Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

Jump To Recipe
BeefCrockpotDinnerEasyEatsLunchMain CourseMexicansavorySlow CookerSouthwestTacos

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos are easy to make and absolutely delicious. The flavorful beef slow cooks all day, so you don’t have to worry about it until dinner time!

Shredded Beef Tacos

Today’s recipe is one of my very favorites. These Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos are absolutely AMAZING! They are so flavorful, so delicious and made in the beloved crock pot. πŸ™‚   

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. haha. Once it was ready I was dying to dig in, but I 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!

Shredded Beef Tacos

Try these other crock pot favorites:

 Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Crock Pot Queso Blanco Dip

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Wraps

Shredded Beef Tacos
Shredded Beef Tacos
Print Pin
5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 2 ½ pounds boneless chuck roast
  • 1 can (14 ounces) beef broth
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Serve with

  • warm flour or corn tortillas
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • diced tomato
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • salsa


  • Spray inside of crock pot with cooking spray. Place roast inside crock pot. Pour the beef broth over the roast and then squeeze with fresh lime juice.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the roast with the spice mixture.
  • Cover with lid, and cook on Low heat 10 to 12 hours. OR cook on High heat 7 to 8 hours. Carefully remove hot roast from crock pot and transfer to a large platter. Shred meat and remove/discard any fat.
  • 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.



Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

Join the Conversation
Recipe Rating

61 thoughts on “Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

  1. 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!

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

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

  6. 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. 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. 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.

    1. Do you brown the roast in a pan before adding it to the crock pot? Every time i’ve cooked a roast, i’ve always browned it first.

  9. 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?

    1. 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.

  10. My best friend and I order shredded beef tacos everytime we go to Mexican Food. She was coming to dinner so I decided to give this a try. I made the recipe exactly as is and it was AMAZING!

  11. Do you sear the roast before putting in the slow cooker? I usually do with chuck roast when making pot roast in the crock pot. Thanks!

  12. This sounds delicious! Planning to make for Christmas day as Mexican food is our family tradition. Does the chili powder give the meat any heat/spice or does it just give good flavor? We have someone coming over that can’t handle any spicy food so I just want to make sure it will be comfortable for her. Thanks!

        1. A little delayed response from Christmas (I’m making them tomorrow so I looked up the recipe while at the grocery store), but they were SO good. Everyone loved them. They weren’t spicy but just had amazing flavor. My kids ask for this recipe all the time. πŸ˜‰

  13. Made this for dinner tonight. Really yummy! I’d like to note that I pan seared my frozen roast then placed in the crock pot on low, it was done cooking 3 hrs later. I’m glad I checked it otherwise it would have been over cooked. Still delicious!

    1. I’m making this today so I’m not sure how this recipe will turn out yet but in my experience cooking it on low for 8 hours is a better option. Cooking it on high can sometimes make the beef tough, I’ve ruined a couple roasts that way.

  14. I love this recipe so much I made it last Sunday and again this Sunday! SO easy and delicious. Made some cabbage slaw and guac to go with it and it was perfect!

  15. So relish! I ran out of time to make pulled beef and I only had beef stew cubes SO, I cooked them up in the sauce for about 1 hour on the stove and then threw it in the food processor for about 5 secs to “shred” it. Put it back in the pan and although the texture was a little different, the flavour was sooo good! Will make again.

  16. Made a batch of this. Used a 1 1/2 pound beef chuck and a 1 1/2 pound bison chuck together. Beef is pretty dry but the bison is perfect and pulled apart much easier than the beef. Mixed them up in the broth to finish. Tasty!! I’ll probably use bison only next time.

  17. Love these street tacos!! Super easy and sooooo tasty!! Topped with a little chopped onion and fresh guacamole! Mmmmm!!!

  18. 5 stars
    This recipe has become my “Breakfast Taco” recipe for our family Christmas gathering (which we do the Sunday after Christmas). I cook the meat during the night, meet my kids and grandchildren at mass in the morning, then come back to the house, and shred the beef. Family members bring the toppings and everyone enjoys! It’s a delicious-yet-stress-free recipe!

  19. My boyfriend and I have a difficult time agreeing on meals. I made these and we both fell in love! This is such an easy and super tasty recipe. It’s becoming a regular meal in our home now.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. Thank you so much for this recipe! We had it for dinner last night. It was delicious!! I am looking forward to leftovers! I love easy and yummy recipes! Thanks again

    1. The longer the beef slow cooks, the softer and more tender it will be. I get up early to start mine, so it can be ready around 5:00 or 6:00 for dinner. πŸ™‚ I suggest a low temperature for 10 to 12 hours as stated in the recipe.

  21. 5 stars
    This is by far my go to taco recipe, my family REQUESTS this often and today im having a gathering of friends over so im making four batches of this yummyneSs! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes i visit your site All the time

      1. Thank you. I’m making it for tomorrow night “Taco Tuesday” I bartend at this awesome little dive bar so when I work I always make everyone food. Older crowd so don’t want it to spicy I also do wicked Wednesday and saucy Saturday. Lol.i love it and my customers love it.

  22. Thank you. I’m making it for tomorrow night “Taco Tuesday” I bartend at this awesome little dive bar so when I work I always make everyone food. Older crowd so don’t want it to spicy I also do wicked Wednesday and saucy Saturday. Lol.i love it and my customers love it.

© Life In The Lofthouse.
Site by