Crossing the Divide

I love my slow cooker. As a working man with a working wife, it is so nice to come home to a meal that is already done and doesn’t need much work. Unfortunately, many of the meals seem the same. Tender meat (chicken, beef, pork) in some kind of sauce and generally with some vegetables that have been cooked soft. Lots of good dishes with good flavors, but sometimes you want something that just tastes a little fresh.

Green Chile Beef Tacos

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This takes the best of both worlds and crosses the divide.

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A hunk of beef, some green salsa and typical taco ingredients.

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Beef, broth and salsa in the slow cooker.

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Yes, I liberally use jalapeƱos!

Green Chile Beef Tacos

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 4 hr | Servings: 6 (Scaled) | Difficulty: Easy


2 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
1/2 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
1/2 (16 ounce) jar green salsa
1 cups beef broth, or more if needed
taco toppings


1. Lay the chuck roast into the bottom of a slow cooker with a tight-fitting lid. Sprinkle the taco seasoning mix over the beef. Pour the green salsa over the beef, followed by the beef broth.

2. Cook on Low for 4 hours. Add more beef broth if needed. Remove the beef from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return the shredded beef to the slow cooker; mix with the liquid. Serve hot.

Nutritional Info: NutritionAmount Per Serving (12 total) Calories 298 cal 15% Fat 19.8 g 30% Carbs 4.2 g 1% Protein 23.1 g 46% Cholesterol 82 mg 27% Sodium 477 mg 19% See More Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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Categories: Beef 2, Cheese3, kosher, Lunch3, Main Dish 3, Mexican, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Crossing the Divide”

  1. March 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    You might have had a better experience, whenever I use the slow cooker things turn “mushy” and kinda lose their texture quick! šŸ˜¦ – Love what you made though, thanks for sharing.


  2. May 28, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    What a great, simple recipe – I too love my slow cooker and love how it fills the house with tantalizing aromas! Will be trying this!


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