No Fuss Shredded Beef Tacos


This recipe was created for a Cinco De Mayo work potluck taco bar that was a big hit. The coffee in the recipe adds a hint of smokiness and assists with tenderizing the meat as it cooks. Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings. For less heat, omit jalapenos.

close up view of Shredded Beef Tacos with avocado pieces on a plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
16 servings


  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced into thin rings

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chili-seasoned diced tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth

  • 1 cup cold coffee

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced (Optional)

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Layer half the onion rings into the bottom of a slow cooker. Place chuck roast on top of onions.

  2. Pour diced tomatoes, beef broth, and coffee into the cooker over the roast; stir in diced green chiles, jalapeno peppers, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Spread remaining onion rings over the mixture.

  3. Cover the cooker and cook on Low until beef is very tender, 6 to 10 hours.

  4. Transfer chuck roast to a bowl and shred meat. Return meat to sauce. Remove onions and serve with meat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 145mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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