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Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

Use you slow cooker for the most delicious Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos, piled high with your favorite toppings. Made with savory and tender tri-tip, this easy-to-put-together meal is the perfect end to a busy day!

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 10 tacos
Calories 458 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 2 1/2 lbs tri-tip roast
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea 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 14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 4 oz. can mild green chilies
  • 1/2 large white onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed
  • 10 cassava flour tortillas or other favorite tortilla use this recipe!
  • optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese diced fresh tomatoes, dollop greek yogurt, lettuce, salsa, lime wedges


  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, and garlic.

  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 cassava flour 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 (2 tacos)
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.