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Mexican Pot Roast Recipe
  • READY IN 8+ hrs

Mexican Pot Roast

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"Freezes well. The meat can be used in burritos, tacos, Mexican dishes, and soups."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season beef chuck roast with salt and pepper. Cook roast in hot oil until browned entirely, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer browned roast to a slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle onion, chile pepper, hot sauce, taco seasoning, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder over the roast.
  3. Cook on Low until meat is fall-apart tender, 8 to 10 hours.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 8 hrs 10 mins
  • READY IN 8 hrs 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 17, 2013

I made two minor changes--I did not have fresh diced green chilies on hand but I did have one 4 ounce can of diced mild green chilies that I used instead. I also used half of a small bottle of Frank's Hot Sauce instead of a full bottle. The taco seasoning I used was homemade and I used california ground chili powder, which has the same great flavor but is milder and not as hot. I did not try this myself but my husband and kids had this for dinner and they ate almost the whole goshdarn roast on their own. They all called me at work and told me how delicious it was--even the littlest! They all told me that I must make this again very soon. NOTE: We used the meat in this recipe for soft tacos, with homemade refried beans and mexican rice on the side.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2013

Wow. I can't believe no one has commented on the heat (spice) of this recipe. I saw the 1 & 1/4 cup of chilies and the 5 oz of hot sauce and thought, geez, that's got to be hot. Then I looked through the reviews and no one mentions it, so I followed the recipe. By scraping off all of the chilies and not using any of the sauce, it was edible. FYI: we live in south LA and are very use to cayenne and hot sauce but this was HOT! I'd make adjustments before cooking it again.

 
Jun 20, 2013

We don't ever chop the onions or dice the peppers in this recipe but simply thinly slice them. Then when you shred the meat you have the strands of onions and peppers mixed in with it. Served with grilled corn tortillas, a corn salsa and a squeeze of lime and it is a fantastic meal. Also a great meat for modified korean style tacos (think kimchi). If you are cooking for someone who prefers a milder dish choose a milder pepper and don't use the hot sauce or cayenne, my kids love it this way.

 
Apr 22, 2013

I make this dish often with the beef chuck roast or boneless pork spare ribs. Since I like to have a filling for tacos as well as a soup, I add 2 cups of beef or chicken stock to the cooker. I also use a can of Ro*tel diced tomatoes with diced green chilies instead of just the diced chilies.

 
May 27, 2013

This sounds great, like a barbacoa or similar to machaca.

 
Apr 22, 2013

I love cooking meat in the slow cooker and this looks wonderful except to much hot sauce I would reduce it to half the amount called for.Also meat has gotten so expensive in the last year or two that a four lb.roast is quite an investment and we sold our large freezer so can't freeze a large beef roast but may buy a smaller roast and cook it instead.

 
Apr 26, 2013

I made this as close to recipe as I could. I used 2.5# beef roast instead of 4#. The rest was done to directions. Gave the next door neighbor some and he liked it too. For a point of reference, I eat at a taco stand that has a "fire taco sauce" that I do not find too hot, while the neighbor uses the mild sauce at the same stand. All who ate this tasty roast beef did not think it was not too hot. Enjoy. Great leftovers too.

 
Apr 23, 2013

Great recipe! I didn't have green chili peepers in the pantry,so I added a chipotle pepper and some cumin.The fam loved it and I will definitely make it for the boys when the hockey playoffs start!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 772 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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