Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe

Mar 2, 2012

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe

Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more!


Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos



Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!



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Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!


My sister Shannon is here visiting from Michigan right now and she requested I make these Shredded Beef Tacos! It was such a fun evening spending time together, eating and having a drink.

My Dad and Stepmom also stopped by for dinner and we ended the night with some yummy Mixed Berry Bellinis! Head over and check out the recipe, they are super delicious!

I cannot believe I haven't made these tacos since I've started blogging. They used to be on the dinner menu all the time.

What other great meals have I forgot about? Since time flies, I know it's quite a few.

The beef is super easy to prep and they turn out so awesome! Everyone loved them and took the recipe home with them to try out again some other time.

It's a great change from Ground Beef Tacos when you are wanting something a little different and it feeds a crowd.

This meal or the leftovers are great for taco salad, burritos, tostadas, nachos or quesadillas! It's also great when used in a breakfast recipe with some eggs.

If you're a fan of tacos, then definitely give this recipe a try!

Perfect for Taco Tuesday since you can throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker before work, and then they're ready by the time you get home.

It really doesn't get much easier than that! Enjoy!


Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!


What is in Shredded Beef Tacos?

  • Bell pepper: The bell pepper comes in different colors including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Red peppers have the most nutrition, because they've been on the vine longest. Green peppers are harvested earlier, before they have a chance to turn yellow, orange, and then red. Red bell peppers have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C than green.
  • Onion: The onion is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. It's relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, and chive. Onions contain antioxidants, red onions have the highest antioxidant amount.  Onions produce the chemical irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide. This irritant floats up from the chopped onion and causes tears. Chill the onion prior to chopping to reduce irritation. 
  • Cumin: Part of the parsley family and native to southwestern Asia including the Middle East. The dried seeds are used as a spice, especially ground and can be found in Mexican recipes or curry powder.
  • Garlic: My love for garlic is real. I use it in almost everything I cook and I love the health benefits it offers. Garlic is part of the onion, leek and chive family. It's great for heart health and contains many vitamins and minerals.


Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!


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This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Combine cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper in a bowl 
  • Rub half of the spice mixture onto the roast 
  • Place the roast in the slow cooker and add onion, garlic and diced pepper
  • Cook on low
  • Drain some of the liquid, shred beef and put back into the slow cooker 
  • Mix in remaining spice mixture, cilantro and more salt and pepper 
  • Cook on low until heated through

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Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!


You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:

  • diced jalapeno pepper
  • chicken breast
  • sliced green onion
  • crushed red pepper
  • diced tomatoes
  • diced habanero pepper
  • pork roast
  • black beans
  • diced red onion

Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!


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Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!


What to serve with this recipe:



I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!


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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

Yield: 10-12 servings
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Ingredients:

  • 3 pound beef roast
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green, red or yellow pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Combine cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper in a bowl
  2. Rub half of the spice mixture onto the roast. 
  3. Place the roast in the slow cooker and add onion, garlic and diced pepper.
  4. Cook on low for about 8 hours. 
  5. Drain some of the liquid, shred beef and put back into the slow cooker
  6. Mix in remaining spice mixture, cilantro and more salt and pepper as needed. 
  7. Cook on low for another 30 minutes,  until heated through.
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Let the slow cooker do all the work for you with this meal! Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are great for quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more! This Mexican shredded beef is packed full of flavor from cilantro, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion and more!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. What fun to have your sister visit you. Your slow cooker tacos look so good...great job on photos, but your sis, too!!

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  2. This looks so good!!! I would love for you to share this recipe with us at Kids in the Kitchen link up. We are looking for family friendly recipes and those that kids can help in the kitchen. This would be perfect!
    http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up/
    Please stop by each Tuesday and add your favorite family recipe with us!
    Thanks! Blessings! Carrie

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  3. I enjoy Mexican Food recipes, this one sounds so good..
    cant wait to try it! Great photos!

    Im a new follower from Mix it up Monday at Flour me with Love.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and following! This is such a great and easy recipe!!

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  4. We're planning to have tacos this week, might have to change my plan from the old ground beef version to yours! Thanks for sharing. Would love for you to join my party: http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html party is on now!

    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for stooping and the invite! This is a great switch from the ground beef version!

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  5. I love slow cooker recipes, they come in handy with the kids' sports. I can't wait to try this...Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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  6. This looks so good, love the slow cooker recipes! We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you back next week! -The Sisters

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  7. this looks and sounds a really great & different way to serve tacos! can't wait to try it :)

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  8. It has been a very cold and rainy day here and these Tacos would just be perfect, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. mmm slower cooker + mexican food = heaven!

    Can't wait to try these.

    Found you through the Chef in Training link up, by the way :)

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    1. They are too good! Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. Oh my goodness this looks and sounds amazing and I LOVE Mexican food! I followed you over from Chef-in-Training and would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite. I will stop by and link up!

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  11. That really sounds tasty! We're big taco fans, but that is a switch on our ordinary...

    Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you'd like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com. Hope to see you there!

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

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