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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

These slow cooker shredded beef tacos is summer slow cooking at its best! Pair it with your favorite toppings for a hands-free, fun, family and friends meal!

These slow cooker shredded beef tacos are summer slow cooking at its best! Pair it with your favorite toppings.

How about some summer slow cooking?  We want something easy and hassle-free but good enough to feed a crowd or a family for a couple of days. So today we’re gonna be doing some slow cooker shredded beef tacos with some chuck roast seared lovingly before it’s slow-cooked for hours in a spiced tomato sauce.

The toppings are entirely up to you. Lettuce, cheese, beans, rice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, or hot sauce. Maybe even some corn! And don’t be limited by the title of the recipe. You can use this beef for burritos or enchiladas too.

These slow cooker shredded beef tacos are summer slow cooking at its best! Pair it with your favorite toppings.

There’s some cayenne and jalapeno in here, but when all was said and done, I didn’t find it spicy at all so don’t be turned off by those two. And if you want it super spicy, just add in more peppers or cayenne. Or some hot sauce. We always have a bottle of Cholula handy at home for this.

Alright, let’s cook!

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER SHREDDED BEEF TACOS (1 MIN):

These slow cooker shredded beef tacos are summer slow cooking at its best! Pair it with your favorite toppings.

SLOW COOKER SHREDDED BEEF TACOS TIPS AND TRICKS

Use a cheap cut of beef for this, something perfect for slow cooking like a chuck roast. I seasoned it with salt and pepper and seared it for a while cause searing before braising is good. You can skip this step if you don’t want an extra pan to wash but read this before you do so you can make an informed decision!

Then in the slow cooker it goes and you top it with the diced onions and sauce mixture, which is beef broth spiced with cayenne, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic, tomato paste, lime juice and diced jalapenos.

These slow cooker shredded beef tacos are summer slow cooking at its best! Pair it with your favorite toppings.

If you want less heat, remove the seeds from the jalapenos. I did this, so my beef wasn’t too spicy. If you want more heat, leave the seeds in. And if that still isn’t enough, add more peppers or more cayenne.

It’ll look like a slab of beef with very little juices to go around before you start cooking. Don’t worry about this because after 8 hours of braising, the beef will break down you’ll end up with more than enough juices to coat your shredded beef. Slow cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high and that’s it! I did mine on low for 8 hours. Then serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 2225 tacos 1x

Description

These slow cooker shredded beef tacos are summer slow cooking at its best! Pair it with your favorite toppings.


Ingredients

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  • 23 lb. chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced

Instructions

  1. Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, sear the chuck roast on all sides in some oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  3. Combine cayenne, cumin, smoked paprika and garlic with the beef broth.
  4. Add tomato paste, jalapeno and lime juice and stir to mix.
  5. Transfer the roast to a 6 qt. slow cooker and top with diced onions.
  6. Pour the beef broth mixture over the roast and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  7. Shred the beef with two forks and toss to coat with the juices.
  8. Dish and serve hot with tortillas and your favorite toppings.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

Toppings: Lettuce, cheese, beans, rice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, or hot sauce.

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130 Comments

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    Rebekah
    September 14, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Made this for the first time this evening and it was a big hit with my husband. He’s from Mexico so his stamp of approval is high praise haha. Definitely will be making this again!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 15, 2021 at 9:37 AM

      Haha, I love that and I’ll happily take it 🙂 Glad these were a hit and enjoy your future tacos!

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    Anna
    April 23, 2021 at 10:58 AM

    Tried this recipe for the first time a few months ago for a 2-person super bowl party and neither of us could get enough! Barely any leftovers because we just kept eating. Making it again this weekend and my stomach is already thanking me 🙂 Thanks for a great recipe!

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      The Cooking Jar
      May 7, 2021 at 10:41 AM

      I’m so glad to hear it! Have fun with the tacos 🙂

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