Friday, April 5, 2013

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef for Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, or Tostadas from Elly Says Opa!

Slow cooker shredded beef can make amazing tacos, burritos, nachos, and tostadas, or eat inside lettuce wraps or over salad for a low-carb or Paleo meal.

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef for Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, or Tostadas from Elly Says Opa via
 (Photo from Elly Says Opa!)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this Slow Cooker Shredded Beef looks like a recipe the whole family would love.)

This Slow Cooker Shredded Beef from Elly Says Opa is just the kind of recipe that makes so many people love their slow cookers.  Take a minute to brown the beef for best flavor, and then throw the meat in the slow cooker with some onion, garlic, tomato sauce, and a mixture of spices and let it cook all day.

You can use the flavorful shredded beef for tacos, burritos, nachos, or tostadas, or serve inside lettuce wraps or on top of a salad for a low-carb or Paleo option.  Don't you think the tacos in Elly's photo look like something that would make a wonderful dinner?

Ingredients for this Slow Cooker Recipe:

  • beef roast
  • canola oil (or use approved oil for Paleo)
  • onion
  • garlic
  • tomato paste
  • beef broth
  • dried parsley
  • chili powder
  • ground cumin
  • cayenne
  • paprika
  • dried oregano

Get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Shredded Beef from Elly Says Opa!

More Ideas with Mexican-Style Beef in the Slow Cooker:
Beef and Green Chile Stew from The Perfect Pantry
Brisket Tacos with Green Sauce from Coconut and Lime
Spicy Barbacoa Soft Tacos from Bev Cooks
Shredded Beef Tacos with Spicy Slaw and Avocado from Kalyn's Kitchen
Southwestern Chipotle Brisket Tacos from What's Gaby Cooking


  1. I'm going to try this with beef brisket, my favorite cut of beef for the slow cooker. I love the combination of seasonings.

  2. Lydia, I think I will try this too!

  3. I've tried something similar to this and I love it, so I am definitely going to give this a try!

  4. Pam, I love the sound of the seasonings in this one.


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