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Slow-Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 6 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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You’re just three ingredients away from tender, fall-apart-delicious shredded beef. This is the juicy, flavorsome meat your taco shells have been begging for—all made easy with a can of coke.
by: E is for Eat
Updated Jun 3, 2022
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  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3 pounds beef lean bottom round (or chuck roast or rump)
  • 1 can (12 oz.) carbonated cola beverage
  • 12 taco shells from 2 boxes (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count)
  • Taco toppings (sour cream, lettuce, salsa, etc.)


  • 1
    Finely mince 2-3 chipotle peppers, depending on your spice preference. In a small bowl, combine minced pepper with cola beverage and 1-2 teaspoons of sauce adobo sauce from the can of pepper (again, the amount depends of spice preference).
  • 2
    In a slow cooker, add meat and cover in chipotle-cola mixture. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 7-8 hours.
  • 3
    Once meat has cooked, transfer to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Return meat to slow cooker and stir into cooking liquid, thoroughly mixing until most of the liquid has absorbed back into the meat.
  • 4
    Add meat to taco shells and top with your favorite taco toppings.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    After the meat has fully cooked, taste-test to determine if it needs salt. Additionally, after cooking for a long period the flavor of the adobo and chiles will have mellowed out, so feel free to add more of each after the meat has cooked, too.

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