Lazy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Taco
This delicious crockpot shredded beef taco recipe is one you will want to make on repeat. Tender and flavorful, this beef dish is perfect served in taco shells, bowls, burritos and more.
4 quart slow cooker or larger
Spoon to stir
measuring cups and spoons
slow cooker liner (optional)
two forks (for shredding cooked beef)
- 3 - 3½ lb chuck (or similar) roast
- 1½ cups beef broth
- 8 oz Tomato paste
- ½ cup taco seasoning If you are using a packet of pre-made seasoning, follow the guidelines on the packet for how much seasoning to add per pound of beef. You may need one packet per pound of meet.
- 8 oz chopped mild green chilis I use canned. If you are a fan of heat, you can opt for hotter chilis
- 1 tablespoon dice garlic
- salt and pepper to taste, if needed
place liner in slow cooker (if using)
Place beef in slow cooker
Load all remaining ingredients (other than salt and pepper) into slow cooker on top of beef.
cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 5-6 hours. Low is the preferred method.
after at least 10 hours, remove beef and shred beef with two forks.
remove about ¾ of the liquid from slow cooker and reserve for gravy other other use.
return shredded beef to pot with remaining liquid and stir to mix. If meat seems drier than you like, add little bits of liquid back in and stir. Continue until desired consistency is reached.
cover and keep on warm until ready to serve.