"Credit for this masterpiece recipe goes to my sister, Judy, the best cook I know. I can't imagine this machaca recipe being beaten by any other, at least any other I've tried which are many."
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Ready In:
8hrs 30mins




  • In crockpot, cook roast on low heat 8-10 hours.
  • Remove from pot and shred beef.
  • In skillet, saute diced onion and green bell pepper until lightly browned.
  • Add garlic and saute with onion for an additional minute or so.
  • Add shredded beef to a very large skillet or dutch oven and heat with onion/garlic mixture.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add green chilis and tomatoes.
  • Cook until well heated.
  • Break eggs into a bowl and scramble.
  • Add to meat mixture and cook until eggs are done and scrambled throughout.
  • Add enough El Pato tomato sauce to moisten but not drench.
  • When all is heated through, serve in large flour tortillas burrito style adding condiments as you wish.
  • NOTE: If you eliminate the eggs, this makes a wonderful chimichanga filling as well.

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  1. CandyTX
    Made for ZWT3 - this was really good, but next time, we would cook the roast with the salt, pepper and garlic in with it to season the meat a little more. VERY good though!
    I've been eating machaca for years at different restaurants in Mexico and in CA. This is very close to what I have eaten previously and very good. It needed a little bit more "spice" though. Also, it's super important to use a true non-stick pan or it will make cleanup really difficult. Thanks for sharing!


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