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Southwestern Beef Tortillas

Beef chuck roast makes a savory filling in satisfying tortillas. Cooked to tender perfection in the slow cooker, the beef is treated to an easy and delicious jalapeno-flavored sauce. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1 tablespoon juice from pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed


  • Place roast and water in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking juices; set aside 1/2 cup. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the tomatoes, green pepper, onion, garlic and bay leaf in oil over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
  • Stir in the ketchup, jalapeno slices and juice, vinegar, salt, garlic salt and reserved cooking juices. Bring to a boil. Stir in shredded beef; heat through. Discard bay leaf. Serve on tortillas.
Nutrition Facts
1 filled tortilla: 425 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 1135mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • paardvrouw
    Oct 3, 2013

    A lot of work for a slow cooker recipe. I don't think it should be catagorized as slow cooker

  • pamdevone
    Oct 24, 2011

    The recipe was good but it need more seasonings and flavor.

  • AVacca08
    Jul 31, 2011

    This recipe was a huge hit! Very flavorful and makes a large batch. I also seasoned it with about 1/2 packet of taco seasoning and it was awesome.

  • MichelleKTrapp
    Mar 17, 2011

    I added 3 Tablespoons of Cumin when cooking down the tomato mixture, it was great!

  • smyz
    Mar 10, 2011

    We used a neck roast instead but this was excellent! Would be great on a bun also.