Mexican Style Shredded Beef

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 148.0
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.0 mg
  • Sodium: 169.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    1 boneless beef chuck shoulder roast (about 3 pounds)
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    1 tablespoon ground coriander
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    teaspoon ground red pepper
    1 cup salsa or picante sauce
    2 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoon cornstarch


Makes 5 cups (12 X four oz servings, about 1/3 of a cup per serving)

1. If using a narrow slow cooker, cut roast in half. Combine cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt and red pepper in small bowl. Rub over roast. Place 1/4 cup salsa in slow cooker; top with one piece roast. Layer 1/4 cup salsa, remaining beef and 1/2 cup salsa in slow cooker. If using a wide slow cooker, Layer 1/2 cup salsa, the beef roast and 1/2 cup salsa in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours.

2. Remove roast from cooking liquid; cool slightly. Trim and discard excess fat from beef. Shred meat with two forks.

3. Let cooking liquid stand 5 minutes to allow fat to rise. Skim off fat. Blend water and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk into liquid in slow cooker. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes on HIGH until thickened. Return beef to slow cooker. Cover; cook 15 minutes or until hot. Adjust seasonings.

Serve in taco shells/tortillas/over rice - NOT INCLUDED IN CALORIE COUNT.

Leftover beef may be refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen up to 3 months.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MMEQUEEN.

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    Great recipe i had this with sliced lettuce and lots of cheese for my low carb diet. - 7/5/13

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