Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef is an amazingly easy and delicious dinner recipe to make on any day of the week. This tasty main dish is made with just a few basic ingredients that are combined together, set in the slow cooker, and left to simmer all day long until it's tender and full of flavor.
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
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!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 8 hrs