Shredded Beef Tacos

We had an early Cinco de Mayo celebration and I decided to make some shredded beef tacos.

1.5 pounds beef chuck roast
2 tablespoons New Mexico chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup beer
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 sweet onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Flour tortillas

Set the Ninja 3-in-1 to STOVETOP HIGH.

Pour the beer and tomato paste in a bowl and mix and set aside.

Combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and smoked paprika in a bowl to make a spice rub. Rub the beef with this.

Add the olive oil to the pot and sear the beef.

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Once the beef is seared, add onions and garlic to the Ninja and stir it up good. Cook the onions and garlic for a few minutes.

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Pour the beer/tomato paste mixture into the pot.

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Cover and set on SLOW COOK HIGH for 4 hours.

After 4 hours take a look — yup, it’s done. Looks a little scary

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Shred the beef and mix it up with the other goodies in the pan.

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Taco toppings:
Tomato
Red onion
Jalapeños
Cilantro
Queso fresco
Sliced avocado

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I prepped the avocados ahead of time. To keep them from turning brown I put them in ice water and covered with plastic. They’ll last a couple of hours this way.

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Put it all together.

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Look closer…

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Categories: Beef/Pork

One Comment on “Shredded Beef Tacos”

  1. Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Brillant mids think alike! I did Ground Beef soft Tacos on flour tortillas as well. One difference for ours though, rather than smoked paprika I used ground coriander… and ya gotta have the Dos Equiz Amber!! STAY THIRSTY MY FRIEND! (and Happy Boy’s Day Mister B) 😀

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