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    Machaca Beef

    Machaca Beef. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Cook Time:

    10 hrs 8 mins

    8 mins

    10 hrs

    weekend cooker's Note:

    This beef is great for a main course, but we especially like it as a filling for burritos, and tacos.

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    Serves: 12


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    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients except the salsa in a slow cooker, and add just enough water to cover.
    2. 2
      Cover, and cook on low 10-12 hours, or until beef is tender.
    3. 3
      Drain and reserve the liquid.
    4. 4
      Shred beef using two forks to pull it apart.
    5. 5
      Combine beef, salsa, and enough of reserved liquidto make a desired consistency.
    6. 6
      Use` this filling for burritos, chapupas, or tacos.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 18, 2013


      This is essentially the same as the recipe I had posted for crock pot machaca I had posted here 7 years ago, (Beef Machaca), with only extremely minor differences. If I were blind-folded I would not be able to tell them apart in a taste test. I loved the recipe I posted, which was derived from the recipe for beef machaca in Barbara Hansen's cookbook "Mexican Cookery" which I have been wearing the pages out in for about 25 years. I first fell in love with machaca eating taco salads at the old Casa Gallardo restaurant chains, and her recipe was a godsend when I moved away from that restaurant. I love this recipe too, and the little differences work equally well for the machaca. Any way you prepare it, it's a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on March 14, 2013


      This was easy to prepare but not my favorite. It needed more flavoring. It needs more salt and some cumin. We ate it as tostadas last night and then scrabbled eggs with some and made breakfast burritos today. It did taste better the next day. I used all the juice. So It was sitting in it and the salsa in Tupperware all night. I guess it soaked up some flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Machaca Beef

    Serving Size: 1 (100 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 86.1
    Calories from Fat 22
    Total Fat 2.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 37.4 mg
    Sodium 172.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 13.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    low-sodium beef bouillon cubes

    seasoning salt

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