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Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

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plate of slow cooker Mexican shredded beef
This Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is 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.

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

Yield: 6 people

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

This Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef is one of those super easy and incredibly versatile recipes that can be served in so many ways.

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


  • 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


  1. Spray the bottom and sides of 6-quart slow-cooker crock with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 37g

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This is another great low-carb and keto-friendly recipe, very much like Instant Pot Pork Carnitas.

This dish pairs well with cauliflower rice – for those who are low-carb, and also cilantro lime rice for those who aren’t on a diet.

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