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Mexican Shredded Beef


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Many of you know how my family is big fans of Mexican food.  I have so many yummy recipes you think I would be covered.  I don’t think I can ever have too many.  This is another one that is made in the slow cooker so it is so easy to make.  The result is a very moist and flavorful Mexican shredded beef that is perfect for any dish – tacos, burritos, tostadas, salads etc.

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I managed to get two meals out of one recipe of this Mexican Shredded Beef.  I made tacos one time, then put the leftover meat in the freezer for another time.  The next meal I made tostadas.  Both were fabulous.  I want to make burritos with this meat next time, I really think they will taste spectacular.

Here is what you need to make the

Mexican Shredded Beef

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Mexican Shredded Beef | realmomkitchen.com

Mexican Shredded Beef


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  1. Place roast in a slow cooker along with beef broth.
  2. Squeeze lime juice over roast.
  3. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle spice mixture over roast.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  6. Remove roast from slow cooker and shred removing any fat.
  7. Return meat to crock pot and cook for 30 minutes more.
  8. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove beef from slow cooker and serve in your favorite Mexican dish.
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Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.

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Jennifer November 7, 2022 - 5:34 pm


C fancy March 30, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Big Mexican food fans, and this recipe was easy, delicious and a keeper! My husband raved over it, and he has high standards. Yummo and THANK YOU!

Kim February 23, 2012 - 12:59 pm

I made this last night to use for filling in enchiladas. It was delicious! My husband called the beef addicting, he kept stealing bites out of the crock pot. This is definitely a keeper recipe. Thank you!

Maria February 15, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Had it for dinner tonight. Delish! Only regret I didn’t make fresh salsa to go with it.

Katie February 15, 2012 - 9:16 am

We are the same with Mexican food here…in fact I just posted a Mexican chicken soup today on my blog! SO, this recipe is a must try for me…I’m going to try it out on a taco salad. Pinning it now 🙂

Christine February 15, 2012 - 7:46 am

What a great idea! I’ll filing this for future use right now.