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Updated July 26, 2023
Tomatillo Beef Tacos
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Ensure the best taco night yet with this creative slow cooker recipe for Tomatillo Beef Tacos. This slow cooker Mexican shredded beef recipe will produce the tender and tasty beef for your tacos. The beef cooks all day, so you can prep it in the morning, and it will be ready just in time for dinner!

Slow Cooker Time LOW10 hr


  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can beef broth
  • 6 tomatillos, remove papery layer and rinse off
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, rinsed and dried
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • tortillas
  • taco toppings of your choice: shredded cheese, sour cream, lime, cilantro, tomato, lettuce


  1. Season the roast on all sides with the teaspoon of pepper, kosher salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Rub seasonings into the meat.

  2. Pour can of broth into bottom of KitchenAid® 6-Quart Slow Cooker. Top with the onion slices. Place roast on top of onions.

  3. Cover and cook on LOW for about 8-10 hours, or until roast is fork tender.

  4. Remove roast and shred. Discard the juices and onion and place roast back into the slow cooker. Turn to WARM setting.

  5. Combine tomatillos, cilantro, garlic clove and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt into a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times and then blend until desired consistency.

  6. Pour over the top of the shredded beef. Stir a little. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.

  7. Serve beef wrapped in tortillas with desired toppings.

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This dish sounds delicious. Tomatillos are essentially a Mexican green tomato. They are very inexpensive to buy. In fact, this entire dish can be made on the cheap. The most you'll spend is on the cut of meat. Broth, onions,tomatillos, spices- pennies on the dollar. I bet this makes a pretty good amount of meat to serve a big family or to have for a second round at dinner You could use the mixture on a hearty sandwich roll as well.

Tacos have to be one of my favorite all time meals and I love finding different ways to make them. I'm a little surprised there isn't cumin in the spice mix though. I always thought it was a base seasoning for tacos. Either way, I'm sure they're just as good with or without it. Only thing missing now is your favorite salsa and some avocado. Yum!


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