Slow cooker beef tacos

Kids love this meal and the good news is that it’s easy and delicious. Enjoy!

2-lb boneless chuck roast, cubed

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 6-oz can tomato paste

2 cups beef broth

1 small white onion, chopped

1 8-oz. can tomato sauce

1/4 cup chopped fresh bell pepper

1 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. pepper

flour or corn tortillas

Garnish: cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes

Sprinkle beef with salt.  Cook beef, in batches, in Dutch oven over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until browned on all sides.  Remove beef, reserve drippings in Dutch oven.  Add 1 Tbsp. chili powder to Dutch oven, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute. 

Stir in tomato paste stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups beef broth, return beef to Dutch oven and stir.  

Place beef mixture in slow cooker. Add onion and next 4 ingredients. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours or until beef is tender.  Serve with warm tortillas and garnishes.  

Lori Lesley is the owner of her home-based business Rollin’ the Dough and Casseroles to Go. She can be reached at