Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

Ground beef in a white bowl with lettuce. |

Tender, juicy, and full of flavor, these Slow Cooker Beef Tacos go well with just about everything. This recipe comes with a blend of spices and makes perfect leftovers or options for meal prep! {Paleo}


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 white onions, diced
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/21 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Garnish with black olives, fresh tomatoes, fresh cilantro, green onions, peppers, or jalapeños


  1. In a skillet, brown the one pound of ground beef. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to the slow cooker.
  2. Wipe off any excess grease in the skillet and then, using the same skillet, sauté the diced onions and garlic with the coconut oil until the onions are translucent. Transfer the onion and garlic mixture to the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the water into the slow cooker, along with the tomatoes, cumin, oregano, sea salt, garlic salt, and onion powder. Cook for 6-8 hours.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for about 2-3 days.


  • I typically start out with 1/2 cup water and see how the ground beef cooks. Depending on how much grease from the skillet made its way into the slow cooker, I’ll add a little more water to the slow cooker or leave the mixture as is.