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Slow Cooker Cheesy Beefy Tacos
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef Tacos

These Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef Tacos will be ready for a great dinnertime meal any day of the week!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 473kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef extra lean
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels regular or roasted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • For the seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • For cheese sauce adapted from Iowa Girl Eats:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese I used cheddar and colby. Shred yourself from a block for best results

Instructions

  • Drain tomatoes well. Add to crock along with beef (yes, uncooked!) and corn. Use a spatula to break up the beef.
  • In a small bowl mix together all the the seasoning mix spices. Add two tablespoons of the mixture to the taco meat and save the rest in an airtight container to use later
  • Add water and stir to coat the meat mixture with the seasoning
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or high for 2-3 hours until meat is fully cooked
  • Right before meal time you will want to shred your cheese for your sauce
  • Melt the butter over medium high heat and then whisk in the flour. Keep whisking for about 1-2 minutes to let it cook up just a little
  • Slowly add in the milk while continuing to whisk to avoid any lumps
  • Keep stirring with a spoon and let it cook and additional 4-5 minutes until it thickens up and will coat the spoon
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese until fully melted.
  • Add about ¾ of a cup of the cheese sauce to your meat and stir everything to combine. Use extra cheese for drizzle, for chips, or save in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 days
  • Serve with your favorite shells and lettuce and tomato as desired

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1035mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 4mg