Chipotle and Onion Shredded Beef

Chipotle and onion shredded beef. An easy and delicious slow cooker recipe from Cookin' Mimi

This recipe came about by accident. I had planned on making a beef version of the filling in my shredded pork burritos but had managed to grab the wrong heat level of diced tomatoes and green chiles.

I had a can of chipotles in adobo on hand for another recipe and decided to use that instead of diced tomatoes and green chiles since I liked the way they tasted in Chipotle Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions.

It turned out great and this will be a base recipe I use for many different dishes. I’ve got a couple on new recipes utilizing the chipotle and onion shredded beef coming up pretty soon.


Chipotle and Onion Shredded Beef

Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi


  • 2 to 3 pound chuck roast
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 or 2 Tablespoons diced chipotles in adobo, seeded if desired
  • 1 cup beef broth, low sodium is preferred
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • To taste salt
  • To taste pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Sprinkle both sides of the roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Place seasoned roast in the liner of a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker and top with onions.
  3. Mix together the chipotles in adobo, beef broth and garlic.
  4. Pour over roast.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until fork tender. Shred and serve as desired using juices if needed.

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  1. lovebakesgoodcakes says

    Sometimes kitchen mistakes can lead to some great recipes! This looks like one of those times 🙂

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