Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos

Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos

And easy and flavorful shredded beef taco recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes


  • 2-3 pound tri-tip roast
  • 2 -3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce seeded, veins removed and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce from the can of peppers
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped
  • 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes undrained
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Season the roast with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large dutch oven heat the oil over medium heat and brown the roast on all sides. Transfer the chuck roast to a plate and set aside. Add the onion to the pan and saute until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Season the onion and garlic with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes. Nestle the roast down into the tomatoes, onions and garlic mixture, then top with remaining ingredients.
  4. Spoon a little of the tomato mixture on top of roast.
  5. Cover the pan and cook 2.5 or 3 hours. Until meat is tender.
  6. Remove the meat from the pan and shred with a fork when cool enough to handle.
  7. Return the shredded meat back to the cooking liquid and stir to coat.
  8. Serve the meat into heated corn tortillas or purchased taco shell with all your favorite taco toppings.