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Best Spicy Shredded Beef Tacos

These tacos are seriously the Best Spicy Shredded Beef Tacos you'll ever make, plus they're super easy to throw together. They slow-cook for hours, so they're super tender, plus they're served with puffy flour tortillas that are out of this world!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef tacos, shredded beef tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
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Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 15 tacos
Calories 147kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $25


  • Dutch oven
  • Non-stick skillet


  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 3 1/2 lb chuck roast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 16 flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Shredded pepper jack cheese
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro


  •  Mix salt, onion powder and chili powder. Evenly sprinkle it over the roast. 
  • Heat a large dutch oven to a medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the roast. Sear on all sides until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add tomato paste. Cook for one minute. Add beef stock, apple cider vinegar, cumin and green chiles. Add the roast back to the pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid and continue to simmer for 3 1/2-4 hours or until meat if fork-tender. 
  • Remove roast from pot and use two forks to shred meat. Add meat back to the pan.
  • Add canola oil to a medium, shallow skillet. Heat over a medium flame, once oil is hot (about 375 degrees), add tortilla, fry until puffed and golden brown, about 30 seconds to one minute per side. Before the tortilla cools, use tongs to fold, into a taco shell, drain on paper towels.Repeat with remaining tortillas. 
  • Spoon beef into tortillas and serve with shredded cheese, tomatoes and cilantro. 


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg