Slow Cooker Taco Meat | Large Family Recipes // Jamerrill Stewart
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– Hey guys, so several times
over these last two years or so that I’ve been doing a YouTube, excuse me my seat is stuck there, I have mentioned and I think I’ve shared in various videos about doing
taco meat in a slow cooker. Now I’ve never had a
dedicated video for it, and so I thought I would just show you, I’m getting ready to do
a big batch of taco meat in a slow cooker for our
weekend, it is now Friday. We’re gonna have tacos,
and we have soft shells, we have hard shells,
we can do taco salads, a couple different configurations. That’s gonna be our big weekend meal. Tomorrow is Saturday, and
on Saturdays I usually leave the house for at
least 12 hours or so to bust out a bunch of my
business to do list stuff, and my husband is home with all the kids. And then Sunday, we have church
twice on Sundays usually, and it’s just, busy weekend
like I’m sure at your house. So I usually pick one
main meal and we have that several different ways for the weekend. It’s also quick and easy heat up, you know if teenagers wanna get themselves tacos for lunch, or just however it works. One of the questions I get is, Jamerrille why don’t you
just stand at the stove and cook your five pounds
of hamburger in 20 minutes, and I don’t usually have
20 minutes to stand there plus deal with the
grease mess at the stove. So even though it takes
a couple hours for me to do my meat in the slow cooker, I started my meat earlier
today around lunch time. It is five pounds of ground beef, this is heavier fat ground
beef, I think it was like 73/27 or so from Aldi, I
would like at least an 80/20 but they didn’t have it
and I wasn’t runnin’ into another store just for meat on that day. So my meat is cooked in the slow cooker, it has cooked on high
for about four hours, and all the grease is
contained in this slow cooker so I can drain it now and
then I’m gonna add in now- Thought ahead a little
better I would have also had some pinto beans or northern
beans or black beans done to add in with my meat
mixture that I’m gonna do. Totally forgot and it was
time to get meat cookin’ so I didn’t fool with it. I also did a whole bunch of french toast in bulk this morning too,
and so I thought okay well we just won’t have beans. So what this is gonna end up being, cause you know this is all about
workin’ with what you have, it’s gonna be five pounds of hamburger, it’s two pounds of cooked brown rice, it’s four cans of corn,
unless I eyeball it and decide to add in a little more corn. And then I’m adding in
chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder of course, salt and pepper. Mixin’ it all up in the slow cooker and then it’ll just
warm until dinner time. So here is my hamburger grease mess all contained in the slow cooker. So I’m going to drain it,
I’ll set the lid off here. I’m gonna drain it and chop
it up, put that back in. Also my rice is done,
I’ve just been letting it sit over here to drain as well. So I’ll show ya what this
looks like once we mix it up. So in the spirit of not
making any extra dirty dishes what I rigged up, is this
is the pot I did my rice in. I put my drainer in
it, poured my hamburger and hamburger grease into it. So I’m just breaking up my hamburger now, all the grease is dripping
down into the pot, we’ll dispose of that later. Honestly what I do a lot of times, is I just let the grease sit overnight and then I’ll scrape it
out into my trash bag the next morning and it’ll
go in our trash pile. I can’t dump anything, because
we live in the wilderness and we have, you know
real predatory animals. The last thing I need is a pile of beef grease anywhere near
the house or on our land to draw animals in, so that’s just how I quickly dispose of it. I don’t save grease to reuse for cooking, I mean I certainly could but I don’t. It’s just not something
I’m in the habit of doing. So those of you who do
are probably thinking, oh there’s 50 things
you could do with that and you are certainly free
to share some ideas with me. I just honestly don’t know too much about what I would reuse it for. So all of the meat now,
that’s pretty good, so now I’m just gonna put
the meat and the rice back- I just got the meat back
in there and actually before I do the rice I’m
adding my corn and then I’m gonna add in my spices
because I had this over here and I’m all about saving steps when I can. So this is just a total
of four cans of corn. These happen to be 15.25
ounce cans, four of those. But of course you use whacha have. Now I didn’t have any cumin available, I never buy the taco seasoning packs, I just put in, it ends up
being about three tablespoons of chili powder, three table
spoons of garlic powder, also three tablespoons
of onion powder, and then I just liberally shake in salt and pepper and I’d put in some cumin if I had it, I don’t have it available;
now I’m gonna stir this up. So I have my taco meat
mixture all worked out. Again if you have refried
beans or if you wanna do homemade refried beans
those are wonderful in this, I just, I’ve had plenty of
times where I don’t have ’em or I don’t think to plan ahead enough and it works out fine too,
so if I had some beans, I’ll still, I might check my pantry to see if I have a can in there somewhere. I would mix those in as
well, and so here’s my rice. I am not going to obviously be able to fit all this rice in this slow cooker. I should be able to use
maybe a third of it, and then I will save the rest
and as we start to get low on our taco meat I will add in extra rice. Here’s a quick view
before I start stirring- Here you guys go, I was actually able to fit almost all the rice, this is the little bit of rice that’s left so I think I got about
two-thirds in there really. And we’ll put that in a bowl for storage as needed for the weekend;
if we don’t get to it I’ll just end up freezing that and then I’ll use it in something else. But here’s how it turned out. So this is five pounds of hamburger, just about two pounds of brown rice, corn, spices, and that
is what I had on hand. Again, you can add lots
of different things to your taco meat in the slow cooker. Now it’s just on warm, I’m just gonna let it warm for a little bit. We have our taco shells,
which I’m carrying here. We have soft shells, I have
to actually run out the door real quick for an errand, and
I will have my 13 year old and probably my 10 year
old, they’ll get sour cream and cheese and other things out cause my husband is doing some homework, and also watching little kids you know. And later this evening or tomorrow I will try to add in another video
clip just to show you what, what it looks like when it’s all done. Hello guys, we are back from dance and we’ve gotten all the
taco stuff out again here. About nine o’clock at night
we got the slow cooker full, and then we just heat
it up on this big plate, and I’m makin’ another soft shell- S here’s the behind the scenes of how I’m doin’ my soft shell, I’ve got my meat mixture on that, and
lettuce, and some cheese, and sour cream, and hot
sauce, I like Texas Pete. Did you find a clicker? – Yeah clicker
– Yeah say night night friends – Night night friends. – Show you guys the taco meat in action, that’s how I’m having mine. We’ve also been through a
few boxes of hard shells, we got our soft shells
out, so we’ll see you next time with another brand new video, and my all directions written out recipe of how I do the taco
meat in the slow cooker will be over on
Largefamilytable.com, bye-bye. (gentle music)

100 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Taco Meat | Large Family Recipes // Jamerrill Stewart

  1. Get a hamburger chopper tool from Walmart. It's under $4 & I love it! Makes easy work of chopping the ground meat.

  2. Jamerril, l I love how you and I are worlds apart, both globally and in our life choices /lifestyles, but when it comes to feeding our family we appear to be so much in tune. Lol. love watching you look after your family 🙂

  3. Great idea to use slow cooker!! you are so effecient😄 I guess it's out of sheer necessity. Do you do the CLEANING like vacuuming, dusting, etc. or do the older children take care of that? I don't know how you do everything. I'm amazed. GOD BLESS.

  4. My kids like to crush up a bunch of Doritos and mix the meat and Ortega sauce with fixins… Soooo good!!:):)

  5. That looks so good. I'm making it for my boys and there drum line friends. something different than Pizza or subs or sloppy Joe I usually make. THANKS SO MUCH bet those boys gobble it up.

  6. to liax3rock. keep watching. that's how I learned to cook. watching before I had a family too. it'll all get burned in your memories and in the future you'll be ready to go with lots of recipes and cooking no how. I'm 50 time flies:)))

  7. I just wanna share an easy recipe for u…u can also do chicken tacos in slow cooker..please don't hate me for this, but I've used the canned chicken as well…its actually really good. 🙂 but, a recipe I make alot is chicken (either a huge can or a few small ones, u can adjust this to your family) or a few pounds of boneless skinless breasts,thighs….then a box of stuffing mix(just throw it in dry),2 cans of cream of chicken soup(I've seen ppl use cream of mushroom or celery as well, al your own taste)…let it go 3-4hours on high and shred the chicken when its able to be shredded…believe it or not, its enuf liquid to make it good and creamy…we eat it on burger buns or just on a plate and serve a veggie in the side. That meal is my all time fave. Kids love it. It's so tasty. And easy. Fills ya up and lots of leftovers. :):) have a great day!!

  8. You are amazing!!! Love your videos and don't ever feel like you should be doing different – you are doing great!

  9. this looks so yummy!! I might just have to make this meal this weekend!! thank you for this video!! 😀

  10. Your children are not going to be hungry after all that food although you have many mouths to feed great mum you Sean well organized

  11. I love.love your videos !!!!!!! I have just started my own channel:) here's our first week 🙂 British Family living in Canada
    1st week on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL932Mx30dCC3ayynFI8kIIwS1DRYbpLFN

  12. I was going to say, "Don't forget the cumin" and then you addressed that, lol. I like to do my taco meat in the crockpot as well. I never thought to add rice and corn though!

  13. Just a little tip from a fellow homemade taco eater!

    Do the sour cream first, so you can spread it across the whole tortilla. It helps to keep everything together and in the shell. Plus then you get an even amount of sour cream in every bite.

    Hope that you give it a try:)

  14. Someone once taught me to pour the grease into a cab and freeze it for easy disposal in the garbage

  15. Dump the grease, dump the grease, dump the grease … it's so bad for you. Oh and now I'm craving taco's, we use ground turkey and since we are only 3 in my house our rice and corn would be on the side, but your's looks delicious.

  16. I have a large family. Seven kids lol. I need a slow cooker. I didn't even know you could do all the things you do with your slow cooker! Taco meat like holy cow!!!

  17. I save the grease from meatloaf etc. to add a T to my dog food dish w/ their food. It makes their fur shin an healthy an adds flavor to their food.:Plus it is free.

  18. I have one question, "Out of all the business and chaos and you feel your mind is racing, how should I (we) destress/unwind" ?

  19. I put grease and things like the remains of bones and veggies after making stock in large zip lock bags and freeze them. Then on trash pick up day, I put the bag into my trash bag still frozen. My trash truck usually comes between 8:00 and 10:00 am, so even if anything should thaw, it is not there very long.

  20. Looks yummy!!!! One busy mamma to another…… Do What you gotta and it is what it is !!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing !!!!!!

  21. we've been picking up hamburger meat for $1.69 a lb in the 5 lb chubs from Smart & Final 🙂 Do you warm your flour tortillas in the microwave or on the stove ?

  22. Wow you stretch that meal well to make chilli on Monday great idea loved watching you with you tips they are great

  23. fat and grease is where all the flavor is..its also where all the clogged arteries are..lol I wonder if you used gr beef and gr turkey..half and half in the cooker..its much much less fat and I don't think your family could taste a difference

  24. This mama of 7 loves your videos! You should try crockpot liners…they are one of my favorite time savers! Take care!

  25. Tip for your beef grease next time: Suet blocks for birds. Great activity with the kids. Just warm up the beef grease till it's soft and stir in some wild bird feed. It'll get stiffer as it cools. I spread it in an old 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan and set it outside for a couple of hours in the winter (saves space in the freezer), cut the cold product into large 'brownie' blocks and if you don't have a suet block holder, use the plastic webbing from the onions or potatoes. Hang these from one of your garden hooks or high up on the side of a tree. Woodpeckers LOVE it as well as wrens, titmice, black capped chickadees.

  26. I wrap up food-related garbage and keep it in my garage freezer until trash day.  That way I don't attract unwanted visitors to my garbage can.

  27. Sometimes I've been able to find the meat I'm wanting in the freezer section of Aldi if it's not available fresh. I love how you teach the message of use what you have instead of running 5 different places to get it 🙂

  28. How often do you make slow cooker meals ? cause I love ❤️ watching you make your slow cooker meals

  29. You could put that mixture in bell peppers and make stuffed bell peppers with it…. that would be so yummy, too! 🙂

  30. I watched this video and tried this out myself. I will never stand over a stove to cook ground meat ever. So much easier in the crock pot , I smashed it all up in the crock pot .Thank you for showing me this .

  31. Wash and save large plastic containers with lids such as yogurt, margarine, etc. Dispose of the grease in them. Then put in the garbage can.

  32. wanted to share this I cook brown rice with the big jar of salsa and taco seasoning u get at Aldis makes great rice to go with taco and it's really easy sometimes I add chicken broth too sometimes water for extra lq

  33. Awesome way to stretch the meat budget by adding in the brown rice and corn!!! Love it and thanks for sharing 🙂

  34. I love your channel. I try to get my fix whenever I see a new video but I know I miss a lot. I make a chicken broccoli and cream of broccoli soup mixture in the slow cooker it's yummies and the last 30 minutes before I serve it I add extra cheese to it so good and my family loves it.

  35. Maybe you could save a little grease for the 🐕 🐕? I give our Chiwauwa mix a little acasionly.

  36. take a bowl, line with tin foil, dump grease in and let sit. this will added then u can wrap foil around grease and throw away. saves you from scraping

  37. Jamerrill, thank you so much for being you. You've inspired me beyond words. I don't know why because like you always say, 'I'm just a momma!', but you have seriously encouraged me in my life. One day I hope I can be HALF the mother you are, I digress. Thank you so much for helping me out of a depression, helping me get my life on track, and overall encouraging me. You are so lovely!

  38. For grease we have a plastic container with a lid. We pour it in, put in in the freezer it and dump more on top all week. Then on trash day we push it out into the garbage bag we are taking to the curb.

  39. I eat mainly plant based-but I have been struggling as beans/peas, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli give me and my almost 3 wk old bad gas-anyone else find this?

  40. Looks good!! Never thought of putting corn in it before, but that's a good idea!! 💡

    Sometimes I put a little bit of Pace (Mild) Picante sauce in it, too.

    Or some canned, mild, Ortega diced jalapeño peppers (IF I have them on hand.)

  41. I've never used the slow cooker for beef taco meat. However my family LOVES when I do chicken or pork taco meat. I take my meat and add it then I do 1-2 cans of diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, a can of corn (with juices). Then I just let it cook. When it's done I shred it up, add a couple cans of drained and rinsed beans (for additional protein and bulk) and adjust seasoning if need be. Then I'll let it cook for another hour or so and then it's done. We eat this on anything from fritos (taco haystacks) to burritos and yes regular tacos. My favorite is with a corn tortilla, cream cheese (you can do SC but CC taste better) with some lettuse, avo, and cilantro. Yummo!

  42. I love sometimes to put the hard shell inside a soft shell for a double decker…usually put some refried beans in between the shells first but it's oh so good..love your recipes, it helps so much with our family of 10 also.

  43. Have you ever used fully cooked frozen shrimp thawed out for tacos? Literally takes one minute to throw together.

  44. I like your videos but love how great a mother you are to your precious children. That is tops! <3

  45. I am a new subscriber. I am looking for quick, easy, and cost effective meals. I love the tip on cooking the meat in the crockpot and draining off the grease before adding your seasonings and such. I was concerned about the grease. All other videos I've watched making slow cooker taco meat, adds everything in with the raw frozen meat and it looks very soupy and greasy at the end. If you drain it off at the end I'm guessing you'd lose most of your flavor. It's just me and my husband, but we are under time constraints often and coming home late having to throw together a meal that causes us to eat extra late some nights. Looking very forward to watching more of your videos! Thanks

  46. I know I'm really late with this but I'm wondering why you don't do canning? You can have things like beans done super cheap if you can your own – granted you need to buy the pressure canner & jars but those can be re-used, but the lids are single use (rings can be reused) … but while you are paying 1.50/can you can can them for PENNIES! They are like $1/#, come in a variety of types and you can get a ton done in a weekend!

  47. Love your channel Jamerrill! Have you ever cooked your hamburger in instant pot not that is not frozen? I wasn’t sure if the only way you use Instant pot for ground beef would be if it’s frozen and if it’s not then you have to use a sauté setting. Thanks for any help!

  48. Love your videos, you're doing it right and real😀you really make some healthy recipes for your family

  49. This is great and you need to buy some slow cooker liners so you don’t have to clean your slow cooker afterwards! You can find them in the grocery store where the aluminum foil is….they are amazing and come in several sizes to accommodate your particular crockpot size.

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