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Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef served in a white bowl on a colorful placemat with chopped tomatoes, lettuce, and shredded cheese in the background

Mexican Shredded Beef

This delicious Mexican Shredded Beef is the perfect filling for all of your favorite Mexican dishes.  The beef is tender and flavorful!
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Keyword shredded beef
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 306kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Sear the roast on all sides. Add to crock pot and sprinkle with onion soup mix and add 2 cups water. 
  • Cook in crock pot on low for 7-8 hours, keep an eye on it and add more water as necessary. Make sure there is always about 1-2 cups of liquid in there. Do not let the water cook out!
  • After meat is cooked, remove beef from Crock Pot and shred, removing any excess fat.
  • Return the meat to the Crock Pot and add picante sauce, salt and pepper. Cook on low for another 30 minutes. Meat should be moist and juicy.
  • Use shredded beef as a filling in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or as a topping for nachos.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3.6mg