Slow Cooker Healthy Taco Casserole

Slow Cooker Healthy Taco Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 334 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet


  • 1 pound 96/4 Extra Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 small Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Yellow or Orange Bell Pepper diced
  • 5 cups Shredded Collard Greens
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 pint Sugar Plum Grape Tomatoes halved
  • 15 oz can Black Beans
  • 18 oz Tomato Sauce with Roasted Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 10 Corn Tortillas (I used extra thin)
  • 6 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet over medium high heat until fully cooked, drain any excess grease
  2. Add onions and peppers and let saute for 2-3 minutes until slightly softened
  3. Add collard greens and stir well to combine and wilt greens
  4. Add broth and cover and let simmer for 5 minutes or until greens are wilted
  5. Remove cover and let simmer until broth fully reduced
  6. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, beans, sauce, and taco seasoning
  7. Stack half of the tortillas and cut them into thin strips and then into bit sized pieces
  8. Stir them into beef mixture
  9. Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray and add casserole mixture
  10. Top with cheese
  11. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until veggies and beans are fully cooked and tender

Recipe Notes

I cooked this on high in my 3.5 quart casserole slow cooker for 3 hours.