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Mexican Shredded Beef Wraps Recipe
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Mexican Shredded Beef Wraps Recipe

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I first served this go-to beef slow cooker recipe following my son's baptism. I made a double batch and fed a crowd of 20!—Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 flour or whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • Optional toppings: torn romaine, chopped tomatoes and sliced avocado

Nutritional Facts

1 wrap (calculated without optional toppings) equals 428 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 696 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch.

Directions

  1. Place onion, jalapeno and garlic in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper; place over vegetables. In a small bowl, mix tomato sauce, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and cayenne; pour over roast.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Serve beef on tortillas with toppings of your choice. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Mexican Shredded Beef Wraps in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p70

Nutritional Facts

1 wrap (calculated without optional toppings) equals 428 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 696 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch.

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