Easy Shredded Beef Recipe

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Give me tacos or give me death! Or at least give me some tasty beef that I can use in a lot of different ways, so I don’t feel like I’m eating the same thing all week. Am I right?

Super Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Super-Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

I have several versions of my easy shredded beef that I make, depending on what I am craving in a particular week.

Here are the two recipes that I make most often, both are super yummy and perfect for cooking ahead so you can have protein ready and waiting all week!

This Shredded beef can be made in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot.

Just keep in mind that with a slow cooker you can let it cook all day while you’re at work. The Instant Pot Version is done in under an hour, but you’ll need to be ready to babysit your Instant Pot.

It’s effortless to tweak the flavors of this recipe!

My favorite way of preparing this beef is with a simple taco seasoning rub, then just add a can of chilis and a can of fire-roasted tomatoes.

If you’ve been hanging out here for any time at all, you probably know that tacos are my jam. I can probably put anything on a corn tortilla with some spicy sauce and be happy as a clam.

For the second version, I use a mocha rub that I found in Steph Gaudreau’s Performance Paleo Cookbook. I simply add beef broth and then let this roast cook. The recipe here is adapted from her original recipe.

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

How to Serve Shredded Beef

The beauty of cooking with core proteins in mind is that you can cook up a batch and then serve it in several different ways. My top 5 ways to eat shredded beef:

Shredded Beef Tacos

More Beef Recipes

Shredded Slow Cooker Beef with Macros. recipe by foodology geek

Shredded Beef with Green Chilis

This version of our shredded beef core protein has a Mexican Flair. Includes directions for slow cooker, instant pot and dutch oven. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main, Meal Prep
Cuisine Clean Eating, Food Prep, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Meal Prep, Paleo
Servings 12
Calories 306 kcal


  • 4 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 1 can diced fire roasted tomatoes

Taco Seasoning (Makes about 1 cup)

Special Equipment


  • Make a batch of taco seasoning.
  • Add meat to your slow cooker
  • Sprinkle a few tbsps of spice mix onto the chuck roast and rub to coat. 
  • Add can of chilis and tomatoes. (Including all liquid)
  • Cover and cook on high for 6-8 hours. Meat should be fork tender. 
  • Remove and let cook on a cutting board for a few minutes. 
  • Using 2 forks shred the beef and serve with taco fixings or your favorite veggie sides. 


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Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 30gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 817mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gCalcium: 83mgIron: 5.2mg
Keyword Beef, Easy, Instant Pot, Meal Prep, Protein, Slow Cooker
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