Slow cooker spicy pulled beef

    6 hours 15 min

    The coffee in this pulled beef recipe adds a hint of smokiness and also helps to tenderise the meat as it cooks. Serve the pulled beef in warm tortilla wraps with your favourite taco toppings.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 large onion, sliced into thin rings
    • 1.4kg boneless beef roasting joint, trimmed
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes with chillies
    • 400ml beef stock
    • 250ml cold coffee
    • 120g diced green chillies from a jar
    • 2 fresh jalapeno chilli peppers, sliced (optional)
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr15min 

    1. Layer half the onion rings in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place beef on top of onions.
    2. Pour chopped tomatoes, beef stock and coffee into the cooker over the roast; stir in diced green chillies, jalapeno peppers, garlic, chilli powder, cumin, salt and black pepper. Spread remaining onion rings over the mixture.
    3. Cover the cooker and cook on Low until beef is very tender, 6 to 10 hours.
    4. Transfer beef to a deep bowl and shred meat with two forks. Return shredded beef to sauce. Remove onions and serve on top of the beef in tortillas.

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    Made this exactly as the recipe says and it was quite flavorful but the volume of liquid was too much so it was kind of soupy and had to be strained to get to the tasty morsels. I'll definitely make this again but will cut back on either the liquid from the tomatoes or the beef broth just a tad. Yummmm!  -  03 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was wonderful. I placed everything in my slow cooker the night before. I didn't have beef broth so I just added chicken broth. I did add a little extra chili powder and only used one jalapeno pepper. All I can say is yum!  -  17 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Add sweet baby ray's bbq sauce at the end or on the side for sandwiches  -  01 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)