A Year in Homemaking: Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef {Week 7}

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I recently had the pleasure of enjoying this recipe at a large party.  As I was eating it, I realized this would be perfect to share on the home-making blog!  The very hospitable Elisabeth Love gave me the recipe right away.  And, I have to give her credit, it was delicious!  This recipe is great for entertaining large parties. It easily filled up 15+ people, and is versatile; I saw people making tacos, naked burritos, and eating it straight up.   

P.S. Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and this would be a perfect main course!

Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef
Serves 10
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Prep Time
2 hr 10 min
Cook Time
9 hr
Prep Time
2 hr 10 min
Cook Time
9 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 (2-3 pound) chuck roast
  2. 1 (1.5 oz) packet taco seasoning
  3. 1 (16 oz) jar salsa
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 1 cup taco sauce
Instructions
  1. Place roast on a large piece of plastic wrap. Sprinkle entire packet of taco seasoning over chuck roast. Make sure all sides get coated. Rub it in to ensure good coating. Wrap up roast with plastic wrap. Then wrap in aluminum foil. And then pop it in your fridge overnight (or for at least 2 hours but overnight is best).
  2. The next morning, place your marinated roast into your slow cooker. Note: you'll need a minimum 5-quart slow cooker for this recipe.
  3. Pour jar of salsa over the roast. Then pour in 1 cup of water. No need to stir. Cover and cook on low for about 8-9 hours.
  4. Take meat out and shred with a fork. At this point the roast should be very tender so it should be fairly easy to shred. Discard any fatty pieces. Dump out the remaining liquid that is in the slow cooker. Note: I like leave about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid in the crock pot. Then put the shredded meat back into the slow cooker.
  5. Pour in jar of taco sauce. Give it a good stir. Then cover and cook on high for 15-20 minutes until warmed through.
  6. Then serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings!
Notes
  1. You'll need to try to plan this out ahead of time since the meat needs time to marinate.
  2. Enjoy!
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Here is a really good recipe for Homemade Taco Sauce:

Homemade Taco Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 8 ounce tomato sauce
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1 tbsp of onion, chopped
  4. 1 tbsp white vinegar
  5. 1 tsp cumin
  6. 1 tsp ground chipotle
  7. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1/4 tsp chili powder (more if you want this hotter)
  10. 1/4 tsp paprika
  11. 1/4 tsp sugar
  12. 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine and enjoy!
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