Here are 8 easy slow cooker taco recipes for busy days! Or lazy ones.
Short ribs are often served braised (seared at high heat and then cooked slowly in liquid) to achieve that fall-off-the-meat deliciousness. You can achieve similar results with a slow cooker, as long as you sear them quickly before throwing them into the pot. Then at the end of the day, make your salted lime cabbage and add it to your short rib tacos!
This slow cooker taco recipe includes chicken breasts, canned diced tomatoes, green chiles, onion, cilantro, and seasonings. It makes a classic chicken filling that will make everyone happy.
Put a pork roast in a slow cooker with beer and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and let it cook all day. Then broil the meat to get it all crispy before stuffing them into tortillas. Don’t skip this part; it’s what turns cooked pork into carnitas!
Hoisin sauce is the key ingredient of this slow cooker taco recipe, along with pork, garlic, and ginger. Don’t forget to make the coleslaw mixture to add a crunch to every bite.
This Hawaiian BBQ chicken taco recipe combines both sweet and savory flavors to make a truly great taco. The chicken is cooked in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce, soy sauce, and pineapple juice and then topped with a pineapple slaw mixture. Yum!
What do you get when you toss a flank steak in a slow cooker? Delicious beef carnitas tacos, of course.
The secret ingredient of this slow cooker pulled pork taco recipe? Chocolate. There’s also beer and orange juice in the recipe. Intrigued? I am, too.
It doesn’t get any easier than this. Dump green salsa verde and cream cheese in the slow cooker with your chicken and you’ll get a great chicken taco filling in a couple of hours.
The best thing about these slow cooker taco recipes? You could use any of the above recipes and leave out the tortillas. Put the meat on a bowl of rice, a plate of spinach, a heaping of mashed sweet potatoes, or alongside a vegetable side dish.
For more slow cooker recipes, check out Set-It-and-Forget-It Recipe Roundup: Turkey and Chicken Crockpot Meals and Set-It-and-Forget-It Recipe Roundup: Meatless Crockpot Meals.
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