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Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

NUTRITION

Makes 8 servings. Per Serving:
656

Calories

48.5g

Fat

1.4g

Carbs

50.2g

Protein

INGREDIENTS

 

– 3 1/2 pounds pastured beef short ribs or beef shank
– 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon pepper
– 2 teaspoons ground cumin
– 2 teaspoons ground coriander
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 cup cilantro stems, coarsley chopped
– Optional: 4 cloves of garlic (crushed), 1 teaspoon chipotle powder and 2 teaspoons paprika

DIRECTIONS

 

1. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients.

2. Add short ribs to slow cooker and lightly coat each piece in the spice mix.

3. Sprinkle cilantro stems and optional garlic over the ribs. Carefully add water without rinsing spices off the meat.

4. Cook on low for 6-7 hours, or until it is falling apart. Check the meat at 6 hours and cook longer if it is not tender enough.

5. If desired, drain cooking liquid into a small saucepan and reduce for 10-15 minutes over medium heat.

6. Return liquid to the crock pot. Using two forks, pull the meat apart and shred the beef.

7. Serve hot with guacamole, silverbeet leaves as a taco, roasted pumpkin, cucumbers, green beans and fresh cilantro.

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