Happy Day Friends! I wanted to share a recipe that has become a staple at our house. As I write this, I am planning to incorporate it into our meals next week. I always make enough to feed our family for several meals, so adjust up or down to feed your own crew!
I tend to start with my regular taco recipe or store bought blend depending on time and what is in the spice cabinet. The whole point is for it to be easy, so go with what you have. If you have favorite taco recipe, use that. If you don’t, try mine. The beauty is that there isn’t a right or wrong. Cooking can and should be a creative outlet (unless your baking and then recipes are necessary!).
I always start with our FRB Chuck or Arm roasts. Any time I cook roast, I cook more than one. They reheat well and freeze well if you want to save those leftovers for another day. This recipe is for 1 roast, so if your adding one or two more just layer your spices between them and then proceed as usual. Also, it is based mostly on dry ingredients, however fresh may be substituted anywhere that you have them available to you.
Shredded Beef Tacos
1 (or more) FRB Chuck or arm roast
for each 2-3 lb roast:
2-4 tsp instant minced onion (optional)
2 tsp salt
2-4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp crushed dried red pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried minced garlic or 1-2 cloves fresh garlic
8 oz can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
Place roast in the bottom of your slow cooker, trimming the edges if needed so it will fit. Cover with seasoning. If you have extra roast pieces, save enough seasoning for them and place those on top and finish off with seasoning. If you are cooking more than one roast, make enough seasoning for each roast and layer the seasoning between the roasts. Pour tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes around the roast, trying not to pour it on top. Cook on low for 8-12 hours. The longer the better so that the meat will shred easily. Shred meat with a pair of forks. If cooked long enough, the meat will fall apart without much effort. Use a slotted spoon to make sure you get all the meat. If desired use some of the liquid left in the slow cooker for the meat. Serve as tacos or use in place of taco meat in your favorite casseroles and other dishes!