Slow Cooked Mexican Shredded Beef

"This recipe comes from Use in taco's, enchiladas, burritos, etc. or just sandwiches. If you like a less spicy roast use less hot pepper sauce."
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Ready In:
10hrs 20mins




  • Using a sharp knife, poke several 1 inch deep holes in the roast. Insert the garlic slivers into the holes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the paprika, celery salt, garlic powder, parsley, ground black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, mustard powder and dried tarragon. Mix together well and rub over the meat.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the beer, or coke cola, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and liquid smoke and mix well. Place the roast in a slow cooker and pour mixture over the meat.
  • Add the onion, green bell pepper and jalapeno chile peppers to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low setting for 10 hours, or more. Remove roast and shred with 2 forks.

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  1. Do not pass by this recipe because of the long list of ingredients (I actually had everything on hand except for the tarragon), I also added a tablespoon of red pepper flakes and a cup pf pickled jalapenos. I have been looking for a spicy recipe to use on all the venison I have in the freezer. This recipe fit the bill. Since I did use venison, I did have to cook the meat for 16 hours on low, turned out awesome. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Huge hit with the whole family!!


  1. Thank you so much for this marvelous recipe! my husband is on a pretty strict diet and finding new recipes can be hard. This was pretty easy to put together and he loved it. I bought a 2 1/2 pound chuck roast and used Diet A&W (the full amount), plus I added a can of beef broth to the roast would be covered up. I didn't have garlic cloves to push into the roast and left out the green pepper and liquid smoke (hubby doesn't like those). I cut the roast up into thirds to make it cook a little faster since I didn't have the full 10 hours. I alternated between cooking it on low and high, depending on how the roast looked I shredded it up and then poured the meat AND the juices into a big pot to cook down on a rapid boil. The meat soaks up the juices and makes it even more flavorful and juicy. He put it in a salad with all his fixings for a successful Valentine's Day dinner! Thanks again!


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