Your favorite taco flavors combined into a chili! With only 6 ingredients including a homemade taco seasoning, this slow cooker recipe is easy & healthy!
This is another super easy slow cooker recipe. You literally just dump everything in, stir and it’s good to go. I kept this version simple so think of it as a base to get you started. I encourage you to add extra ingredients to your liking. One suggestion is to load up on some vegetables like bell peppers. For the meat, you can use ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork. I used my go-to lean ground turkey from Jennie-O this time. Whatever meat you choose, you’ll need to brown it meat prior to adding it to the slow cooker.
This uses my homemade taco seasoning. You can use a packet if you want. HOWEVER making your own taco seasoning blend is super easy and a heck of a lot healthier. Without preaching here, if you are going to use a store-bought packet, take a look at the amount of sodium that it contains. Still want to use it? If so, that’s okay! Occasionally when I’m crunched for time I will grab a packet too. It’s not going to kill you. That being said, I bet you already have all the spices to make your own blend. I use this seasoning all the time. It’s equivalent to 1 package of store-bought. This
Homemade Taco Seasoning
1 tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Store in an airtight container up to 4 weeks.
You can easily turn this into a healthy slow cooker taco soup recipe by adding 2 cups of low-sodium broth. This is also a great freezer meal. You can also double this recipe if you’re feeding a larger crowd.
- 1 lb ground meat, browned
- 1 small onion, diced
- 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
- 15 ounces corn, drained and rinsed
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 or LOW 4-6.
Toppings – sky is the limit! Suggestions include: cheese, jalapeno, cilantro, sour cream, etc. I served mine with Jilz Crackers . I found them at Whole Foods in Venice. They’re gluten-free AND paleo friendly!
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