Taco Shredded Beef Sliders

Assorted toppings like sliced avocado, shredded cheese, crema Mexicana, black olives, and jalapeño elevate this shredded beef to a perfect slider suitable for the big game day.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
48 beef sliders


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) chuck roast, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix, or more to taste

  • 1 cup salsa, divided

  • 4 (15 ounce) packages slider-size burger buns

Toppings (optional):

  • 2 avocados, diced

  • ½ cup sliced black olives

  • 3 medium jalapeno peppers, sliced

  • ½ cup Mexican crema, or to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Mexican cheese blend, or to taste


  1. Melt butter and grapeseed oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Cut roast into 3 equal pieces and season with taco seasoning. Sear roast on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Pour 1/2 cup salsa in the bottom of a slow cooker. Transfer roast to slow cooker and top with remaining salsa.

  3. Cook until meat is fork-tender, 8 hours on Low or 6 hours on High. Remove from slow cooker and shred beef with 2 forks.

  4. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  5. Toast slider buns under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, making sure not to burn them.

  6. Place about 1/4 cup shredded beef onto each slider bun and top with avocados, olives, jalapenos, crema, and cheese.

Cook's Note:

Leftover beef can be used for nachos or quesadillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
8g Fat
235g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 235g 85%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 90mg 2%

* 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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