Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde are an easy, flavorful dinner for busy weeknights.

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde are an easy, flavorful dinner for busy weeknights.

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The past couple of weeks have been absolutely horrible at work. For the past two weeks, I came home with stress headaches every day and was just absolutely exhausted. I’d come home almost every day craving quiet and wine and the ability to zone out from the world. I wanted to forget about the people who thought it was ok to send insulting and counterproductive emails to me, when in fact, they were struggling to do their own job. And we won’t talk about how I’m to blame for them not having not any common sense or basic communication skills.

I’d come home with so little energy that several nights, I couldn’t even bother to season meat and veggies for my hubby to grill. Pathetic, right?

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde are an easy, flavorful dinner for busy weeknights.

After one week of that, I finally got my act together to make life a little easier for myself, at least at home. This slow cooker beef tacos was a life saver last week. I’ve made it several times before. It truly requires minimal effort. Slice those onions and peppers from your farmers market or garden (or grocery store – for the really crazy weeks, buy two packages of presliced fajita veggies and skip the slicing all together), dump into the slow cooker and walk out the door for work. Shredding the beef only takes a minute when you get home before you can serve, and likely have some for leftovers. The salsa verde gives the beef and vegetables a bright, slightly sweet flavor and has just a hint of a bite. (If you like things spicier, I bet you could throw a few sliced jalapenos in here as well).

The other reason I really like this meal is that it’s so easy to customize to what’s in season and to individual tastes. I’ve made this with all colors of bell peppers as well as both red and white onions. You can even do all onions or peppers, if someone in your house has an aversion to one or the other. Same goes for toppings. I favor a little more fresh produce, the tomato and avocado (or guacamole) that you see above but my hubby adds more salsa, cheese, and even a bit of sour cream to his tacos. The options are endless.

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde

Enjoy this dish now while farmers markets and gardens are producing tons of produce, or bookmark it for a busy weeknight for later. And don’t forget to check out the other recipes featuring farmers market produce at the bottom of this post! Bon appetit!

Prep Ahead: Slice onions and peppers the night before (or even a couple nights before), and store in an airtight container for easy prep the morning you want to make this.

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Peppers, Onions & Salsa Verde

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde are an easy, flavorful dinner for busy weeknights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 351 kcal
Author Liz


  • 2 medium to large onions white, red, or a combination of the two, cut into thin strips
  • 2 large bell peppers any color, cut into thin strips
  • 1.5-2 lb. lean flank steak trimmed of fat if necessary
  • 16-20 oz. salsa verde
  • tortillas
  • Toppings of choice: additional salsa diced tomato, cheese, avocado/guacamole, sour cream, etc.


  1. Place sliced peppers and onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place flank steak on top of vegetables. Top with salsa.
  2. Cook on low for for 10 hours.
  3. Shred beef and return to slow cooker.
  4. Serve hot with the onions and peppers in salsa verde, in a tortilla with toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition calculated based on the larger quantities noted for the beef, vegetables and salsa. It does not include tortillas and toppings.

A Books n’ Cooks Original recipe.

Looking for a side dish to accompany these tacos? Try my Cilantro Lime Rice.

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde are an easy, flavorful dinner for busy weeknights.

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13 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Salsa Verde”

  1. I love tacos! I spent many years in the Southwest and grew to love Mexican food. I think that tacos are my favorites. Great job on the salsa verde!

  2. Ugh! Sounds like a real fun time at work! Having dinner in the slow cooker definitely makes things easier after a long day. I went to bed at 8:30 one night a couple of weeks ago. Work had taken ever last bit of patience and energy out of me so as soon as little dude was in bed, so was I. I even forgot to tell my husband good night!

  3. I’m a sucker for any kind of tacos….unless they’re salmon. LOL These look delicious and I will be pulling my slow cooker out to make them soon.

  4. LOVE any recipes I make in my crockpot. This one is a keeper for sure. Beef tacos are so good! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

  5. 5 stars
    Loved this! So easy and the meat was extremely tender. This was my first time putting flank steak in the slow cooker but it won’t be my last. I didn’t eat this immediately, I portioned it out and made chipotle-like bowls with cilantro lime rice, black beans and tomato. Perfect lunches or dinners for busy weeknights.

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