Easy 5-Ingredient Beef Recipes You Can Make for Dinner

5. 3-Ingredient Shredded Beef Tacos

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Another crockpot recipe that’s easy to prep, these shredded beef tacos from Sweet Little Bluebird call for just three ingredients. While you’ll need to pick up tortillas and whatever taco toppings you prefer, we still think this is a pretty easy meal. You can also use the shredded beef in burritos or enchiladas.


  • 3 pounds lean bottom round roast (you can also substitute chuck or rump roast)
  • 10- to 12-ounce bottle Coca-Cola Classic
  • 2 to 3 finely minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, plus 1 to 2 teaspoons of sauce (a single 7-ounce can of chipotle peppers will be more than enough)

Directions: Finely chop 2 to 3 chipotle peppers (use fewer peppers if you prefer your food less spicy). Pour the Coca-Cola Classic into a measuring cup or bowl, then stir in the chopped chipotle peppers, plus 1 to 2 teaspoons of adobo sauce.

Place the roast in your slow cooker, and then pour the soda and spice mixture over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

When meat is fully cooked and tender, remove it from the slow cooker. Use two forks to shred the beef. Place the beef back in the slow cooker and stir until it is completely combined with the cooking liquid (you’ll want most of the liquid to be absorbed into the meat). Taste the beef, then add salt and additional seasonings if you want.

Use the shredded beef as a filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or quesadillas.

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