Shredded Beef Tacos, Crockpot Style

21 review, 4.1 star(s). 0% would make again

Ready in 4 hours 30 minutes



1.5 lbs beef chuck
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic
3/4 cup yellow onion; finely chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
2 dried bay leaves
1 bottle Negra Modela beer
12 small corn tortillas
sharp white cheddar cheese; Shredded
Cilantro; for garnish

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven over medium heat.

Add the garlic and onions and saute until onions are translucent.

Sprinkle the salt and pepper on both sides of the beef.

Place the chuck in the pot and let it sear for 3 minutes until a crust has formed.

Flip the chuck and sear the second side for an additional 3 minutes. until nice and brown, almost burned but not.

Transfer the seared beef, along with the sauteed onions and garlic, to a crock pot.

Add the cumin, ancho chile powder, bay leaves and Negro Model beer to the crock pot.

Simmer the ingredients on low heat for at least four hours, or until the meat is fork tender and easily shredded.

Shred the cooked meat and place it in a hot skillet (oiled lightly), with salt and pepper and a little chopped onion. Cook until crispy on one side, don't let it dry out, and assemble a taco by placing a portion of the shredded beef on a corn tortilla, topping it with the sharp white cheddar and fresh cilantro.


Makes 4 servings.

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these are to die for, sprinkle the shells with parmesean for an even more unique flavor,not like it needs anymore, CCheryl




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Very easy to make!
Valerie411 3w ago

I'm sorry to say that this didn't come out well. :/ I'm so disappointed cause it smelled great. It actually gave me a stomach ache. :/
Jackiechan042003 2y ago

Family loved it and it was so easy. Want to try it with a beef broth next time
amberb4byblues 2y ago

I used beef broth and it came out just as good as everyone says. It was easy to make and made enough for leftovers :)
Januaryleidig 2y ago

Finally! I found a good recipe for shredded beef taco's. It was awesome. I was worried it was going to be to spicy but the meat was perfect. We put black beans, sriracha and guacamole on our taco's and it was sooo yummy!
bstrong2 3y ago

ssjj 3y ago

Amazing! We absolutely loved this dish.
ashleymorrison1221 3y ago

I just made this last night! used an Amber Blue Moon instead of the Modelo and i fried up the corn tortillas to make a crunchy taco and they were awesome!
sheraden22 4y ago

Love this recipe! Instant favorite for our family. We substituted beef broth for the beer. The flavor was incredible! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Happycooking22 4y ago

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