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Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

An easy slow cooker recipe to throw together, this Mexican dish will be a happy addition to your weekly lineup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Keto, Slow Cooker
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 264kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 2 pounds chuck roast
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce canned
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper


  • Place the onions, jalapeño, and garlic in the bottom of a 4 quart slow cooker. Season the beef with salt and pepper on all sides and place on top of the onions.
  • In a medium bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the tomato sauce, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Pour the spice mixture over the beef and covered.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours
  • Once the beef is cooked and tender, use two forks to shred the beef. Stir the beef with the cooking juices and keep warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
  • Serve over whole wheat and/or homemade flour tortillas or over a bed of lettuce with your favorite toppings such as salsa, avocados, and tomato. Serves 6-8.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 38.2g | Fat: 9.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 233mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5