Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cilantro Lime Shredded Beef Burritos or Tacos

I had a roast and wanted to make tacos so I started throwing things in the slow cooker! We ended up having a crazy day and when dinner rolled around I realized I never got the hard shells made...oops, luckily I had the tortillas so I just made it a burrito instead of a taco....( since I entirely enclosed the filling, it is now a burrito instead of a soft taco LOL.)

1 1/2-2 lb beef roast
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup water
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced(leave the seeds if you want more kick, omit the pepper for less)
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped(reserve 2 TB for a tasty sour cream topping*)
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Taco Shells or Tortillas (gluten free if you like!)

Place beef roast in a slow cooker
Mix remaining ingredients

Pour over roast, set to low and cook 6-8 hours.

Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly.

Then shred the beef with 2 forks.

Return to slow cooker and cook on low another hour or so.
Scoop into taco shells or burritos and top as desired! I used pepper jack, tomatoes, spring mix and some banana peppers with the sour cream topping recipe below

*Sour Cream Topping:
3/4 cup sour cream
2 TB cilantro
1 TB lime juice

Mix all and allow to mingle for at least an hour


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