Wednesday, October 21, 2009


2 - 1/2 pounds boned beef chuck
1 can ( 14 -1/2 oz. ) chopped tomatoes
1 can ( 7 oz. ) chipotle sauce, or 7 ounces salsa
1 can ( 4 oz. ) diced jalapeno, drained
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons ground dried New Mexico chile or regular chili powder
1 tablespoon honey
2 - 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups beef broth

Rinse beef and trim off excess fat. Put in a slow-cooker (at least 5 qt.). Add tomatoes (with juice), chipotle sauce or salsa, jalapeƱos, onion, garlic, ground chile, honey, salt, and cumin; pour broth over the top.

Cover and cook on low until beef is very tender when pierced, 8 to 10 hours. If desired, remove lid for last 30 minutes to allow sauce to reduce and thicken.

With a heavy fork, transfer meat to a rimmed board or plate. Shred with two forks. Ladle out half the sauce and reserve (see notes). Return shredded beef to the remaining sauce in slow-cooker, cover, and let warm. Serve in sandwiches.

Notes: A little like a Mexican sloppy Joe, this juicy dish is best sandwiched in crusty French rolls and topped with shredded cabbage, red onion, sliced tomato, cilantro, and sour cream. Save extra sauce to top Mexican rice or cooked pinto beans.

Yields: 6 to 8 servings


  1. I will definitely be trying this one. This is something my husband would really like. It sounds spicy and delicious.

  2. This sounds great. My husband and sons would definately love this! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is my first CCW and I've found so many scrumptious recipes. Yours is wonderful. I can't wait to try it.

  4. I love anything spicy! The hotter the better - great recipe!

  5. This sounds so yummy! I will have to try it soon!
    God bless,

  6. This is one of those meals my husband would love. Thank you.


  7. Sounds interesting and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This really does sound fabulous. My guys would really enjoy this.

  9. Hi Geri! So nice to meet you!! Thank you for stopping by for a visit & leaving a comment!That was so nice of you! I'm excited to have you as a follower! I signed up to follow you as well! This recipe looks like a great one! My hubby loves spicey so I will definitely try this! I'll be sure to come back & visit again! I still need to browse all of your great recipes here! & I would love to see your recipe for Posole! Thanks so much Geri! ~ Blessings ~ Teresa

  10. Oh that sounds so good!!! love spicy!!!!

  11. Geri-I'm updating my recipe to say it is the small box of pudding. I think it is 3.4 oz, I don't have one here to check. Thanks for pointing that out to me. Sue

  12. Oh, wow, this sounds so delicious. I would love to smell it cooking all day.

  13. Totally agree. This sounds great!

    Come over and share a fav dessert recipe with us!!

  14. My husband doesn't eat red meat so I don't cook it but this looks great. I bet it would work well with pork.

    Thanks so much for linking to Slightly Indulgent Mondays!

    Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-free

  15. Mmmmm yum. I could so go for this right now. I sorta missed dinner working the book fair :) Out of curiosity, what is the other half reserved for? I missed the notes.

  16. My family would love this dish, have try soon.
    Thanks for sharing, blessings to you dear friend !

  17. Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. YummO! Sounds so good - Thank you for sharing this - I am going to try this to use for a Chimichanga recipe. My hubby will LOVE it!

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit - it is nice to meet you and I look forward to reading more of your blog

  19. It sounds delicious! My husband and I will enjoy this tremendously! Thank you!

  20. Yummo, I will have to try this. Thanks for leaving notes on my blog. It reminds that I'm not the only one reading it. :)

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I cannot wait to try it!