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overhead shot of three Slow Cooker Beef Machaca tacos arranged on a round white plate with a small bowl of lime wedges placed next to the plate.

Slow Cooker Beef Machaca

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
This savory Slow Cooker Beef Machaca is perfect if you’re looking for a satisfying Mexican dinner option that’s a little out of the ordinary. Plus, it stores really well, so it’s perfect for meal prep!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10
Calories: 252


For Serving (optional)

  • corn or flour tortillas
  • Shredded Mexican Style Blend Cheese
  • diced onions
  • shredded lettuce
  • sour cream


  • Pat dry the chuck roast with paper towels. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the chili powder, salt, black pepper, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper.
  • Season the chuck roast with the seasoning mix. Set aside.
  • Heat up 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat.
  • Add the chuck roast to the heated oil and sear on all sides until just browned.
  • Transfer browned beef to the insert of your slow cooker.
  • To the slow cooker, add the diced bell peppers, onions, garlic, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, can of diced tomatoes with chilies, beef broth, and lime juice.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or until meat is very tender and falling apart.
    The goal for perfectly tender beef is an internal temperature of 205˚F to 215˚F. You’ll know it’s ready when the meat falls apart as you pierce it with a fork.
  • Remove meat from the slow cooker and transfer it to a cutting board; shred with forks. Set aside.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the cooking liquid inside the slow cooker until smooth and thickened.
  • Toss meat with the cooking liquid.
  • Taste for salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve with corn or flour tortillas, if desired, and topped with cheese, onions, lettuce, and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef Machaca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 534mg22%
Potassium 547mg16%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 716IU14%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: crock pot recipes, mexican shredded beef, shredded beef