Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
6 Hours 10 Mins
Makes 8 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle beef evenly with salt.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Great Recipe!!!

September 05, 2015
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.

Cathe59's Review

May 04, 2014

MichaelGWoods's Review

December 22, 2012
I like it. Not too spicy - tacos are dressed up with other things like cheese, lettuce, oniions and taco sauce.

Koldriana's Review

November 15, 2012

brookiet's Review

January 10, 2012
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!

AmandaGA's Review

April 06, 2011
Nothing exceptional. I have five other recipes for tacos that I would use before I made this again.

smamiller's Review

May 03, 2010
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.

corinneja's Review

February 11, 2009
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.