Crock Pot Tacos

I don’t know about you, but I love my crock pot.   It’s perfect for work days – just put it in the pot, go to work and just assemble – and today, It’s Tacos!



Here’s what you need…..

  • 1 ½  pounds top blade beef roast
  • 2/3 cup of cold, brewed coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon regular chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½  teaspoons of salt
  • 8 Corn tortillas

Mix the spices with the coffee.  Place the meat in the crock pot and pour the coffee mixture over it.  Cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the top is dark and the meat falls apart.


Either fry the tortillas into crispy shells (hard taco) or heat them in the microwave (soft tacos)

Prepare the condiments you like to use.  I use Mexican onions (also known as Spring onions), cilantro, shredded pepper jack (not shown) and avocado.  You can use salsa, cheddar, whatever you like on your tacos.


Remove the meat from the pot and shred with a fork (save the liquid to cook beans – I usually freeze it)

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Build your tacos and enjoy!  Makes four servings of two tacos each –


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14 Responses to Crock Pot Tacos

  1. I make tacos but never in the crock pot! I have to try these! Thanks for linking to #overthemoon!

  2. joy says:

    I like tacos! Will definitely pin this to taco night board. Thanks!

  3. Sarah-Ann says:

    I too never thought of using my crockpot for tacos. This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it.

  4. Cath says:

    Just love crock pot recipes and the brewed coffee is a suprise ingredient in this recipe….that alone makes me want to give it a go. I WANT to know how it tastes! Thanks for linking to What’s For Dinner Wednesday with Cath@Home

  5. I don’t know what I would do without my crock pot, these tacos sound delicious and so easy to make too! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

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  7. The coffee sounds like such a great marinade for beef. Going to have to try that. Pinning to my Taco board. :)

  8. Now this really sounds amazing. Love the idea of the coffee. I think I might try this in my pressure cooker.


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