Tex-Mex Shredded Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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Tex-Mex Shredded Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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Slow cooker meals, like this shredded beef sandwich, are my favorite kind because after I combine a few ingredients and let them cook there is time for me to do my own thing. Plus, I have a hearty, satisfying and enticing meal when I come home!—Katherine White, Clemmons, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 onion rolls, split
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 573 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 955mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 47g protein


  1. Cut roast in half; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with chili seasoning. Pour barbecue sauce over top. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Return meat to slow cooker; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup meat mixture on each roll bottom; top with cheese. Replace tops. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tex-Mex Shredded Beef Sandwiches in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2013, p80

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"Very good! Probably would be good with toasted bun & a slice of co-jack or baby Swiss on top."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"Good for dinner or lunch, I warmed up the. Buns and slightly melted the cheese."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Perfect recipe. My family loves it"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"Delish!! Very easy and had lots of taste. Might use a better grade of meat next time though. The chuck roast I bought was very fatty."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"These were awesome. Word of advice... do NOT use some cheap knock off store brand chili mix envelope. Made one batch with and one with real deal... real deal, much more flavor."

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