When I was grocery shopping this weekend, I had a craving for some red meat. I remembered recently coming across a recipe for shredded taco beef on my favorite food blog (Budget Bytes), so I went ahead and picked up a roast so I could try it out.
I forgot to take a picture of it when it was whole, so this label shot will have to do. :)
I cut the roast into about 12 pieces, about 2 inch cubes each. (Sorry, no picture.)
Then, I mixed together these spices, along with salt and 6 cloves of garlic.
I put the meat pieces, spices, and garlic in a gallon ziplock bag, and shook to coat.
Then, I transferred the meat to my crockpot, and covered with tomato juice. You could use water, but I like to add flavor wherever I can!
The tomato juice I used is some really nice stuff that my father-in-law canned and gave us. It is a yellowish-orange color because of the kinds of tomatoes they use. It also is pretty spicy on its own, but I'm not sure what exactly is in it. All I know is, it is delicious! (I usually just drink it - this is the first time cooking with it.) I'm sure you could use V8 or some other tomato juice in its place. Or, a can of diced tomatoes would work well too.
Side note: can you spot my reflection in the crockpot?
I shredded it up with forks, and it then looked like this:
We ate 2 burritos for dinner using the meat, and I made 9 additional burritos. (Post on that to come soon!)
Even after making all those burritos, I was still left with quite a bit meat and juice. Haven't decided yet if I want to just freeze it on its own, or incorporate it into another meal this week.
I already have the week's meals planned, so it will probably be making its way to the freezer. Unless anyone else has any ideas?
- Beef round bottom roast
- Chili Powder
- Crushed Red Pepper
- Ground Cumin
- Ground Cayenne Pepper
- Garlic Cloves
- Tomato Juice