Chipotle Mexican pulled beef


February 1, 2016

Chipotle Mexican pulled beef 5 0 5 3
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 20 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: Serves 10+



2 Tbs paprika (smoked would be best)

1 Tbs dried oregano

1 Tsp All Spice

1 Tsp coriander

1 Tsp Cumin

1 Tsp onion powder

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp salt



1.8 kg piece of blade steak (or chuck or brisket) cut into 4 chunks

1 large onion diced

5 garlic cloves chopped

Juice from 2 oranges

Juice from 1 lime

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

2 cups of beef stock

1 dried chipotle chili

Olive oil for browning meat.


1Mix the spice mix together and rub half of it over the 4 chunks of meat.

2Brown meat in pan or slow cooker insert if you can. I did 2 at a time. Remove & repeat with remaining meat.

3Add more oil & quickly brown the onion & garlic. Put the meat back in & cover with the rest of the spice mix & all other ingredients. Meat should almost be covered.

4Add the dried chipotle chili whole so it can be removed later.

5cook it on high for 4 hours then low for 2 hours remove the beef & reduce the sauce to thicken it. Shred the beef using 2 forks & add the thickened sauce & enjoy in any way Mexican that takes your fancy!!! ?????

6I used my large slow cooker that has the insert which you can brown meat on the stove. (Sorry I don't know the exact size!)

7You can use this Mexican beef for anything! We have it as soft tacos.

8You don't have to reduce the sauce if you don't have time, it will still taste amazing!

Submitted by Stacey Swords


8 Reviews


June 20, 2021

Very tasty the meat was so soft, i did thicken the sauce towards the last 20 minutes of cooking i served this on warmed tortilla wraps with fresh corn cut off the cob then pan fried it until just browned then took the pan off the heat.
I diced a red onion, three tomatoes chopped up then added the corn to a bowl & half a lime juiced salt & pepper then stir & serve on the wraps with sour cream.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 12, 2018

Yes 8hrs at least if on low 🙂


September 11, 2018

Hi, can i cook this on low while at work for 8 hours? ta 🙂


August 17, 2017

This was absolutely delish! I used half the spices as I had a smaller brisket and young kids who don’t aren’t fans of anything too spicy and it was lovely – still enough flavour for the adults and not overbearing for the little ones. I did find mine was just about done after the 4 hours on high but my slow cooker might just be hotter than some. I left it on for another hour anyway which did it no harm. Will definitely make this again


March 26, 2017

This was delicious. I did adapt the recipe. I didn’t use the onion or the garlic powder and instead of the chipotle chilli I added chili flakes. This makes it easier to serve to young kids who don’t like the spice.
I served it with torillas, sour cream, cheese, avocado and a corn/capsicum salad.
I love the fact that there was no bottled sauce or any other ‘hiding sugar’ nasty in this very tasty recipe.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 17, 2016

You can 🙂
Some other methods can be found here >> How do I thicken my slow cooker dish


September 16, 2016

To reduce do you just leave the lid off on low?

Mike stoodley

February 6, 2016

Tried this awesome. One of our guests suggested sour cream with the meat – works a treat.

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