Southwestern Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Total Time
10hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 hrs

My mouth is watering just thinking about these hearty, delicious sandwiches. Uses lots of cumin, which I love.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut roast to fit a 4 quart slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; stir to combine.
  3. Rub the mixture generously onto all sides of the beef.
  4. Place the roast in the slow cooker.
  5. Add in the undrained tomatoes, chile peppers, onion, and jalapeño peppers.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.
  7. Shred the roast with 2 forks (may need to take the roast out of the slow cooker to do this step, if so, just add the shredded meat back to the slow cooker when finished and let heat thoroughly).
  8. Add in the cilantro and season with salt/pepper if desired; stir to combine.
  9. Sprinkle cheese over the bottoms of each roll.
  10. With a slotted spoon, add 1/2 cup meat mixture on top of the cheese.
  11. Add a lettuce leaf and place tops of rolls over lettuce.


Most Helpful

Everyone in the family ate as directed--on buns, except for our teenage son. He enjoyed the shredded beef more fajita style, and ate the beef on a tortilla with additional Mexican condiments. Regardless, a different and enjoyable way to serve shredded beef, other than the usual sweet flavor recipes.

ladyfingers November 16, 2005

How exciting! I get to be the first reviewer on this fine recipe. This was delicious. I made this recipe a while back and forgot to add a review until this morning as I was cleaning off my refrigerator. Back to my review, this recipe is so yummy and so easy to make. I love the flavor. It could best be described as spicy, but not hot at all. Very filling too. Thanks NurseDi.

Amber of AZ October 14, 2005

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