The meat in these slow-cooker tacos gets incredibly tender, thanks to plenty of time in the crock pot. The sauce in this dish is smoky and rich from the chiles, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes and beef. Toast the tortillas, if you'd like.

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Source: Everyday Slow Cooker

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place the beef stock in a microwavable bowl, and microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Stir together the chiles, hot beef stock, onion, cumin, tomatoes, and garlic in a 5-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle the steak with the salt and pepper; nestle into the chile mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the beef is tender, about 8 hours.

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  • Transfer the steak to a plate, reserving the chile mixture in the slow cooker; shred the steak with 2 forks. Skim the fat from the surface of the chile mixture, and transfer the chile mixture to a blender. Remove the center piece of the blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure the lid on the blender. Place a clean towel over the opening in the lid (to avoid splatters). Process until smooth. Pour the mixture into a saucepan; cook over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes.

  • Combine 2 cups of the sauce and the shredded beef in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Reserve the remaining sauce for another use. Divide the beef mixture evenly among the tortillas. Top evenly with the cilantro and radishes, and serve with the lime wedges.

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Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, place the beef stock in the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. With the lid off, press SAUTÉ [Normal]; cook until just simmering. Turn off the cooker. Stir in the chiles, onion, cumin, tomatoes, and garlic. Sprinkle the steak with the salt and pepper; nestle into the chile mixture in the pot. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the beef is tender, about 8 hours. Turn off the cooker. In Step 2, return the blended mixture to the inner pot. With the lid off, press SAUTÉ [Normal]; cook, uncovered, until the sauce has thickened, stirring often to prevent scorching. Turn off the cooker. Complete Step 3.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 34g 68% DV; carbohydrates 40g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7g 28% DV; sugars 4g; fat 14g 22% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; sodium 576mg 23% DV.