Rating: 3.62 stars
288 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 112
  • 3 star values: 79
  • 2 star values: 28
  • 1 star values: 11

Beef simmered with garlic and peppers in a thick tomato sauce makes for a warm and satisfying dinner. A slow cooker turns a less expensive cut of meat into a flavorful stew. Serve it in flour tortillas or spoon over rice.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Season beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over high. In 2 batches, cook beef until browned on all sides, 5 minutes per batch (add 2 teaspoons more oil for second batch). Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

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  • In same skillet, cook 2 teaspoons oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic over medium, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until vegetables are tender, 5 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder, oregano, and flour and cook 1 minute. Slowly pour broth into skillet, stirring until liquid is smooth. Simmer 2 minutes, then transfer mixture to slow cooker, along with tomatoes and bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high 6 hours. Serve in tortillas with cheese and cilantro.

Reviews (15)

288 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 112
  • 3 star values: 79
  • 2 star values: 28
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2019
1. I've made this many, many times. I love all the flavors. We eat it over rice or with tortillas. 2. Yes there is a lot of juice. I skip the broth and flour. The flour doesn't do enough to thicken it up and you are just adding carbs for no reason. The meat makes plenty of juice. 3. I've followed the directions and browned and sauted everything and I've also just thrown it all in the crock pot and let it go. Honestly it tastes the same. That's why I love crock pots!
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2018
I used Gardein Homestyle beefless tips to make this recipe vegetarian. Thumbs up from the family,
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2015
I found this recipe in a desperate attempt to do something with the roast in our freezer in time for (surprise!) dinner guests. Everyone really liked it. It did have a lot of juice, almost more like a stew than a taco filling. We used Mexican oregano instead of usual, since we had it on hand. Also used potato flour instead of wheat flour for less gluten and more authentic Southwest; it was good!
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2015
My husband is very Mexican and I can never make any Mexican dish to satisfy him. This is probably one of the first meals he has liked. Thank you Martha.
Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2014
Pleasantly surprised by this! To avoid browning anything I set slow cooker to high while empty. Instead of broth added veggie BetterthanBuillon (Costco). 2t of that + 1.5C water first to go in. Next smashed garlic + half can tomato paste instead of diced. Then added all herbs & spices. Instead of chili used chipotle & instead of flour used 2t cornstarch. Let that sit unmixed while chopped veggies. Mixed into thin paste before adding onions & 1 lb frozen stew meat w/ salt then diced bell peppers.
Rating: Unrated
05/10/2014
I like this recipe however I agree too much sauce. I forgot the chicken broth one time and it turned out more like the picture and just perfect. I also used more jalapenos!
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Rating: Unrated
01/11/2014
Great slow-cooker recipe. Good flavors, but may leave in jalapeno seeds next time. Served in flour tortillas with shredded sharp cheese, sour cream & salsa. Half recipe great for 2 people with leftovers.
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
I like extra spice, so I was generous on the seasoning and added an extra half jalapeño to kick it up a notch. Nothing wrong with the original recipe though, it worked beautifully! Delicious tacos I will definitely make again.
Rating: Unrated
02/12/2013
This one was great, it had too much liquid to serve as tacos, so I mixed up some corn starch to thicken and it made a great stew on a cold snowy night. Fried up some corn tortilla strips and topped with cheese. Will make this one again, but may use pork instead of beef, think it would be good with either.
Rating: Unrated
06/15/2011
Seriously, the best tacos ever!
Rating: Unrated
03/14/2011
This was super easy. I didn't follow the exact measurements on the spices/salt, just added what I thought would be right and adjusted before I turned the slow cooker on. I think it was very flavorful
Rating: Unrated
03/14/2011
This was super easy. I didn't follow the exact measurements on the spices/salt, just added what I thought would be right and adjusted before I turned the slow cooker on. I think it was very flavorful
Rating: Unrated
02/13/2011
Recipe needs some tweaking- it lacked heat and any notable flavor. There was a lot of sauce, and I used just over 3 pounds of stew meat. I would suggest maybe adding some corn/vegetable to the pot near the end. Rather than tacos, I think serving over rice would be a good option to soak up the sauce. The sauce was the most flavorful part of the dish, though still needed salt. I used avocados as a garnish as well as shredded cheese.
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2011
oh I feel so bad saying htat it was too mushy, anyone out there who made it can you tell me if yours was somewhat muchy? It's nothing like the picture! I followed the recipe to the T, and nothing. I had to take out lot of the very thick sauce? did that happen to anyone? It was more like stew. Maybe it was all that flour that goes into it. can someone respond back, and let me know if there's came out like thick stew?
Rating: Unrated
02/01/2011
My family really enjoyed this new take on the traditional taco. I love that it is a crock-pot meal with easy prep. The meal wasn't overly spicy but I felt that it was lacking a little something. Some lime, perhaps? My husband thought that this would go well on top of some refried beans, topped with cheese, and served with some tortilla chips--a great Super Bowl snack. I would have to agree.