Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
6 Hours
Serves 6

How to Make It

Step 1

In a blender or food processor, puree chipotle chiles with adobo sauce until smooth. Spoon 2 1/2 Tbsp. into slow cooker; reserve remainder for other uses. Add tomatoes, lime juice, onion and garlic; stir to combine. Season beef with salt and pepper and add to slow cooker.

Step 2

Cover and cook on high until beef is tender enough to shred easily with a fork, about 6 hours. Using two forks, shred meat; spoon into a serving bowl with sauce. Serve beef with warmed corn tortillas, shredded lettuce and cheese, sliced avocado and sour cream, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Scarlett007's Review

November 09, 2013
We loved this! I pondered other reviewers and used 1/2 cup of the adobo puree. I absolutely browned my roast before putting in slow cooker. It never comes out right (for me) if I don't brown first! I believe that is what makes it flavorful and also easier to shred when done. I admit I once tried a slow cook w/out browning, and I couldn't shred my meat then, either*!* I sure hope this helps the person who had that problem. It only takes a few min, but is well worth it in flavor return*!* We loved this so much, I used the remaining adobo sauce the next week, making this again. ENJOY**

mary327's Review

January 19, 2013

JessicaAP's Review

December 23, 2012
This is amazing! My family loves it! I add extra lime juice and add 1 cup of the chiles and tomato mixture because we love spicy food! The longer you cook it the more tender and juicier!

ExplorerClub's Review

August 01, 2011
So tender. This recipe has a nice gentle spice to it, which makes it perfect for adding cilantro, salsa, hot sauce and other fixins. I could making this for tailgating during football season. The only thing I did different from the recipe was to brown the meat before placing it in the slow cooker.

Mamachula's Review

July 21, 2010
It kinda taste like BBQ with a kick. I served it with corn tortillas fresh cilantro, onions and squeezed lime juice on top. YUM!!

SunnysMama's Review

April 25, 2010
Flavors are wonderful, however, after 6 hours on low, my beef would absolutely not shred.

GiGi500's Review

March 25, 2010
Outstanding and very easy. I made into burritos with refried beans, avocado and sour cream wrapped in flour tortilla.