For these Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Beef Tacos, meat cooks all day in an awesome tomatillo salsa, then shredded, and topped with ripe avocado and tangy lime juice. So good!
My trial and error with slow cooker recipes continues. I’ve made so many now that are just…disappointing. Bland. Some are even down right awful.
Which means if I’m sharing a slow cooker recipe, we must have loved it. And we did! These Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Beef Tacos have it all going on.
No cream of soup. No soggy vegetables. Just juicy and delicious meat that’s been soaking in an incredible bath of flavor for eight hours. Awesome meal to come home to after a long day at work!
If you have a preference toward enchiladas, this beef can be put to great use in my Salsa Verde Shredded Beef Enchiladas, too!
And definitely check out my Salsa Verde Chicken Bake, which only requires a few pantry ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and one pan! Perfect for busy weeknights.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Beef Tacos
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast , trimmed of excess fat
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 16 ounce jar salsa verde
- 1 medium sweet onion , sliced thin
- 3 cloves garlic , smashed
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 16 whole high quality corn tortillas , warmed
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 medium ripe avocado , diced
- 2 small limes , quartered
- Coat a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high. Season the beef with the cumin, salt, and pepper. Add to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, per side, to a nice golden brown.
- Transfer meat to the slow cooker; add the salsa, onion, and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Shred the meat with 2 forks and stir with the liquid.
- Using tongs or a slotted spoon, place some of the meat in each tortilla, topped with some sour cream, avocado, and a sprinkle of cilantro and lime juice.
Reader Questions and Reviews
I just put a smoked beef roast in the crockpot about 30 minutes ago. I love this recipe! I have done this recipe many times now and it never disappoints! Taco Tuesday time!
can you use another cut of beef that is less expensive. chuck roast used to be inexpensive but not anymore at least where I live. I can’t wait to try these out. Thank you
Hi Doris! The only other suitable cuts of beef for this are brisket or rump roast, but I don’t think either of those are less expensive :(
Can the meat be frozen?
Can this be converted to an instant pot recipe?
Doesn’t an IP also have slow cooker capabilities? I don’t have one, so not sure.
Can one use a Le Crueset Dutch Oven to roast the meat?
These were so fantastic and I’m glad I finally got around to making this recipe. Thank you for a wonderful meal Amy!!
I knew you’d love them!
Made these for my taco Tuesday. My son and husband ate in a burrito with beans, rice and cheese and I ate in tacos as suggested. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed! So easy, but very delicious!
So happy to hear it, Yvette!
Made this over the weekend. I added shredded cabbage to our tacos for a little added crunch, but otherwise didn’t change anything. It was so delicious. Thanks for a great crockpot recipe!
Made these for dinner tonight and they were FANTASTIC! Definitely filing in my go-to folder. And if that’s an ugly photo then I need new glasses!
Love, love, love this recipe and flavor combo! And also, I don’t know what you’re talking about with these photos. Brown food tastes good! (insert Ann Burrell voice here) <3
What are you talking about?! These look pretty great to me…and I don’t even eat beef, so….
Who wants “pretty” tacos. . I don’t .. I want messy, juicy, delicious, you-start-salivating-when-looking-at-them tacos .. and that’s what you’ve done here!! These look great!!! uh, delicious!!!
Well, whether you think they are pretty or not (I think they are!), as soon as I saw them, I wanted them in my belly RIGHT AWAY. Definitely going to make these — they look WOW.
This is the 2nd time today I’ve heard “Don’t let perfect get in the way of good” so I’m going to take it as a sign.
These look amazing! Salsa verde is my favorite so I know I’d love these.
looks yummmmy! i wanna make it tomorrow :0)
Gosh Amy, I think the pictures are great. Great enough for me to want this right now. So I say job well done!
Let’s be honest. Some food just does not photograph well. Poutine, for example. Yet that does not detract from their YUMMINESS!
I want this for dinner. And the photos look REALLY good. Hush. ;)
These tacos look delicious! Your pictures are fantastic, they are making me drool!!!
Tacos are SO HARD for me to photograph. These look great Amy! They make me want to eat it, and that’s the goal here, right? :)
i think they look incredible. any excuse to use my crockpot!
You’re crazy – they sure look great to me. I’m making these on Friday!