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Shredded Mexican Beef
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 5 mins
This extremely tender and deliciously seasoned Shredded Mexican Beef can be used in a variety of Mexican-inspired dishes. It is super versatile and so easy to make!
Servings: 8
Calories: 319 kcal
  • 2-3/4 to 3 pound boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles (don't drain)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Trim any excess fat from the edges of the roast. Place roast on a sheet of heavy duty foil large enough to enclose the meat. In a small bowl, combine the green chiles (with liquid), garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well and spread out evenly over both sides of the meat. Enclose the meat in the foil and then wrap the foil package in a second sheet of foil to ensure the cooking liquid will not leak out during the cooking time. Place in a large baking or roasting pan.

  3. Bake at 300 degrees for 4-1/2 to 5 hours, or until the roast just falls apart with a fork. Remove from oven, open the foil package and shred the meat. Carefully remove foil from pan and transfer the meat and cooking liquid into the pan.
  4. Use in a variety of Mexican-inspired dishes like tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, enchiladas, and nachos.
Crock-Pot Method:
  1. After wrapping the roast in foil, transfer to the crock pot. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove foil and shred meat into the cooking sauce in the crock pot. Serve.
Make-Ahead Method:
  1. This beef is fantastic when reheated with the sauce it makes while cooking. If you want to really save time, make a day or two in advance, cover the pan with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate till needed. Reheat in microwave and serve.
  2. Adapted from Allrecipes
Nutrition Facts
Shredded Mexican Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 636mg18%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.