Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

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Mexican food lovers will dance the meringue when they taste this delicious slow cooker Mexican shredded Beef. Super easy to make and versatile it goes extremely well either on tacos in lettuce wraps or as an entree.

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2½ lbs. beef chuck roast
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1½ t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • ½ t. smoked paprika
  • ½ t. chipotle powder
  • 1 t. dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 10-oz. can tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 c. beef stock
  • 1 T. fresh lime juice
  • To serve:
  • 1/3 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 large limes, cut into 8 wedges each
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Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

This is one of those super easy and incredibly versatile recipes that can be served in so many ways. For example, it’s perfect in classic tacos or lettuce wraps or paired with rice or roasted vegetables. Leftovers can also be added to vegetable soups or mixed green salads for a quick lunch the next day.  
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Iva Ursano


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • lbs. beef chuck roast
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno thinly sliced
  • tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 10- oz. can tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 c. beef stock
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • To serve:
  • 1/3 c. fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 large limes cut into 8 wedges each


  • Spray the bottom and sides of 6-quart slow-cooker crock with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Generously season the beef with salt and pepper on all sides and place in slow cooker crock. Add all remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • When done cooking, remove lid and shred beef with two forks while still inside the slow cooker. Allow shredded beef to marinate in warm cooking juices for 5 minutes to absorb more flavor.
  • Transfer shredded beef from slow cooker to a serving platter with tongs, allowing excess liquid to drain. Top with chopped cilantro and serve immediately with fresh lime wedges and additional cooking juices on the side, if desired. Enjoy


Tip: For best results, allow meat to cook on low for at least 8 hours. 


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 1435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1742IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 8mg
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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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