Christi's Salpicon


My mom made this while I was growing up, and now I love to cook it for my own family. It's a great dish and super easy to make. Great with some fresh flour tortillas, cheese, sliced avocado, hot sauce, and pico de gallo. Also great for game-day parties. The leftovers freeze well!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) boneless beef roast, or more to taste

  • 2 quarts water to cover

  • 1 (16 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup Italian-style salad dressing

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  2. Place roast in deep pan with enough water to cover; add tomatoes and garlic. Cover pan with aluminum foil or a lid.

  3. Roast beef, adding water regularly to keep meat covered, until the meat pulls apart easily with a pair of forks, about 5 hours.

  4. Remove roast to a cutting board and shred meat completely. Put shredded meat in a mixing bowl; add Italian-style dressing and green chiles and mix.

  5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

Cook's Notes:

If using a slow cooker, cook on Low until meat shreds easily, about 8 hours. Make sure it cooks long enough for all the flavors to infuse.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the tomatoes and garlic. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
37g Fat
6g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 571mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 610mg 13%

* 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.