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Crock Pot Taco Joes (+Video)

Crock Pot Taco Joes are like sloppy joes with a taco twist. This filling is amazing in tacos and burritos or on tostadas. A huge family favorite!

A SIMPLY DELICIOUS CROCK POT MEAL

My folks had pretty exhausting jobs growing up, so supper was usually kept simple, but hey, we all loved those simple meals! So when I come across recipes like this one for Crock Pot Taco Joes, it automatically feels comforting to me because it reminds me of a childhood meal.

Crock Pot Taco Joes

CAN I USE THE TACO JOE FILLING FOR TACOS OR BURRITOS?

This stuff is so good! We all loved it. This makes a great filling and not just for these taco joes. I made this to use in tacos, taco salad and tostadas and it was amazing! Make taco night just a little more extraordinary! And it’s a slow cooker recipe! Y’all know how much I enjoy crock pot cooking. It comes from Gooseberry Patch’s new cookbook, ‘101 Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes‘. Well, ya know when the words “easy” and “slow cooker” are involved, I am all in.

CROCK POT TACO JOES RECIPE FROM THE COUNTRY COOK

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • ground beef
  • refried beans
  • enchilada sauce
  • taco seasoning
  • salsa
  • hot dog buns
Crock Pot Taco Joes

HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT TACO JOES:

First you gotta brown and crumble your ground beef. Note: I have one of those slow cooker that allows you to sauté meat as well. I can brown the meat and cook it low and slow all in one cooker!

Crock Pot Taco Joes

It has a stovetop setting. I just flip that on high then brown and crumble the ground beef with the lid off. This saves on having one more pan to wash! This produced a lot of grease!

Crock Pot Taco Joes

Drain excess grease.

Crock Pot Taco Joes

Pop the ground beef back in the slow cooker and stir in the refried beans, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning and salsa. Stir together well. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Crock Pot Taco Joes

Then it’s time to dig in! Spoon the filling into hot dog buns. This filling is so good and it will make 25 of these Taco Joes. Garnish with your favorite toppings.

finished, taco sloppy joes on a white plate

This makes amazing taco and burrito filling or on taco salads. I love that this makes a generous amount. You can keep the filling in the slow cooker and let your family and friends serve themselves. And if you have some leftover, it freezes well.

Crock Pot Taco Joes

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Crock Pot Taco Joes (+Video)

Crock Pot Taco Joes are like sloppy joes with a taco twist. This filling is amazing in tacos and burritos or on tostadas. A huge family favorite!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Taco Joes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 581kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 10 ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 16 ounce jar salsa
  • 25 hot dog buns
  • shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, for topping

Instructions

  • Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease.
  • Put the cooked ground beef into a 5-6 quart slow cooker and stir in the refried beans, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning and salsa.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Then serve in hot dog buns topped with your favorite toppings.

Video

Notes

  • This makes an amazing taco and burrito filling or on taco salads.
  • You can keep the filling in the slow cooker (on the warm setting) and let your family and friends serve themselves.
  • Leftovers freeze well.
  • This can easily be made on the stovetop. Cook ground beef, drain grease, add back to pan with refried beans, enchilada sauce and taco seasoning. Stir well. Cover until heated through. Stir occasionally. 

Nutrition

Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 5.9mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: April 2014
Updated & republished May 2019

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27 Comments

  1. Love these type meals, and eating gluten free they are easily adaptable, many items are already g.f., taco mix can be found g.f., corn chips used, etc. As to your remarks about the Ninja cooker, my favorite cooking utensil in my 53 years of marriage. Bought mine when first available, few years ago.

  2. Going to make to take camping for our group potluck. I’ve been using ground chorizo instead of ground beef. Kicks it up a notch for those that like a little spice.

  3. 5 stars
    Husband cooked on stove top. It was very good. We are using the rest of it tomorrow night for goulash. We will add elbow noodles and corn. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    I also have a Ninja crock pot. Best invention ever. I use it two or three times a week and don’t know why no one came up with it sooner.

  5. 5 stars
    I found your site from a link at the SouthernPlate. I love your site and will check back often for more recipes…. I'm sure you have a cookbook out, and I will be looking for it too!!!

    Thank you for the simple, homestyle cooking that we love and can actually use daily!!

    Blessings!

  6. 5 stars
    I made this last night with hot dog buns imy family of 4 loved it, my bean-hating husband didn't even mind them 🙂 I love how much this makes! I made a pan of enchiladas with the leftovers and still have enough left over for one more meal! Thanks for a great recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    Thanks Michelle! I wasn't sure how I would like it in buns but it was REALLY good! And Erin, the beans are not super obvious. I usually have to hide them from my son too. LOL. You could even mash them up even more before putting them in but they really add amazing flavor to this. Hope that helps!

  8. 5 stars
    This looks great and I plan on making this week! Just a question though, are the beans really obvious tasting in it? I love beans but my husband isn't a fan, I just want to try and sneak them in and hope he doesn't notice if I can! 😉

  9. 5 stars
    That looks delicious! A must try!
    One suggestion, if you use a more lean hamburger it will produce less grease, we usually use a 80/20.
    thanks for the recipe!

  10. 5 stars
    Hi Brandie, great recipe, thanks!And good to see that you love the Ninja cooking system…that has been my "next to buy" item for a long time now. Can't wait til I get it…:)

  11. 5 stars
    This sounds delish Brandie! I'm also loving the Ninja cooker idea, where would I shop for one? Thanks for another great post!

  12. 5 stars
    OMG Brandie….I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Ninja Cooking System!! As soon as I saw it I thought, WOW..she has one too! Oh yea, food…This looks like another one to try. Pinning!! Thanks!!