Slow-Cooked Taco Shredded Beef Recipe -
Slow-Cooked Taco Shredded Beef Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Taco Shredded Beef

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"Ground beef is good in tacos, but this fork-tender shredded beef makes good tacos even better. This slow cooker dish is perfect for buffets, tail-gating or casual family dinners."

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Original recipe makes 16 tacos Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins


  1. Stir the soup, chili powder and cumin in a 4-quart slow cooker. Add the beef and turn to coat.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.
  3. Remove the beef from the cooker to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes. Using 2 forks, shred the beef. Return the beef to the cooker. Stir the cilantro in the cooker.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture into each taco shell. Top each with about 1 tablespoon cheese. Top with the lettuce and the sour cream, if desired.
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  • Time-Saving: Or you may cook this recipe on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2012

getting ready to eat it but so far the meat is delicious. I just wanted to add that the meat reached 170 degrees in 4 hours on low. So I went ahead and rested the meat like the recipe says, and shredded. and kept on warm until dinnertime. I have only tasted the meat, but like I said, I think this will be a good keeper! I rated only 4 stars because I haven't actually tried it as a taco yet.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 25, 2012

Following the recipe exactly, I found the meat rather tasteless. It definitely needed salt. The chuck roast didn't shred very well but that could just be the kind I got. This recipe wasn't horrible, but it didn't make it into my recipe box!


16 Ratings

May 18, 2012

This is so flavorful and so easy! We use it in hard shell taco's, and also make burritos out of it. VERY yummy!!!!!

Dec 21, 2012

Just had this tonight. I added a little more cumin and chili powder. It was delish. My father and I loved it. No more ground beef for us. Highly recommend it.

Mar 28, 2012

Easy and the kids ate them. I served with diced onions, shredded ranchero cheese and soft corn tortillas (heated). Everyone added onions, etc. to their taste. Two pounds made about 9 tacos - next time I'll buy a bigger chuck roast (family of 5).

Mar 05, 2012

Everyone in the family enjoyed these and they are so easy to make!

Jan 15, 2013

I have only given 4 stars as I didnt follow the recipe exactly as I didnt have some of the ingredients but what I did make we all enjoyed and I think that the orig. would probably be very nice. I used tomato soup instead of the french onion and I used a full packet of taco seasoning instead of any other seasoning. Half way through the cooking I added a large tin of sweetcorn and some more water. Served with stir fried veg, boiled rice and soft tacos

Jan 16, 2013

These tacos are so bland, no amount of jalepenos and salsa can redeem them. This recipe needs serious modifications.


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  • Calories
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

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

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