Slow-Cooker Smoky Chipotle Soft Tacos

Feeding a crowd? Make taco filling in a slow cooker and let guests line up for the tasty taco filling.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

3
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
Anaheim chile, chopped (1/3 cup)
3/4
cup chili sauce
1/2
cup mole sauce (from 9-oz container)
3
tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
3/4
teaspoon salt
18
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch; from two 8.2-oz packages)
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
3
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and Anaheim chile over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 2 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix beef mixture, chili sauce, mole sauce, chipotle chiles, cumin and salt.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 4 To serve, spoon 1/3 cup beef mixture onto each tortilla; top with cheese and tomatoes. Roll up tortillas. Beef mixture will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

To save on fat and calories, use ground turkey breast instead of ground beef. You'll save 7 grams of fat and 50 calories per serving.

For taco meat with a kick, use half ground beef and half spicy chorizo sausage.

Carry out the Mexican theme of your menu with bowls of black beans, Spanish rice, tortilla chips and salsa.

Mole sauce is a rich, spicy and slightly sweet Mexican sauce. Look for it with the Mexican ingredients in your supermarket. If it's unavailable, enchilada sauce is a good substitute.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Taco
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.