These chipotle beer braised beef tacos are one of my favorite easy weeknight meals! With just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, the slow cooker does all the work to bring you the most flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth shredded beef for tacos!
This braised beef is incredibly easy to make and requires just a couple ingredients!
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
If you've never bought chipotle's in adobo before, you have no idea what you've been missing!! Chipotle peppers are jalapenos that have been dried and smoked and then packed in a flavorful tomato sauce. They add a spicy, smoky flavor to a variety of dishes! You can find chipotle's in adobo in the international foods aisle at your local grocery store.
I like to use a dark Mexican beer like Modelo Negra or Dos Equis Ambar. But whatever beer you have on hand will work just fine!
The chipotle beer braised beef is slow cooked to perfection in the crockpot and then finished in the oven so you can get those nice crispy edges!
After about 8 hours at low heat, the beef should easily fall apart. At that point, carefully transfer the cooked beef to a large sheet pan. Shred the beef and drizzle with 1 cup of the leftover cooking liquid. Broil the beef of high for 3-5 minutes or until the beef dark brown and crispy on the ends. This step is optional but SO worth it!!
The beef is still super tender and moist, but has crispy, crunchy ends that add so much texture to the tacos!
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Chipotle Beer Braised Beef Tacos
Beer Braised Beef
- homemade sourdough tortillas
- pico de gallo
- Mexican crema or sour cream
- fresh cilantro, chopped
- Add the beef, chipotle peppers (and the sauce they come in), beer, lime juice, brown sugar, and salt to the base of your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours. You'll know the beef is done when it falls apart.
- Carefully transfer the cooked beef to a large sheet pan.
- Shred the beef and drizzle with 1 cup of the leftover cooking liquid.
- Broil the beef of high for 3-5 minutes or until the beef dark brown and crispy on the ends. This step is optional but SO worth it!!
- Serve with tortillas, pico de gallo, sour cream, and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!