Our Favorite Shredded Beef Tacos

This is all I need to show you to convince you these tacos are AMAZING:

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Here’s what you need:

3-4 pound chuck roast
3 Tablespoons butter
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin – lightly sprinkled over roast
1 can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup beef broth
lime, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream or other favorite toppings

Preheat oven to 400 degrees if you need this done in less than 3 hours, or 300 degrees if you have a longer amount of time. (Approximately 4 hours.)

Season the roast with spices. (Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin. More or less depending on how spicy you like- or whether you’re feeding a baby or just adults!)

Heat your Dutch oven over medium-high heat with 3 Tablespoons butter. Sear roast on all sides, 2-3 minutes per side.

Turn fire to low, and pour the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes and then 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa over the top of seared roast. Stir together carefully.


Turn fire off, put the lid on the dutch oven and put your Dutch oven in the Oven-oven. (?)


After a few hours (2 hours if on high, 3 hours if on low.) test with a fork. It should start to pull apart easily. Very clear that you could shred it with two forks. If not, put it back in the oven and test after another hour.

Once it pulls apart easily,  remove your Dutch oven from the Oven oven and the roast from the Dutch Oven.

Leave the lid off your Dutch oven so the sauce can cool while you shred the beef.

(Be sure to remove any fat while shredding beef!)

Now back to the sauce. It should be mostly cool by now, so that you can scoop it the fat off the top with a spoon. Throw it away!

This is the base of your sauce. Add 1/4 cup of beef broth to the pot and turn fire to low and let the sauce simmer. Squeeze the juice of one lime into sauce. Taste! And add more lime if needed. Add the shredded beef back into the sauce and stir gently but thoroughly.

Once your beef is completely rewarmed, its ready to serve! Feel free to taste again and adjust salt or other seasonings as needed.


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Baby girl is my 3rd in line taste tester! Me first, Dad has second opinion, and then mostly she just feels left out and starving.

I mean, I was running 30 minutes late with dinner. How dare I!

Back to serving dinner! Get all your favorite toppings assembled.

And create some beautiful tacos!


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For babies, Hailee’s advice is: serve “open face” tacos. Meat and toppings in a bowl with a tortilla on the side!




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