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Enjoy Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos loaded with tender shredded beef. The slow cooker does all of the work and all you need to do is add your favorite toppings. This recipe is so easy with just 3 ingredients.

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We love making Mexican Food Recipes for an easy weeknight meal or when feeding a crowd. These beef tacos is one of our favorites because of the flavor and simple ingredients.

If you loved our 3 ingredient crock pot chicken tacos you are going to love this crazy easy Crock Pot Beef Tacos recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe works because of how tender the roast cooks so you can easily shred it for many different recipes. You can easily start this recipe in the morning and it is ready for dinner.

Enjoy this fork tender beef to meal prep for the week or freeze to enjoy another day. This recipe is budget friendly and one of my families favorite recipes.


Beef Tacos Ingredients - Chuck Roast, Taco Seasoning, Beef Stock

It is that easy. You can’t go wrong with just 3 ingredients. For the full recipe details, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Seasoning – The great thing about this recipe is the many seasoning you can add to it. We love our homemade seasoning, but you can easily add in seasoning separately. Add in cayenne pepper, green chiles, chili powder, garlic powder, or cumin. We usually start with ½ tsp but you can always add in more.
  • Enchiladas – One of my favorite ways to use this recipe it to make Beef Enchiladas. Add in enchilada sauce to create a delicious variations for tacos and burritos as well.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Place your roast in the crock pot.
Placing beef roast in the slow cooker
  • Step 2 – Pour beef stock over the roast. Then top with the taco seasoning.
Topping the beef roast with taco seasoning and beef stock

Step 3 – Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.

Shredded beef in the slow cooker with two forks
  • Step 4 – Trim off the fat and use forks to shred the slow cooking beef. Stir the beef into the juices and let it sit for about 30 minutes.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking time – Cooking time will vary based on your slow cooker and the size of your roast.
  • Shredding Meat – You can easily shred the meat with two forks or learn how to shred with a mixer.
  • Rest Beef – After shredding beef, place back into slow cooker to soak into the juices.
Shredded Beef Tacos on a taco stand

Serving Suggestions

Serve in tortillas or over rice. I loved it either way. The beef is so flavorful and tender. We also love this Easy Spanish Rice Recipe  and this Delicious Cilantro Lime Rice. Another tasty side idea includes Crock Pot Refried Beans. 

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Close up image of shredded beef on a spoon

Topping Ideas

When serving this shredded beef with burrito bowls, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas, or burritos make sure to add these toppings for even more flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store the slow cooker Mexican shredded beef in an airtight container in the fridge. It will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.

Can I Prepared Ahead of Time?

Yes, this a great recipe to meal prep with to use with many different recipes. Make your beef tacos with flour tortillas or corn tortillas with all your favorite toppings.

Can I Freeze Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos?

Yes, this beef freezes great in a freezer safe container or a ziplock bag. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

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Crock pot Beef Tacos

5 from 8 votes
Easy to make Crock pot Beef Tacos. Shredded beef tacos are easy to make in the crock pot and these beef tacos taste amazing. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 – 8
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 348


  • 2-3 lb chuck roast
  • 2 Tablespoons Homemade Taco seasoning (or a Taco Seasoning packet)
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 2 cups Beef stock
  • Flour or Corn tortillas
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  • Place your roast in the crock pot.
  • Pour beef stock over the roast. Then top with the taco seasoning.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.
  • crock pot beef tacos
  • Trim off the fat and shred the beef. Stir the beef into the juices and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve in tortillas or over rice.

Recipe Notes

Such an incredibly easy dinner option for your family that they will love!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 348kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 26g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sodium 569mg, Potassium 556mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 75IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 72mg, Iron 4.1mg

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  1. Dianne Brown says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and soo easy! Thank you for all the incredibly simple and yummy crockpot recipes. I love them!!

  2. Eden says:

    Do you have a recipe for your taco seasoning?? 🙂

  3. Carrie says:

    Sorry about that confusing. We also added 1/2 cup of salsa to this recipe. It’s add a ton of flavor!

  4. Alex says:

    I see in the photo that there is an additional 4th ingredient? May I ask what salsa you put on top of the taco seasoning??

  5. Cindy Rollins says:

    Looking forward to trying this