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Slow-Cooker Celebration Tacos

Slow-Cooker Celebration Tacos

Let your sluggish cooker bring the party with these layered beef tacos! We took everybody’s favorite layered taco dip and idea: what if we put it on tacos?

Upgraded January 14,2020



  • 3

    lb lean (a minimum of 80%) hamburger
  • 2

    large onions, chopped
  • 2

    plans (1 oz each) Old El Paso ™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2

    cups Old El Paso ™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
  • 1

    cup water
  • 3

    boxes (4.7 oz each) Old El Paso ™ Stand ‘N Things ™ taco shells

Layered Taco Toppings:

  • 3

    (11- oz.) cans entire kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 1

    (10- oz.) pkg. (5 1/2 cups) shredded lettuce
  • 2

    cups sliced red, yellow and/or green bell pepper
  • 1/2

    cup sliced green onions
  • 2

    cups sliced Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1

    medium avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1

    cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2

    cup Old El Paso ™ Salsa
  • 8

    oz. (2 cups) finely shredded Mexican cheese mix
  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • 1

    Cook hamburger in 2 batches. For first batch, spray 12- inch frying pan with cooking spray. Include half of the ground beef and 1 sliced onion. Cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or till beef is completely prepared, stirring frequently. Drain pipes.

  • 2

    Stir in 1 bundle taco spices mix, 3/4 cup salsa and 1/2 cup water. Decrease heat to low; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or till the majority of liquid is absorbed.

  • 3

    Cool very first batch of beef mixture 15 minutes. Spoon into fridge or freezer container; cover tightly. Repeat to make second batch. Serve instantly, or cool approximately 24 hours or freeze up to 1 week.

  • 4

    To serve instantly, place beef mix in slow cooker; keep warm on Low setting. If beef mixture is frozen, thaw before heating. Location beef mix in slow cooker; cover and cook on High setting for 1 hour or up until hot. Decrease heat to Low to keep warm. To serve, spoon beef mixture into taco shells. Leading with Layered Taco Toppings.

  • 5

    Dry corn on paper towels; spread corn in sprayed pan. Stir; bake an extra 10 minutes.

  • 6

    In ungreased 13 x9-inch (3 quart) glass baking meal, layer lettuce, bell pepper, roasted corn, onions, tomatoes and avocado.

  • 7

    In small bowl, combine mayo and salsa; mix well. Cover firmly; refrigerate at least 2 hours or over night.

  • It’s easy to double or triple this recipe for larger groups. Prepare the meat mix in batches, cool and refrigerate it or freeze it as directed in the recipe.
  • This dish integrates all of the taco topping active ingredients in a layered “salad”. This method of layering the garnishes will help individuals move through the buffet line quicker.
  • A fantastic addition to these layered beef tacos would be a side of hearty guacamole. Our Filled Guacamole will add a lot more taste and layers to your carnival!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:
1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Overall Fat
17 g
Hydrogenated Fat
Trans Fat
40 mg
570 mg
240 mg
Total Carbohydrate
19 g
Dietary Fiber
12 g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Extremely Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;.

Percent Daily Worths are based upon a 2,000 calorie diet plan.

  • Wish to enjoy your next party? Conserve this recipe! These slow-cooker tacos serve 30 and are suggested to be made ahead, conserving you time on the day of and releasing you up to enjoy your business. Again, you can likewise rely on this recipe for unscripted parties thanks to the day-of directions. No matter what your hosting character may be, this recipe’s a keeper. One of the creative elements of this recipe is the method all the taco toppings get combined into, essentially, a layered salad. Your visitors can scoop all the excellent things onto their tacos in one go to assist keep the buffet line moving. So next carnival, make your tacos the simple method– in the slow cooker!

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