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This Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco recipe has become one of our favorite Taco Tuesday meals and I’m certain you will love this recipe, too! Crock pot Mexican shredded beef tacos are loaded with flavor and they’re incredibly easy to make!

You are going to love these easy Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos. Make sure you try any of our 53 Best Mexican Crock Pot Recipes.

Now even if you are able to eat gluten I promise you are still going to love this easy crockpot recipe. It takes 5 minutes to toss in the crockpot and you let it slow cook all day. You come home to a house filled with the most amazing smell. Add some toppings, serve it on your favorite tortillas and dinner is done!

What to do with shredded meat?

There is so much freedom with this Mexican shredded beef tacos crock pot recipe! You don’t actually have to turn these into tacos all of the time.  That is the best part!

You can serve this gluten-free slow cooker Mexican shredded beef taco recipe as burritos. Or, you can serve it on nachos, make beef enchiladas, or make quesadillas out of them.

You could even use the shredded beef on top of a plate of salad greens! The possibilities are endless!

In fact, we like to cook this once but double the recipe ingredients.  We eat shredded beef tacos for dinner that night and then we save the leftovers and use them for quesadillas or enchiladas for an easy dinner later on in the week.

I love it when I can cook once but eat twice!

What to Serve with Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos?

Figuring out the side dishes to a meal always seems to be the hard part of dinner. I always tend to overthink it!

With tacos, it is so easy, though! We love to serve these Mexican shredded beef tacos with homemade refried beans, Spanish rice and of course white cheese dip!

We tend to load ours up with diced tomatoes and sometimes lettuce, so I usually don’t serve an additional veggie, though a salad would also be delicious!

crock pot mexican shredded beef ingredients

Ingredients for Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos:

  • Beef Chuck Roast
  • Diced green chiles
  • Minced garlic
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Lime
  • Tortillas and Toppings

easy shredded beef tacos with limes

How to make Gluten Free Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco Recipe:

  1. Place the roast in the crockpot (I used a 6-quart programmable crockpot). If you want to sear your roast, you can do that first by place the roast in skillet over medium-high heat. Turn the roast to sear each side. This won’t affect the cooking time, it just adds some additional flavor.
  2. In a small bowl combine the green chilies, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Spread the mixture over the roast in the crockpot.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  5. Shred the beef. Squeeze on fresh lime juice over the beef and stir to combine.
  6. Serve on tortillas, on nachos, or with a side of  Easiest Spanish Rice Recipe. 
  7. Make sure you top with your favorite toppings like limes, tomatoes, salsa verde, onions, and cheese.

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Gluten Free Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco Recipe

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Easy crock pot recipe. Make this Gluten Free Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco recipe in no time. It is the most amazing shredded beef taco recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 320


  • 3 lb boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 can Diced green chiles (7 oz.)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime (juiced)


  • Place the roast in a 6 quart crock pot.
  • In a small bowl combine the green chilis, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Spread the mixture over the roast in the crock pot.
  • Place the lid on top and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  • Shred the beef. Squeeze the fresh lime over the beef and stir to combine.
  • Serve on tortillas, on nachos, or over rice. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

A round roast or rump roast can also be used to make this easy Mexican shredded beef recipe.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 320kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 33g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 373mg, Potassium 642mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 646IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 50mg, Iron 5mg

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Can I make Shredded Beef Tacos in the Instant Pot?

If you’re looking to get dinner done even faster, you can use this same recipe to make Mexican shredded beef tacos in the instant pot. The only difference is that you need to add 1 cup beef broth. Cook on high pressure for 70 minutes and let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then manually release.

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  1. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! I love how versatile this recipe is, too! You can use the meat for tacos, nachos, burritos, a salad….YUM!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe! Simple and easy but has great flavour, we will definitely be adding this to our favourites collection.

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely wonderful ! Used a 4 lb chuck roast. Plenty for quesadillas, nachos and tacos. Rest frozen for late night nachos ca