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Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

This is a great Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos recipe that works great in a crock pot or Dutch oven. Plus a homemade taco seasoning recipe.
Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword shredded beef tacos, slow cooker tri tip, tri tip tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 458 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs . tri-tip roast
  • 1 1/2 tsp . ground cumin
  • 1 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp . ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp . garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp . paprika
  • 1/8 tsp . ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp . cayenne pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14 1/2 oz.
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8 oz.
  • 1 can mild green chilies 4 oz.
  • 1/2 large white onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8-10 good quality corn or flour tortillas I use Guerrero brand
  • optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese diced fresh tomatoes, dollop sour cream, lettuce, salsa, lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Place the tri-tip in the crock pot (or in a Dutch oven if not using a crock pot).
  2. Cover roast with the seasoning (cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, ground ginger, and cayenne) diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chillies, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Cover and turn heat to Low on crock pot and cook for 8-9 hours, or until beef is tender and breaks away with fork. (If using oven, place into oven for 2-3 hours at 375 degrees).
  4. Remove from crock pot and place tri-tip on cutting board. Discard the smashed garlic. Leave remaining juices, tomatoes, chillies and onion in pot.
  5. Using two forks, shred the tri-tip by holding one fork steady with one hand and slowly scraping the other fork, prongs faced backwards, with your other hand away from the other fork. Transfer the shredded tri-tip to a large bowl and add the reserved cooked juices from the pot. Stir to combine.
  6. Heat a flat skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Add a tortilla to the pan and let the tortilla heat until it develops little bubbles. Remove from the heat (without burning your fingers!). Place desired amount of shredded tri-tip onto tortilla, followed by desired toppings (listed above in ingredients list).
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.7g30%
Saturated Fat 6.9g35%
Cholesterol 128.5mg43%
Sodium 677.9mg28%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5.5g22%
Sugar 5.3g6%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 30.5mg37%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.