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Chalupa: A Cheap Large Family Meal You Can Prep in Minutes

Slow cooker chalupa is a cheap, easy meal for large families.
How to make chalupa for a crowd.

I was introduced to a version of this chalupa years ago when I had ten children under ten and was pinching every penny. It came from another large family mom. I have tweaked and altered it over the years and it has become a family favorite. I am so excited to share this recipe with you.

This slow cooker chalupa recipe is delicious and perfect for feeding a crowd.

This chalupa starts with a few simple ingredients. Dried beans, green chilis, garlic, onion, broth, taco seasoning, and either pork roast or chicken breast.

Chalupa makes a cheap meal for large families.

There is no reason to presoak or cook the beans in this recipe. The beans will cook right along with the pork roast and come out perfectly.

Slow cooker chalupa takes just minutes to prep. Throw everything in the slow cooker and walk away.

The rest of the ingredients go right on top. You put the slow cooker on low and let it cook all day. Your house will smell heavenly and dinner is prepped in less than ten minutes!

This quick and easy chalupa will have your famliy begging for more!

This chalupa can be served over rice, over chips, in tortillas, or our very favorite, in Najavo Fry Bread.

The topping ideas for chalupa are endless!

No need to be intimidated by this quick bread. Navajo Fry Bread is easy to make. Double the batch and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar for an easy dessert!

Easy Slow Cooker Chalupa

This delicious meal takes less than ten minutes to prep, is cheap, and feeds a crowd!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword slow cooker


  • 3 pound pork roast
  • 2 cups dried pinto beans
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 4 oz can chopped green chilis
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning


  1. Place pork roast and dried beans in slow cooker.

  2. Pour in broth and water.

  3. Add in onions, diced green chilis, garlic, and taco seasoning.

  4. Turn slow cooker on to low and cook for 6-8 hours

  5. Once pork can be easily pulled apart with fork, shred pork and stir.

  6. Remove excess liquid if desired.

  7. Serve over rice, chips, in tortillas, or Navajo fry bread. Garnish with cheese, lettuce, olives, tomatoes, radishes, onions, etc.

Slow cooker chalupa can be prepped in minutes and is a quick meal that feeds a crowd.

Tips for having the perfect chalupa dinner

  1. These stainless steel taco holders are perfect for filling tacos with premade shells, or if you make the Navajo fry bread.
  2. If you are making these for a crowd, you can keep your tortillas or fry bread covered in the oven on 200. Or, you can keep them warm in a slow cooker.
  3. Feel free to play with this recipe. You can use red beans, black beans, a mix of beans. You can also replace the pork roast with 3-4 frozen boneless, skinless, chicken breasts.



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