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Chipotle Shredded Beef

 Chipotle Shredded Beef
“This beef is delicious all rolled up in a tortilla, served with corn salsa and eaten as a burrito.” You could also serve it over rice or mashed potatoes or in buns. Darcy Williams - Omaha, Nebraska
10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce plus 2 teaspoons sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 5 cups cooked brown rice
  • Shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese and reduced-fat sour cream, optional


  • In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over
  • medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until
  • tender. Stir in tomatoes, vinegar, peppers with sauce, garlic, brown
  • sugar, bay leaves and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until thickened.
  • Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add tomato mixture. Cook,

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Chipotle Shredded Beef (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • covered, on low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Discard bay leaves. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from
  • cooking juices. Shred beef with two forks. Return beef and cooking
  • juices to slow cooker; heat through. Serve with rice. If desired,
  • top with cheese and sour cream. Yield: 10 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture and juices in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 345 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.