Rating: 4.55 stars
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Freezes well. The meat can be used in burritos, tacos, Mexican dishes, and soups.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season beef chuck roast with salt and pepper. Cook roast in hot oil until browned entirely, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer browned roast to a slow cooker.

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  • Sprinkle onion, chile pepper, hot sauce, taco seasoning, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder over the roast.

  • Cook on Low until meat is fall-apart tender, 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 21.2g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 70.2mg; sodium 771.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (68)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2013
I made two minor changes--I did not have fresh diced green chilies on hand but I did have one 4 ounce can of diced mild green chilies that I used instead. I also used half of a small bottle of Frank's Hot Sauce instead of a full bottle. The taco seasoning I used was homemade and I used california ground chili powder, which has the same great flavor but is milder and not as hot. I did not try this myself but my husband and kids had this for dinner and they ate almost the whole goshdarn roast on their own. They all called me at work and told me how delicious it was--even the littlest! They all told me that I must make this again very soon. NOTE: We used the meat in this recipe for soft tacos, with homemade refried beans and mexican rice on the side. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2013
Wow. I can't believe no one has commented on the heat (spice) of this recipe. I saw the 1 & 1/4 cup of chilies and the 5 oz of hot sauce and thought geez that's got to be hot. Then I looked through the reviews and no one mentions it so I followed the recipe. By scraping off all of the chilies and not using any of the sauce it was edible. FYI: we live in south LA and are very use to cayenne and hot sauce but this was HOT! I'd make adjustments before cooking it again. Read More
(10)
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2013
I made two minor changes--I did not have fresh diced green chilies on hand but I did have one 4 ounce can of diced mild green chilies that I used instead. I also used half of a small bottle of Frank's Hot Sauce instead of a full bottle. The taco seasoning I used was homemade and I used california ground chili powder, which has the same great flavor but is milder and not as hot. I did not try this myself but my husband and kids had this for dinner and they ate almost the whole goshdarn roast on their own. They all called me at work and told me how delicious it was--even the littlest! They all told me that I must make this again very soon. NOTE: We used the meat in this recipe for soft tacos, with homemade refried beans and mexican rice on the side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2013
We don't ever chop the onions or dice the peppers in this recipe but simply thinly slice them. Then when you shred the meat you have the strands of onions and peppers mixed in with it. Served with grilled corn tortillas a corn salsa and a squeeze of lime and it is a fantastic meal. Also a great meat for modified korean style tacos (think kimchi). If you are cooking for someone who prefers a milder dish choose a milder pepper and don't use the hot sauce or cayenne my kids love it this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2013
I make this dish often with the beef chuck roast or boneless pork spare ribs. Since I like to have a filling for tacos as well as a soup, I add 2 cups of beef or chicken stock to the cooker. I also use a can of Ro*tel diced tomatoes with diced green chilies instead of just the diced chilies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2013
Wow. I can't believe no one has commented on the heat (spice) of this recipe. I saw the 1 & 1/4 cup of chilies and the 5 oz of hot sauce and thought geez that's got to be hot. Then I looked through the reviews and no one mentions it so I followed the recipe. By scraping off all of the chilies and not using any of the sauce it was edible. FYI: we live in south LA and are very use to cayenne and hot sauce but this was HOT! I'd make adjustments before cooking it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2016
I made this as close to recipe as I could. I used 2.5# beef roast instead of 4#. The rest was done to directions. Gave the next door neighbor some and he liked it too. For a point of reference I eat at a taco stand that has a "fire taco sauce" that I do not find too hot while the neighbor uses the mild sauce at the same stand. All who ate this tasty roast beef did not think it was too hot. Enjoy. Great leftovers too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2013
I love cooking meat in the slow cooker and this looks wonderful except to much hot sauce I would reduce it to half the amount called for.Also meat has gotten so expensive in the last year or two that a four lb.roast is quite an investment and we sold our large freezer so can't freeze a large beef roast but may buy a smaller roast and cook it instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2013
This sounds great like a barbacoa or similar to machaca. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2013
I made this yesterday served it last night. It was wonderful! I read the reviews first so I did tweak it a bit according to some of the suggestions. I had a smaller roast so I cut back on the ingredients. Glad I did cause it was HOT! I used 2 cans of green chilies and 1/2 bottle of hot sauce. Figured I could always add more if needed but it definitely did not need any more heat! The meat was so tender. I served it with a side dish of Mexican rice and the juice was so good on the rice. Thanks for the suggestion to use the meat in soft tacos. I actually have them on hand and that's what we'll be doing with the leftovers. This dish is definitely company worthy if you know your company likes Mexican and spicy dishes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2013
I thought this recipe was yummy!! I don't know why the folks who didn't like the recipe didn't feel like it had any flavor because mine came out FULL of taste!! I stabbed the meat with a sharp knife and made sure there was a lot of garlic on top of it so the garlic would drip down in to the meat. Served wih mashed potatoes and covered with the au jaus that was made while cooking. DELICIOUS!!! I'm adding this one to my recipe box!:) Read More
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