Dinner just got easier with these Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos. So flavorful and absolutely delicious. Top with your favorite toppings and you have a simple, fresh, fabulous meal.
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I’ve mentioned before how much we love tacos at our house, especially Parker. These Slow Cooker Shredded Beef tacos were a huge hit the other night at our house. So many reasons to love them; they are delicious, your slow cooker does all the work, and the meat can be used for burritos, enchiladas, nachos, etc., so many options!
I know some of you may see the instructions to brown the meat first and completely cringe, pleeease don’t! You can certainly skip this step, but it does give the meat another depth of flavor. I can brown/sauté in my slow cooker, so this is so simple for me. But if you really don’t want to dirty another pan, you can skip the browning, the meat will still be delicious!
- 2.5 to 3 lbs. chuck roast
- Salt & pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
- Juice of 1 lime
- Flour or corn tortillas
- Cheese (I love to crumble Cotija cheese over mine)
Season the beef with salt and pepper to taste then sear all sides over medium high heat in some oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a slow cooker.
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika and garlic power, oregano, coriander, beef broth and chopped jalapeno. Stir until combined. Pour the beef broth mixture over the meat.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours or until your meat shreds easily.
Shred beef with two forks. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze lime juice over and toss to coat with the juices.
Every slow cooker cooks differently, so adjust time and high/low accordingly. When I cook any kind of meat I want to shred, I like to cook on high for the first 4 hours and then turn it to low for another 4 hours.
Recipe Source: 5 Boys Baker