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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

Katerina | Diethood
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!
Servings : 10
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins


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.


Calories: 252 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 23 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 78 mg | Sodium: 534 mg | Potassium: 547 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 716 IU | Vitamin C: 19 mg | Calcium: 41 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 4 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crock pot recipes, mexican shredded beef, shredded beef