Chipotle Roast for Tacos and Sandwiches


Beware! This slow cooker recipe is spicy, but is an excellent shredded beef for tacos, sandwiches, or enchiladas! You can even try it on crusty rolls with the juice in a bowl on the side for dipping for a Mexican-style French dip!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) boneless beef chuck roast

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 cup sliced onion

  • 1 (7 ounce) can green salsa (salsa verde)

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Put chuck roast into the crock of your slow cooker; season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add beef broth, onion, green salsa, green chiles, chopped chipotle peppers, and garlic to the crock.

  2. Cook on High for 5 hours (or on Low for 7 to 8 hours).

  3. Shred the beef in the slow cooker using 2 forks; continue cooking on High for another 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
14g Fat
8g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 960mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 398mg 8%

* 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.