Taco Truck Chili

Taco Truck Chili... like a deconstrusted taco! SO FUN!

Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Taco Truck Chili is the perfect fall dish! It has all the flavors of a taco, and the toppings are really where you make it your own!

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During the Fall months my Slow Cooker is in regular rotation. And I have to admit, chili is my most favorite thing to make in mine. What we like best about chili in general is it serves as the perfect base to a) enjoy on its own OR b) use as a vessel to consume massive amounts of chili toppers.

Of course “b” is the obvious answer. I men who doesn’t like to get creative with their chili toppings? Think: sour cream, avocado, cheese, chips, lettuce, salsa, or even cheese quesadillas! There is nothing better than a hearty bowl of chili on a cool, fall day.

The great thing about this chili recipe is I use shredded beef, to mimic a taco truck taco, instead of using plain ground beef. Not only does the shredded meat make the chili WAY more interesting, it adds a texture that very “deconstructed taco”.Taco Truck Chili

I used a boneless Chuck Roast for this recipe. It’s a fairly lean cut of meat, especially if you trim the excess fat, and it shreds really nicely.

Just season it with salt and pepper and sear the meat on all sides. You can skip the searing step if you’re short on time, I just prefer to sear the meat, as it adds a layer of flavor that I don’t feel can be duplicated.

Taco Truck Chili

Just place the meat in the Slow Cooker and then top with the remaining ingredients.

Taco Truck Chili

Just cook on high heat for 4-6 hours or low heat for 8-10!

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The chili is done when the meat shreds apart easily. You can either shred the meat in the pot, or remove it and shred it separately and add back to the pot.

Taco Truck Chili

When it’s done you are good to go!

Taco Truck Chili

Of course you can’t stop there. The topping are KING! Get creative!

Crock-Pot® Taco Truck Chili... like a deconstrusted taco! SO FUN!

I adore this recipe and know you will too!


Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Taco Truck Chili

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: serves 10-12 1x


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 34 pounds chuck roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 chipotle peppers (from can of chipotle in adobo), diced
  • 2 can Rotel, undrained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup beef stock or beer
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 12 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 cup flour


  1. Heat oil in skillet over high heat. Sear the meat on both sides and place in Crock-Pot®.
  2. Add in all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Cook on high heat for 4-6 hours or low heat for 8-10 hours.
  4. -45 minutes before the chili is done remove 1/3 cup of the liquid from the pot. Mix in the flour and stir until smooth. Pour this back into the chili and cover and cook for 30-45 more minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  5. Remove meat from the pot and shred, or alternatively shred meat right in the pan.
  6. Serve with taco toppings, like avocado, cheese, sour cream, and/or with corn chips.


17 Responses

  1. Catrina

    Yes, sounds so good! I think my husband will like this vs the pumpkin chili I made last week. He felt duped:/ Curious, did you use beer or broth?

  2. Teija

    Yum – always looking for good chili recipes! Have one that my family loves but I like a variety and am always trying new things. Also – thanks for having more chances than just FB (and twitter and instagram….) for us who don’t use social media! That’s a nice change from most/all contests anymore 🙂

  3. Maria

    We have a local restaurant that has chili with steak and it is our favorite thing on the menu. When I saw this, it looked so similar that I knew I had to make and try it. Yes, yes, yes it is so similar and we loved it! My husband just went back for seconds! We don’t like corn in our chili, so I left that out. Thanks so much for sharing this, now we can eat our favorite restaurant chili whenever we want!

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