Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos

Add these Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos to your next Taco Tuesday menu ASAP! Tender chipotle braised beef (made in the slow cooker!) plus all of your favorite taco fixings. The best part? This recipe is totally customizable and can be made Whole30-compliant or Paleo in a sinch! 

Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos

Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos. Your Taco Tuesday just got a major upgrade, my friend. 

Tender chipotle braised beef (made in the slow cooker!) plus all of your favorite taco fixins equals instant taco magic and we could all use a little more of that. 

Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos

We make this recipe for chipotle braised beef at least once a month and never get tired of it. One of the reasons for that is because the beef is so versatile.

You can use it in more traditional tacos, like the pictures in this post, or in lettuce wrap tacos, burrito bowls, salads, or even on its own with a side of rice and beans. If you're looking to keep your weekly meal prep interesting and easy, making a recipe that you can use multiple times and in multiple ways is a huge help. It will help keep things interesting so you won't get tired of your food! Let's get rid of boring meal prep forever!

Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos

Long story short, make this chipotle braised beef, make yourself some delicious tacos, and rock your Taco Tuesday! 

Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos

Chipotle Braised Beef Tacos


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 2.5lb - 3lb beef chuck roast

  • 1 medium white onion, sliced

  • 1 - 15oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp sea salt + more to taste

  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/3 cup beef broth

  • 1 tbsp cumin

  • 1/2 tbsp chipotle powder

  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat (I love using cast iron!)

  2. Sprinkle 1/2 tbsp of sea salt over one side of the chuck roast. When the pan is hot, add the coconut oil and swirl it around the skillet to coat the pan. Add in the chuck roast, salted side down, and sear for 7-8 minutes. While the meat is cooking, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tbsp of salt on the other side. Flip the chuck roast and sear the other side for 7-8 minutes. Remove the meat from the pan and place it in a slow cooker.

  3. Lower the heat under the skillet to medium and add in the sliced onion and apple cider vinegar to the pan. Cook the onions and vinegar for 1-2 minutes and then pour them over beef.

  4. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours or 6-8 hours until the beef is tender and shreddable. Shred the beef with two forks and use it to make the best tacos, burrito bowls, or lettuce wraps you have EVER had!