Slow cooked chuck roast, in tomatoes, with chipotles and tons of spices to give it a big flavor punch. Chipotle Shredded Beef is great in tacos, burritos, on salads and more!
I really love a recipe that can be thrown into the slow cooker and forgotten about all day. I especially love when those recipes fill my house with delicious smells throughout the day. My Chipotle Shredded Beef checks off both of those boxes! It’s incredibly simple, using mostly pantry ingredients, and doesn’t require much effort. It’s a ‘dump and go’ kind of recipe, which is fantastic for busy people who want a delicious home cooked meal, without the effort!
What you need to make Chipotle Shredded Beef
- chuck roast
- fire roasted tomatoes
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- chili powder
- dried oregano
- bay leaves
- chipotles in adobo
How to make Chipotle Shredded Beef
This recipe is incredibly simple to throw together. You simply add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high or low for several hours. The result is a house filled with a delicious smell, and a slow cooker filled with the most flavorful shredded beef.
High or Low Cooking
When I have the time, I like to cook this recipe on the low setting. I think the flavors develop better and the result is a deeper flavor. The meat also has a chance to break down much better, the longer it cooks. I tested this recipe on both high and low cooking settings and both are delicious. If you only have 4-6 hours to cook the beef, it will still be incredibly delicious and tender!
Shredding the Meat
Once the time is up and the meat is tender, remove it from the slow cooker and transfer to a large plate. Shred the meat with two forks. If you are having trouble shredding the meat, it mostly likely needs more time to cook. You will know it’s ready when the meat is ‘fall apart’ tender.
After shredding the beef, place it back into the slow cooker and combine it with the juices.
Serve the shredded beef in tacos or burritos, in salads or on tostadas, pretty much anything your heart desires! This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be used for an array of dishes!
Chipotle Shredded Beef
- slow cooker
- 3-4 lbs Chuck Roast
- 1 14oz can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Oregano dried
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 2 Chipotles in Adobo
- In the bowl of a slow cooker, add all ingredients and mix well to ensure even distrubtion of seasonings.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
- Once the beef is finished cooking, remove it from the slow cooker and shred. Add shredded beef back to the slow cooker and toss to coat in the juices.