This Mexican Style Meat is a favorite recipe of mine, not only for it’s incredible flavor – but because of the multitude of meals that I can build from this one simple crockpot dish.
As a busy mom, I value recipes that save me time in the kitchen and this recipe saves an incredible amount of it. You can cook up a batch in the crockpot & divvy it out for a few meals throughout the week. It also freezes beautifully, so you can have one meal with it this week – and freeze the rest in portions for future meals.
You can do this with any kind of meat – beef, pork, or chicken. In the picture I used a beef chuck roast, and I always decide which kind of meat to use for the meals based on which type is on sale at the time.
And when I say a multitude of meals, that’s really no exaggeration. Here’s what I use it for. (several of these ‘recipes’ are coming this week)
- My Favorite Enchiladas
- 2 Minute Tacos
- Tortilla Soup/Stew
- Taco Chili
- Huevos Rancheros
- Mexican Pizza
- Sandwiches, Melts, and Hoagies
- Tamale Cups
- Taco Salad
- Served on Rice
- Served all by itself
And, I’m sure you could think of several other things than what I use it for. It’s so versatile.
Really, really simple. Seriously. Follow along with me.
Season your meat liberally & sear it well on all sides. You don’t have to use a roast – just equal poundage of the meat you’re using, about 4 pounds worth.
Place the meat in your crockpot.
Add a large onion chopped…
Then add in your 3 (7oz) cans of chopped green chiles, undrained
Now, pour in all your spices, the hot sauce, & a small amount of water. Don’t worry, the hot sauce doesn’t make it overly hot at all. My 2 year old eats this with no problem. It’s all flavor!
Cover, and cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat is tender & falls apart easily. Transfer to a bowl to shred. You can strain some of the juice from of it if you don’t like your meat very ‘wet’. If you’re planning to freeze it for later, don’t strain any juice until you’ve thawed it. The juice maintains the flavor while being frozen. Personally, I never strain my meat – I like it just the way that it is.