Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos


Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos

We are enjoying the last day of our 3 day weekend today.  My husband and son are both off for Presidents Day.  Today we are meeting up with a friend from high school.  She is in Denver with her husband, so we get to hang out this afternoon.  We haven’t seen them since their wedding, 7 years ago, so it should be a fun day!  I didn’t think about it until now, but I think I better bake up something for them to bring back with them.  What kind of blogger would I be to not send treats with my guests?!

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos

Everywhere I look right now it seems that everyone is getting snow.  Schools are closed again in areas of the country for snow.  These are the times that I like to use my slow cooker the most.  If I have to be out shoveling multiple times a day, I don’t want to have to think about dinner as well.  So having it ready for me is so nice.  This slow cooker chipolte beef is so versatile as well.  The recipe makes a lot, which is really nice for a busy week.  The first night you can have the beef over some mashed potatoes, and then use some of the leftovers to make these tacos.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos

This slow cooker beef is slightly sweet, smokey, with just a hint of heat in the background.  It works perfectly for these tacos, because all you have to do is add a couple toppings and you are done.  Your family will never realize they are eating the same beef from the night before.  The sauce that you cook the beef in, is so easy to put together.  Just a few ingredients and you are done.  Let it cook all day, and you have dinner waiting for you for at least 2 nights! I have another recipe coming next week using the leftovers in another fun way.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos

Yields 10

Sweet, smokey, and spicy shredded beef is perfect for tacos

10 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 10 Total Time

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    Slow cooker Chipotle-Maple Beef
  • 3 chiles from a can of chipotle in adobo
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbls tomato paste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 4-5 pound boneless chuck roast
  • Tacos
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Diced Avocado
  • Diced Tomato
  • Other desired toppings


  1. In a blender or small food processor puree all of the ingredients for the roast (except the chuck roast).
  2. Place chuck roast in the slow cooker. Pour sauce over the top, turning to coat. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove and shred using 2 forks. Place back in the liquid.
  4. Heat corn tortillas. Fill tortillas with a little shredded beef, and top with desired toppings.


Recipe from Everyday with Rachael Ray
Option - Beef is great served over mashed potatoes for night 1, and then use leftovers for these tacos



  1. I LOVE slow cooker meals too..we’re making osso bucco tonight in the crock pot! Have fun with your friends :)

  2. This looks delicious and the beef looks sooo tender! The maple syrup is a unique touch; I’m definitely going to try this!

  3. I love recipes that can make two different meals! Love the hint of maple syrup!

  4. Yum! These look so good, I’m totally putting this one on the menu! Pinned! :)

  5. I love beef tacos, but I haven’t tried it with avocado. This must be very delicious.

  6. This looks delicious.

  7. You had me at chipotle, love these tacos!

  8. I googled “Easy dinner for company” and when this came up I knew right away to look no further!!! I made it for last night and let me tell you-it was a HUGE hit!!! Our friends talked about it the whole time we were eating and they all want the recipe! It was SO easy to make. I made a yummy black bean side dish to go with it. Thank you so so much for sharing this delicious dinner!

  9. is this really spicy, my husband won’t eat if it’s to spicy!!

    • Hardly any spice at all! I have an 8 year old who does not like spice, and he loved these. You could leave out the chiptole in adobo if you are still concerned. Hope you enjoy!

  10. Slow cookers are such great time savers! Love how easily it comes together and the flavors sound amazing!


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