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Mijo's Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe
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Mijo's Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

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"This makes an incredibly tender shredded beef with a Mexican flair. It takes quite a bit of time to make, but the slow cooker does all the work, and it's well worth the wait. It's great on tortillas, in sandwiches, and even in soup. Go easy on the hot pepper sauce if you don't like spicy food."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 hrs

    10 hrs 20 mins


  1. Using a sharp knife, poke several 1 inch deep holes in the roast. Insert the garlic slivers into the holes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, celery salt, garlic powder, parsley, ground black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, mustard powder, and dried tarragon; mix together well and rub over the meat.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the beer OR cola, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and liquid smoke and mix well. Place the roast in a slow cooker and pour this mixture over the meat.
  4. Add the onion, green bell pepper and jalapeno chile peppers to the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low setting for 10 hours, or more, if desired.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 03, 2003

Most excellent. It made fabulous burritos.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 01, 2011

This was a huge disappointment. I followed the recipe exactly and cooked it overnight. I woke in the morning to an amazing smell but the taste was decidedly bland. It was just a roast. I dumped red pepper flakes and habanero sauce all over it just to give it some heat. Will not make this again.

Jan 28, 2004

I made this for a staff lunch today and everyone loved it!! It also had an added bonus - the smell of it cleared everyone's sinuses. It did have a kick to it, but the only ones who complained where the ones who had it plain. It needs to be served on bread of some kind. It takes a little bit of work to make, but it's worth it!

Sep 30, 2003

This was an EASY, delicious recipe! I have searched for a shredded beef recipe for years, and now I've found it. I used a smaller roast... about 3 lbs, and cooked overnight. I used mine to make enchiladas. The spicing was just right. Muy Bueno!

Jun 03, 2003

My husband went nuts over this recipe. He says it's one of the best recipes he's ever tasted. He begged me to make it again as soon an possible, and often. I have to admit he's got a point; th emeat was very tender and flavorful and made some oustanding taco filling.

Aug 08, 2008

I used maybe a pound and a half of chuck roast, cut up, and dumped everything into the pressure cooker, everything except the beer, didn't have so subbed 1 cup homemade beef stock, and used red bell pepper instead. Cut some spices in half but kept garlic and jalapenos the same. I let it marinate for a while cuz we wern't ready to eat, then cooked. Made burritos. Dinner went like this, take a bite say "This is SO GOOD." Repeat after every bite.

Jan 05, 2006

Great recipe....the meat really just falls apart - no shredding needed!! If you're pressed for time like I was, just start the slow-cooker off on high for a couple of hours, then turn down to low....it'll be ready in six hours. If you truly like things spicy, you'll need to add more peppers or hot sauce....

Apr 26, 2008

TO DIE FOR!!!!!! Made it for a tailgate party the other night and got rave reviews. Very spicy but very tasty. Thank you Thank you Thank you Update: If I could give this recipe 10 stars I would. I made it again last night for friends and my husband came home and was not a happy man when he found out there was none left. It is very spicy but if you can't handle spice cut it down. As my kids would say OMG!!! Its that good.


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  • Calories
  • 621 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 184 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 39.7 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 55.8 g
  • 112%
  • Sodium
  • 917 mg
  • 37%

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

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