Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos


This tender Mexican shredded beef is delicious and versatile. Serve in a soft shell taco or tortilla with your favourite salads and a touch of salsa and guac. The perfect slow cooked Mexican feast for any fiesta.

Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos


    • 1.5kg of chuck steak (cut into chunks, fat trimmed) or diced beef
    • 1 tablespoon of cumin
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons of chili powder/paste
    • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder/paste
    • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 2 small white onions, chopped fine
    • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
    • 1 tablespoon of freshly cracked black pepper
    • Tortillas or taco shells
    • lettuce
    • tomato
    • capsicum
    • jalapenos
    • radish
    • coriander
    • guacamole (try our simple recipe)
    • sour cream
    • shredded cheddar cheese


      1. Put the chunks of meat into a stockpot and add cumin, chilli, garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and bay leaves
      2. Cover with water plus about an inch and bring to a boil.
      3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
      4. Add the chopped onion and continue simmering, covered, for an additional hour.
      5. Uncover, stir to begin breaking up meat and continue simmering until liquid begins to reduce and meat fully shreds, about 1 more hour. Let cool.
      1. Add 3 cups of water to the slow cooker and whisk in the cumin, chilli, garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, bay leaves and chopped onion.
      2. Add the meat, cover and let it cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until meat is tender and falling apart.

      Serve in a tortilla and top with fresh chopped lettuce, tomato, capsicum, jalapenos, radish, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese


        Serves: 4

        Ingredients for Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos

        G Grinder Black Pepper 50g

        $3.49 ea

        G Grinder Sea Salt 95g

        $3.49 ea

        Garlic (head)

        $1.12 ea

        Onions White (each)

        $1.17 ea

        Spice & Co (50g) Cumin Ground

        $2.99 ea

        Lettuce Iceberg (whole)

        $1.80 ea

        Tomatoes (each)

        $1.02 ea

        Coriander (bunch)

        $3.49 ea

        Cheddar Real Tasty Shredded 500g

        $6.99 ea

        Avocado Small (each)

        $2.50 ea

        Avocado Large (each)

        $5.00 ea

        Mission - Tortilla Burrito (576g)

        $4.29 ea

        Mission Tortilla 96Pc Fat Free 384g

        $4.29 ea

        Radish Red (bunch)

        $2.99 ea

        Radish White (each)

        $3.49 ea

        Mission - Tortilla Multigrain (384g)

        $4.29 ea

        Beef - Tri Tip Prepacked (700g-1kg) Curious Cuts

        $23.99 ea

        Beef - Chuck Rib Prepacked (550-750g) Curious Cuts

        $17.99 ea

        Himalayan Salt Ground 300g

        $4.99 ea

        Beef - Skirt Steak Prepacked (650-900g) Curious Cuts

        $19.99 ea

        Limes Imperfect Pick Value Range (Each = min 500g)

        $1.00 ea

        Garlic Organic (head)

        $5.60 ea