Shredded beef tacos with pico de gallo


These shredded beef tacos are a great meal for busy school nights. The whole family will love them!

Shredded beef tacos

These slow cooker shredded beef tacos are one of my family’s favorite meals. They taste great topped with fresh pico de gallo and the new cheese taco shells from Old El Paso added a yummy twist! You could of course use regular hard shell tacos or soft tortillas as well. We’ve even used this shredded beef for burritos and chimichangas as well.

One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my slow cooker. With school starting up, I have a feeling I will be using it a lot more. It’s so nice because you can put everything in the slow cooker in the morning and then have a meal ready to go by the time the kids are home. Wa -lah! This meal is quick and absolutely delicious!


Shredded beef taco recipe

I used fresh ingredients from my garden to make the pico de gallo. I could live off that stuff. So good!

fresh ingredients

Cheese taco shell

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Shredded beef tacos with pico de gallo

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 452 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

These shredded beef tacos are a great meal for busy school nights. The whole family will love them!



  • 4-5 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
  • 16 ounces 16 oz jar Old El Paso Thick n’ Chunky Salsa
  • 10 ounces 10 oz can Old El Paso mild enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 4.5 ounces 4.5 oz Old El Paso green chiles
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • S & P to taste
  • Old El Paso Nacho Cheese Taco Shells


  1. Place the chuck roast into a slow cooker. Pour water into the pan and then salt and pepper the roast.
  2. Add the salsa and half of the enchilada sauce on top of the roast. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 6-8, or until it easily shreds.
  3. Remove roast from pan and take off any fat. Shred the meat with two forks and then place back in the slow cooker. Stir in the remaining enchilada sauce and green chiles. Slow cook for another hour, or until ready to serve.
  4. For the pico de gallo stir together the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place shredded beef inside the tacos and then add your favorite toppings. We added sour cream with the pico de gallo to our tacos.

Recipe Notes

Tips: 1) Use a slow cooker liner to make clean up a breeze. 2) Place any leftover meat in a zip top bag to freeze for later. It will stay good up to six months.

Nutrition Facts
Shredded beef tacos with pico de gallo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 947mg 39%
Potassium 994mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 16.6%
Vitamin C 11.7%
Calcium 6%
Iron 29.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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7 comments on “Shredded beef tacos with pico de gallo”

  1. For whatever reason, I don’t make much homemade pico. I’ve been inspired to give it a go again – thanks!

  2. Love how you flavored these with those chiles, they look absolutely incredible!!

  3. This looks so simple…must give it a try:)

  4. Just might make this for dinner tonight! Pinned!

  5. Looks so good. Just may be what’s for dinner tonight. Thanks

  6. Crock pot tacos? Count me in! Pinning and adding to my menu for the week. Thanks for this!

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