Brown the meat in a Dutch oven, then let the slow-cooker work its magic as the rich spices meld. You can also serve the versatile, tender beef over baked potatoes instead of in soft tortilla shells.
2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
1 small white onion
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 medium-size green bell pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Flour or corn tortillas, warmed
Toppings: shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream
How to Make It
Sprinkle beef evenly with salt.
Cook beef, in batches, in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove beef, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Add 1 Tbsp. chili powder to Dutch oven; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Add 2 cups beef broth, and stir, scraping bits from bottom of Dutch oven. Return beef to Dutch oven, and stir.
Place beef mixture in a 4 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add onion and next 4 ingredients. Cook on HIGH 4 hours or on LOW 6 hours or until beef is tender. Serve with warm tortillas and desired toppings.
Great mid-week recipe. Wonderful flavor and super easy to make. A splash of lime takes it over the edge. Meat was pull apart tender and the sauce was thick and creamy. This will definitely make another appearance.
It definately needed some doctoring. While in the slow cooker, I added some garlic & jalapeno. I, also, topped my tacos w/ cilantro & lime juice. It turned out to be really good. We WILL be having these again!
I typically slow cook the chuck roast in beef broth - remove and shred beef, retain a little of broth and add a packet of burrito seasoning mix. Let flavors blend for a couple hours and serve. Turns out great everytime.
This recipe was not at all gross, but just had very little flavor. It was also quite soupy - I prefer my taco fillings to be much thicker. It tasted more like a the makings of a decent stew than something suitable for tacos.
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