Chipotle Shredded Beef
Total TimePrep: 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, 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.
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.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup cooked rice (calculated without optional ingredients): 345 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.
Jan 31, 2019
Delicious! My husband and I both enjoyed immensely. We have the beef rolled up in tortillas with all the fixings.
Apr 9, 2018
Delicious meal. Just a note to "nopalito" - bay leaves are not to be ingested. Just put them in whole and then remove before serving.
Oct 4, 2017
Have been making a close version of this for 40 years, just no cinnamon. However, put all the sauce ingredients in a blender, including the bay leaves, and process to liquid form, then strain. Pour the sauce over the meat and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. You can use the leftover sauce, if any, to perk up your chili, over mashed or baked spuds, really good as a side for fried eggs, mixed in when you form hamburger patties, just let your imagination guide you. Enjoy!
Sep 29, 2017
Very good ... and different from the norm! It was spicy, but not too spicy. I might do a little less cinnamon next time. Served over brown rice. Will definitely make again.
Apr 3, 2016
Excellent! I skipped the sugar so I could eat this on my Whole 30 diet and only added 2 TBsp of the Adobe sauce. I would recommend adding to taste and just not dumping in the can of Adobe sauce. This has the seeds and all in it so it's very hot. I slow cooked it for six hours and it was scrumptious, moist, and had a little "kick to it". I'll be making this again.
Feb 19, 2015
Absolutely delicious. There was plenty left over to use for quesadillas the next night. I added some diced green chilies to the dish. Great meal for a crowd.
Jan 30, 2015
Very tasty dish. I used one can 14 oz can of diced tomatoes & one can of Rotel, & we ate it on tacos. Since it made so much, we had plenty left to freeze. Looking forward to pulling those out one busy weeknight!
Jan 27, 2015
This had beautiful flavor. Would definitely make this again.
Jan 22, 2015
Mmmm! So tasty! The slight changes I made were to use garlic powder and smoked paprika because that's what I had. Turned out really good over rice. The next day I had it on a flour tortilla with lettuce - so good! That's how I'll serve it next time.
Sep 7, 2014
This is so easy to prepare and so delicious!