• Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 hours
  • Serves: 12

Mexican Shredded Beef Recipe

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 Ingredients List

  • 3 pounds beef roast (such as chuck, eye of round, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon ground chipotle chilis
  • 2 tablespoons ground ancho chilis
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped


Rub the mixture of the chipotle chilis, ancho chilis, cumin, oregano, cocoa, cinnamon, salt and pepper all over the beef before placing it along with the remaining ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low until the beef is pull apart tender, 8-10 hours.
Remove the beef and onions from the slow cooker, retaining the juices, and shred the beef.
Skim the fat from the juices, transfer to a pan and simmer oven medium-high heat on the stove to reduce to 1 cup before mixing into the shredded beef.

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