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Mexican Shredded Beef

slow cooker shredded beef with cilantro in white dish

This shredded beef recipe cooks all day in the crockpot until it's perfectly tender and packed with flavor. Serve this in a low carb tortilla or over cauliflower rice for a flavorful twist on taco night.

This shredded beef recipe cooks all day in the crockpot until it's perfectly tender and packed with flavor. Serve this in a low carb tortilla or over cauliflower rice for a flavorful twist on taco night.

Yield 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the beef and sear on all sides.
  2. While the beef is searing, add the salsa verde, beef broth, onion, chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  3. Transfer the beef to the slow cooker. Spoon some of the salsa verde mixture over the top of the beef.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours, until the beef easily shreds with a fork. See note.
  5. Shred the beef with two forks and sprinkle with cilantro and lime juice.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes

All slow cookers cook differently and some run hotter than others. If the roast is not easily shredding, it's not done cooking. Continue cooking until the meat easily shreds apart.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 818mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 43g

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