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Shredded Beef Nachos

by Laura

This is a recipe I found in an issue of Wasatch Woman magazine and held on to it to help use up leftover roast beef. I finally had some leftover roast and found it when I was looking through my files of recipes to try. The recipe originally was intended to be used for tacos, which you still could do, but I made it into nachos. It would also be excellent to use in a burrito, quesadilla, or even a tostada. It was easy, tasty, and a great way to use up leftovers. It was a hit with the whole family. Plus, cumin is one of my favorite spices for Mexican dishes.

Shredded Beef Nachos

1 pound leftover pot roast (needs to be shredded are able to shred)
1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes (I used the kind with onion already in it)
1 cup beef stock (I just made some from a bouillon cube)
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp cumin
Tortilla chips
Whatever other topping you want – sour cream, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges, etc.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the leftover roast, shredding it as it warms up. Add tomatoes, stock, chili powder, and cumin. Stir together and cover. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, until heated through and completely shredded. Place chips on a plate and cover with cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds or more until cheese is melted. Top with shredded beef followed by any other toppings you desire.

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24 comments

kidsmom August 23, 2009 - 2:03 pm

This recipe would work well with home canned beef. Sooooo easy.

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kidsmom August 23, 2009 - 2:03 pm

This recipe would work well with home canned beef. Sooooo easy.

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Sophie August 11, 2009 - 1:12 am

MMMMMMMMMMMMM,…what a lovely snack or lunch this is!!

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Sophie August 11, 2009 - 1:12 am

MMMMMMMMMMMMM,…what a lovely snack or lunch this is!!

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Susieqtpie August 8, 2009 - 4:11 pm

Yummy! Just did this today with BBQ shredded chicken!!! So yummy!

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Susieqtpie August 8, 2009 - 4:11 pm

Yummy! Just did this today with BBQ shredded chicken!!! So yummy!

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Carrie August 7, 2009 - 9:44 pm

I love nachos any way they come but I've never had shredded beef nachos! They look fantastic!

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Carrie August 7, 2009 - 9:44 pm

I love nachos any way they come but I've never had shredded beef nachos! They look fantastic!

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redkathy August 7, 2009 - 9:24 pm

I use left over roast beef and pork for burritos. Never tried nachos, they look delicious!

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redkathy August 7, 2009 - 9:24 pm

I use left over roast beef and pork for burritos. Never tried nachos, they look delicious!

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Julie August 7, 2009 - 5:50 pm

These look great! We're headed out for Mexican soon, thank goodness after seeing this 🙂

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Julie August 7, 2009 - 5:50 pm

These look great! We're headed out for Mexican soon, thank goodness after seeing this 🙂

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Mary Ann August 7, 2009 - 3:14 pm

My hubby would be in absolute heaven if I made this for him. He loves nachos more than anything. Great idea!

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Mary Ann August 7, 2009 - 3:14 pm

My hubby would be in absolute heaven if I made this for him. He loves nachos more than anything. Great idea!

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juliecooks August 7, 2009 - 1:54 pm

As soon as I saw the picture my mouth started watering. So this will be making an appearance at our dinner soon!

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juliecooks August 7, 2009 - 1:54 pm

As soon as I saw the picture my mouth started watering. So this will be making an appearance at our dinner soon!

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The Cooking Photographer August 7, 2009 - 11:15 am

Now I'm craving nachos. Yikes!!!!

These look fantastic Laura!

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The Cooking Photographer August 7, 2009 - 11:15 am

Now I'm craving nachos. Yikes!!!!

These look fantastic Laura!

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Barbara Bakes August 7, 2009 - 9:58 am

Great use for leftover pot roast!

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Barbara Bakes August 7, 2009 - 9:58 am

Great use for leftover pot roast!

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Denise August 7, 2009 - 8:52 am

Whjat a great idea. My hubby loves nachos, so this a definate try.

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Denise August 7, 2009 - 8:52 am

Whjat a great idea. My hubby loves nachos, so this a definate try.

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Amber August 7, 2009 - 8:07 am

I've never thought to use pot roast in mexican food! Great idea! I can't get my husband to eat pot roast but I like it so maybe I can make this for him while I eat pot roast! Thanks!

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Amber August 7, 2009 - 8:07 am

I've never thought to use pot roast in mexican food! Great idea! I can't get my husband to eat pot roast but I like it so maybe I can make this for him while I eat pot roast! Thanks!

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