Mexican Pot Roast

Mexican Pot Roast

shasty 10

"Freezes well. The meat can be used in burritos, tacos, Mexican dishes, and soups."


8 h 25 m servings 213 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 772 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season beef chuck roast with salt and pepper. Cook roast in hot oil until browned entirely, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer browned roast to a slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle onion, chile pepper, hot sauce, taco seasoning, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder over the roast.
  3. Cook on Low until meat is fall-apart tender, 8 to 10 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 51 Ratings


I made two minor changes--I did not have fresh diced green chilies on hand but I did have one 4 ounce can of diced mild green chilies that I used instead. I also used half of a small bottle of F...

We don't ever chop the onions or dice the peppers in this recipe but simply thinly slice them. Then when you shred the meat you have the strands of onions and peppers mixed in with it. Served ...

I make this dish often with the beef chuck roast or boneless pork spare ribs. Since I like to have a filling for tacos as well as a soup, I add 2 cups of beef or chicken stock to the cooker. I a...

Wow. I can't believe no one has commented on the heat (spice) of this recipe. I saw the 1 & 1/4 cup of chilies and the 5 oz of hot sauce and thought, geez, that's got to be hot. Then I looked...

I made this as close to recipe as I could. I used 2.5# beef roast instead of 4#. The rest was done to directions. Gave the next door neighbor some and he liked it too. For a point of reference...

This sounds great, like a barbacoa or similar to machaca.

I love cooking meat in the slow cooker and this looks wonderful except to much hot sauce I would reduce it to half the amount called for.Also meat has gotten so expensive in the last year or two...

I made this yesterday, served it last night. It was wonderful! I read the reviews first, so I did tweak it a bit according to some of the suggestions. I had a smaller roast, so I cut back on the...

I really gave this a single star only because the meat was tender- but all chuck roast cooked in a crock pot is tender. The spicing for this roast had two things wrong with it: first, if prepar...