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Lime Teriyaki Shredded Beef Tacos (Slow Cooker)

Lime Teriyaki Shredded Beef Tacos are an easy and delicious anytime family dinner made with moist, juicy, and flavorful Slow Cooked Shredded Beef.
The perfect balance of sweet and salty, and so juicy, this shredded beef tastes perfect in not just in these shredded beef tacos, but also on salads, quesadillas, and sandwiches.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 692kcal


For the Lime Teriyaki Shredded Beef

  • 3 tsp Spanish paprika
  • 2 tsp Chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce homemade or store-bought

For the Tacos

  • 24 small flour or corn tortillas
  • 2 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 large white onion diced
  • Pickled red onion
  • sesame seeds to garnish
  • Avocado for serving
  • Lime wedges for serving


For the Lime Teriyaki Shredded Beef

  • In a small bowl combine the paprika, chipotle powder, thyme, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Set aside. In a separate bowl whisk together the sugar, lime juice and zest, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.
  • Add the chuck roast to your slow cooker and massage both sides with the dry rub, making sure to get in between any folds of the meat. Add the lime juice mixture, beef broth, and bay leaves to the slow cooker. Set slow cooker to high and cook for at least 5-6 hours.
  • After the beef is fully cooked, remove meat from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Transfer back to the slow cooker and add 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce. Mix well to combine. Switch slow cooker to low and continue to cook until ready to serve.

For the Tacos

  • Prepare tacos by placing a large spoonful of shredded beef onto each tortilla. Garnish with shredded green cabbage, white onion, pickled red onion, sesame seeds, and sliced avocado. Enjoy!


Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 2005mg | Potassium: 1136mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 7.1mg
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