Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

Shredded_Beef_Tacos   Today’s recipe has to be one of my favorites. These Shredded Beef Tacos are AMAZING! So flavorful, so delicious and made in the beloved crock pot. :)   

   As the beef slow cooked all day, my house smelled fantastic! I couldn’t wait for dinner because of that aroma teasing me all day! Once it was ready I was dying to dig in, but couldn’t, because of course I had to take pictures for the blog first. That is probably one of the hardest things (okay, not hardest) but most annoying things about being a food blogger. Ha! 😉

 I couldn’t wait to come blog about this recipe. You guys will love it!

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
  1. 1 (2.5 lb) chuck roast
  2. 1 (14 oz) can beef broth
  3. 1 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
  4. 1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
  5. 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  6. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  9. Juice of 1 Lime
Serve with
  1. Warm flour or corn tortillas
  2. Shredded lettuce
  3. Cheddar cheese, shredded
  4. Diced tomato
  5. Guacamole
  6. Sour Cream
  7. Salsa
  1. Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Place roast inside crock pot. Pour the beef broth over the roast and then squeeze with fresh lime juice.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the roast with the spice mixture.
  3. Cover with lid, and cook on Low heat 8 to 10 hours, or on High heat 5 to 6 hours. Remove roast from crock pot and transfer to a large platter. Shred meat and remove any fat.
  4. Return shredded beef to crock pot. Cover with lid and cook an additional 30 minutes. Remove beef with tongs to drain juices before serving in tortillas. Serve with desired toppings.
Adapted from Cooking Classy
Adapted from Cooking Classy
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  1. Pam says

    I made these tonight and they are awesome! I had bought about 2.5 lbs of cubes of meat to make beef stew but I wasn’t in the mood for that today. I searched for shredded beef taco recipes for the slow cooker and came across yours. I had all of the ingredients in my pantry so just substituted my beef cubes for the pot roast. Super easy and Delish! Thanks you!

    • says

      Pam, I love that! It’s so nice to already have everything on hand when you’re in the mood to switch things up! :) Glad you enjoyed the tacos!

  2. Teresa F says

    Just made these and they smell delicious! I think I’ll only use 1/2 can of beef broth next time because I had so much of the liquid left over OR use a bigger roast and make more tacos!

  3. says

    Just got done eating…OMGoodness!!! So delicious! All the picky kiddos ate and wanted more! I had a tri-tip in my freezer that I wanted a new recipe for and this was absolutely amazing!

  4. rachel says

    I make some sort of slow cooker roast about once every other week. And I have to say this is the easiest and most delicious one I have made. It is so simple and you barely have to touch the roast. And most importantly, everyone in my house loved it. And I kept the leftovers to put on my salad the next day for lunch. Thank you so much for this one!!

  5. Shari Maglio says

    DELICIOUS and SUPER SIMPLE! Thank you so much for posting this – am looking forward to trying some of your other recipes!

  6. Marleah Edwards says

    Thank you for this recipe! Ive never made shredded beef ever and this recipe was so easy! I live in New Mexico so of course the only thing I did extra was added 3 times the amount of chile, using the dried chile that we have here as is tradition and it was absolutely Superb! Cheers!

  7. keely says

    Use thus recipe all the time without changing anything, the best recipe ever! And super authentic, taste just like the meat at Mexican weddings!!

  8. says

    I had a little extra time this AM (never happens!), so I browned the seasoned (s & p, garlic powder) roast before I added it to the crock pot. I thought it would give another layer of flavor. So excited for dinner tonight! We like things spicy, so I used a TBS of ‘regular’ chili powder, and 1/2 TBS of HOT Mexican chili powder.

  9. Kyle says

    Going to try these tonight. Sounds great! How spicy are these tacos? I like mine more on the hot side. Any recommendations to add for that extra kick?

    • says

      No They’re not really that spicy. If you want a little kick I would add diced green chilies and extra chili powder to your heat tolerance.


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