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Shredded Beef Tacos

These shredded beef tacos are another one of those easy crockpot shredded beef recipes. This Mexican shredded beef can be used for beef carnitas, shredded beef tacos, beef burritos or beef enchiladas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
shredding time10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 252kcal

Ingredients

Shredded Beef

  • 1 2-3lb Roast Beef Any cut of roast will do, chuck roast, rump roast, round roast, sirloin roast
  • 1 4 0z can Green Chillies
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil avocado oil works great
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Taco Fixings

  • 8-12 large taco shells corn or flour tortilas
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cup Salsa
  • 1 head Lettuce

Instructions

  • Cut the Roast Beef into 1" chunks.  If there are large pieces of fat on the meat, trim if off while cutting into chunks. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the green chilies, brown sugar, minced garlic, cooking oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  • Toss the beef marinade with the beef.  You can marinade your beef for 2 to 24 hours or just go ahead and cook it.   

Cooking Shredded Beef in the Slowcooker

    Add the beef and the marinade to the slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 4.5 hours.

    • When the beef is done, you should be able to shred it with 2 forks easily.
    • Preheat the oven to Broil
    • Take the beef out of the slow cooker and transfer to a baking dish.  Using 2 forks, shred the beef chunks.
    • Pour about 1 cup of the drippings on the beef.  
    • Place the meat under the broiler.  Stir the meat every 2 minutes or when lightly crispy.  Broil for a total of 10 minutes or until the meat is lightly golden.  (This gives the meat a little more texture and flavor from reducing the drippings)
    • Serve with corn or flour tortilla shells, shredded cheese, sour cream, hot sauce and any other taco toppings you love. 

    Cooking Shredded Beef in the Oven

    • Add the beef and the marinade to an oven-proof dish.  Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and cook on 350 for 2 hours. 
    • Using 2 forks, shred the beef chunks. Pour about 1 cup of the drippings on the beef.
    • Place the meat under the broiler. Stir the meat every 2 minutes or when lightly crispy. Broil for a total of 10 minutes or until the meat is lightly golden. (This gives the meat a little more texture and flavor from reducing the drippings)
    • Serve with corn or flour tortilla shells, shredded cheese, sour cream, hot sauce and any other taco toppings you love. Enjoy! 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg