Slow Cooker Shredded Beef (Perfect for Tacos or Enchiladas!)

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef! Easy seasoned beef cooked until fork tender. Perfect for tacos, enchiladas and more!


How to Make Slow Cooker Shredded Beef (Perfect for Tacos or Enchiladas!)

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This is a delicious way to make beef for tacos (soft or crunchy) or even enchiladas!  If I am lucky enough to have leftovers, I usually make quesadillas for lunch the next day!

Quesadillas are super easy, place a tortilla in a nonstick pan (I don’t even add oil to mine) and top with a little cheese, some meat filling and your favorite veggies. Fold in half and cook until crisped…  flip and crisp the other side!  Easy and amazing!

Don’t skip out on browning the roast first, this adds delicious flavor!  Once cooked, I find the easiest way to strain and skim the liquid is to pour it out of the slow cooker into my gravy separator.  This separates the peppers & onions and allows all of the fat to easily be removed.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef (Perfect for Tacos or Enchiladas!)
Author: Holly
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  • 1 can (28 oz) enchilada sauce
  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic , sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3-4 lbs chuck roast
  1. Rub the beef with cumin and chili powder. Brown on all sides in a medium-hot non-stick pan.
  2. Place the onions, jalapeño and garlic into the slow cooker. Add the roast. Pour enchilada sauce over top.
  3. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove the beef to a large platter. Using 2 forks, shred the beef disposing of any fat.
  4. Skim any fat off the remaining liquid. Remove the onions and peppers and all except approx. 1 cup from the slow cooker. Add the shredded beef to the sauce in the slow cooker and stir. Add the reserved liquid until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. (You can serve the onions/peppers on the side if desired)
  6. Serve in tacos or use in enchiladas.
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(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

13 comments on “Slow Cooker Shredded Beef (Perfect for Tacos or Enchiladas!)”

  1. Hi! I’m new to your blog! You have so many delicious recipes! I made this one tonight and my entire family loved it! It was so flavorful and just enough spice, my 11-month old age it without a problem! He loved it! Thank you for a great recipe, we were getting sick of the standard ground beef tacos, this was a nice change.

  2. I made this tonight and we loved it. For anyone wondering it’s not spicy, but does have really great flavor. I actually cooked a 2 lb chuck on low and it was perfect for shredding and still so juicy after 7 hours on low. Thank you for this easy wonderful recipe.

  3. This looks delicious….when do you use the garlic cloves?

  4. This is right up my alley! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  5. Delicious easy to make tacos at home. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  6. Nice recipe. Thank you Holly.

  7. Hi Holly,
    What a great recipe for Slow Cooker Tacos, looks delicious! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Yum Yum!! I love a shredded beef taco or enchalada!! I bet the sauce makes it seasoned just right!!

  9. This looks so good and easy for a work day!

  10. These look great! I need more yummy crockpot recipes. Pinned it!

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