Spicy Shredded Mexi Beef Roast (Crock Pot)

"This is best served in a crusty roll topped with red onion, sliced tomatoes and sour cream! The spicy salsa can be substituted with 1 7-ounce can chipotle sauce if desired. The chipotle sauce and jalapeno chilies can be found in your Mexican section of any major grocery store. Adjust all amounts to taste, I have made this in the past, it is *very* good!"
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Ready In:
8hrs 10mins




  • Place beef roast in a 5-quart crock pot.
  • Add in diced tomatoes with juice, spicy salsa (or chipotle sauce if using) jalapeno chilies, onion, garlic, chili powder, honey, salt and cumin.
  • Pour in the beef broth; mix with a wooden spoon to combine and season with black pepper.
  • Cover and cook on LOW until beef is tender when pierced with a fork (about 8-10 hours, cooking time will vary slightly depending on the size of your roast).
  • If desired remove the lid and turn to HIGH for the last 30 minutes to allow the sauce to reduce and thicken.
  • Season sauce with more salt if desired.
  • Transfer the roast to a cutting board or large platter.
  • Shred the meat using two heavy forks.
  • Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker; cover and allow to warm.
  • Serve in crusty buns.

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  1. This is the best Mexican beef recipe I have found yet! Love the addition of the honey to add some interesting flavor. I added juice from jarred jalapeno chilies, cayenne pepper, a can of diced tomatoes with chilies as well as a regular can of the diced tomatoes, and some cilantro to the dish while it cooked in the crock pot. Served it in burritos with rice and beans! Husband loved it!! Thinking of using some of the leftovers in enchiladas.
  2. This was so DELICIOUS!!! I'm saving it to make again and again! I reduced the amount of chili powder to 2 Tbspns and didn't use the jalapeno chiles. It was still spicy enough. I added a can of chili beans and served this over rice it was OUTSTANDING!!! Yummy!
  3. Easy to make and tasty. We used this recipe to make tamales and tacos. Thanks!



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