Hola, Belle of the Kitchen readers and Feliz Cinco de Mayo! It’s Carrie from Kenarry: Ideas for the Home back for the latest Ideas for the Kitchen exchange, where Ashlyn and I trade blogs for a day to bring you new recipe ideas. Seeing as today is the fifth of May and all, Ashlyn and I could not resist trading Mexican food ideas this month. Today, I’ve brought over a recipe for delicious Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos. These tacos are so easy to make! You only need four ingredients plus your favorite taco toppings for a festive dinner you can throw together in no time.
While I’m here at Belle of the Kitchen, Ashlyn is at my blog today sharing her recipe for Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas. She’ll share it with you here in a few weeks but you’re welcome to head over to Kenarry: Ideas for the Home now if you’re anxious to try it sooner.
In our home, “Taco Tuesday” has become a main stay in our family’s weekly meal plan. It could mean we’re having chicken verde enchiladas, fish quesadillas, beef burritos, shredded chicken tacos or any other Mexican dish that comes to mind. We like to mix it up so it’s not our standard ground turkey tacos week after week. It’s become a fun tradition that our kids look forward to each Tuesday. I also find it makes meal planning so much easier when one night each week you just have to come up with an idea for the same genre of food — plus who can resist an excuse to have tortilla chips and guacamole?! One of our new “Taco Tuesday” favorites is this shredded beef recipe.
This shredded beef recipe is very easy to make and would be perfect if you’re throwing a Cinco de Mayo party for a crowd or just having a quiet “Taco Tuesday” at home with your family. To make this shredded beef recipe, just put a large beef roast in your slow cooker, top it with some chopped onion, dry taco seasoning and a can of enchilada sauce and let it cook all day. It’s really that simple.
Once the beef roast has fully cooked, all you have to do is shred it apart with a couple of forks. The longer you let it cook in the slow cooker, the easier it shreds.
Once you’ve prepared this shredded beef recipe, you can serve it on your favorite type of tortillas. I served the shredded beef on corn tortillas, but my husband Kent thought it was even better with flour tortillas.
Top the shredded beef with leaf lettuce, diced tomato and cheddar cheese along with a side of salsa and sour cream and you’re ready for a fiesta!
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
- 2.5 - 3 pound beef round roast
- 1 (10 oz.) can of hot red enchilada sauce
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 oz packet of taco seasoning,, 1/3 cup
- Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Trim the fat off the roast and then place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Pour the can of enchilada sauce over the beef roast.
- Add the chopped onion and sprinkle with taco seasoning.
- Cover and cook on high for four hours or low for 8 hours.
- Shred the beef with two forks.
- Serve on tortillas with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Enjoy!
Other Shredded Beef Recipe Ideas
Shredded beef tacos would be delicious with tortilla chips and salsa or a side salad. While it’s easy to serve this shredded beef recipe as tacos, you could also use it in many other ways:
- Use shredded beef instead of ground taco meat in burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas or a Mexican casserole.
- Serve it as a sandwich on a large bun with a slice of cheese and sautéed onions.
- Put it on toasted bread. Cover with shredded or sliced cheddar cheese and bake in the oven for an open-faced shredded beef melt sandwich.
- Shredded beef would also freeze well to save and use in future recipes for easy weeknight meals.
Does your family celebrate Cinco de Mayo or “Taco Tuesday”? What’s your favorite Mexican dish? Please comment below and share. Ashlyn and I are always looking for new ideas. If you liked this shredded beef recipe, please share the slow cooker tacos with your friends or pin it for later:
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Muchas gracias to Ashlyn for the opportunity to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with you today. I look forward to coming back next month to share new Idea for the Kitchen with you. Hasta luego!
Carrie is the chief writer, crafter and cook at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home where she and her husband create and curate ideas you’ll find useful for your home. She’s an optimist by nature and enjoys sharing recipes, trying new craft ideas, planning for parties and events as well as organizing and decorating. Carrie’s passion, though, is volunteerism and connecting people with opportunities to make a difference in their community. When she’s not blogging, preparing meals or picking up around the house, you’re bound to find her hidden away in a castle under the stairs reading to her two young boys. Whether you’re cooking, crafting or creating for your family, you’ll find inspiration by connecting with Carrie. Find her online at Kenarry, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.