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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Carne Picada

Slow cooker carne picada is a delicious and easy way to make a fabulous weeknight meal. Diced beef is slow cooked with roasted tomatoes and chili peppers. A tender and flavorful treat that can be served tons of ways.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
Keyword: carne picada, slow cooker carne picada
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 250kcal


  • 2 lbs stew meat
  • 2 14 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 7 oz can diced chili peppers mild or spicy depending on your preference
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • cotija cheese, lime, fresh cilantro optional for serving
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • spray slow cooker with a non-stick spray or add in a slow cooker liner
    non-stick cooking spray
  • place beef into bottom of slow cooker
    2 lbs stew meat
  • add in all dry ingredients and toss to fully coat beef
    ¼ cup flour, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon paprika
  • add in all remaining ingredients and cover
    2 14 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes, 1 cup onion, 7 oz can diced chili peppers
  • cook on low for 6-8 hours
  • once fully cooked, stir and taste. salt and pepper to taste. top as desired
    cotija cheese, lime, fresh cilantro, salt and pepper to taste
  • serve and enjoy!


*see above for serving ideas
**Skirt steak or bottom round roast can be used in the place of stew meat.  Just cut beef into cubes prior to cooking.  


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4mg