Chipotle Beef Taco Recipe

My friend Tracy – author of “Slow Cooking Recipes For Busy Mom” is sharing a great new crockpot recipe with us today. Here she is.

I recently started homeschooling my children. There’s been a bit of a learning curve to it and it has taken some time to get set up to run smoothly. Since my focus was elsewhere during this time I didn’t have time to prepare full course dinners for my family.

Dinner time around our house is a time for the family to share what’s going on in our day and visit while we enjoy a home cooked meal. But with time being an issue I’ve begun using my slow cooker much more often.

Using the slow cooker is helpful to me because I can plan dinner the night before, making sure I have all ingredients for my recipe, and in the morning add the ingredients to the slow cooker. While I’m going about my day fulfilling my task list, dinner is basically preparing itself.

Here’s a recipe that goes over well with my family:

Chipotle Beef Tacos
Recipe Type: Crockpot
Author: Tracy Roberts
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Cook time:
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Serves: 6
  • 3 lbs. beef chuck roast, trimmed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5-6 canned chipotles in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • Sour cream*
  • Lettuce*
  • Tomatoes, diced*
  • Pickled jalapenos*
  • Hot sauce*
  • Lime wedges*
  1. [img src=”×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”300″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-23454″]Add beef, onion, garlic, chipotles, oregano, bay leaves, and to slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. About 10 minutes before serving, toast the tortillas (one at a time) on a cast iron pan or directly over a low gas flame, moving and turning using tongs. Keep warm in a clean kitchen towel until ready to serve.
  4. Transfer the beef to a medium sized serving bowl and shred, using 2 forks.
  5. Fill the tortillas with the beef and garnish with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos hot sauce or lime wedges.
  6. * Optional Ingredients


On warming the tortillas, if you prefer not to toast them, you can wrap them in foil and bake until warm, 5 to 10 minutes. If you’re in a hurry this could save you a few minutes and free up your hands for something else.

If you prefer flour tortillas you can substitute them as well. Sometimes I find it hard to find the taco sized flour shells so you can use the larger burrito sized shells and just cut them in half. Or better yet make chipotle burritos!

Busy moms need all the help they can get caring for their family so I’ve come up with a new ebook called Slow Cooking Recipes for the Busy Mom: Quick & Easy Stress-Free Meal Options. This is full of 28 mouthwatering slow cooker recipes along with 4 weekly grocery shopping lists to help you save time shopping as well.

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