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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Broadhead

Beef Carnitas




Adapted from One Lovely Life


These flavorful beef dish pairs well with quinoa, over a bed of mixed greens, or a with your favorite grain-free tortilla. It's both tasty and versatile.


Prep time: 20 mins

"Cook" time: 3-8 hrs

Serves: 8


Here's everything you'll need:

  • 2-3 lbs beef chuck roast

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1 green pepper, sliced

  • 1 red pepper, sliced

  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles (don't drain)


Here's how to do it:

  1. If desired, brown your beef roast in a pan or Dutch oven. Heat a small drizzle of oil over medium heat. Add the beef roast and cook 5-7 minutes per side, or until it's very browned and crisped.

  2. Place roast in the slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Sprinkle spice mixture over the roast. Add onion, bell peppers, and green chiles over the roast.

  3. Cook on HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 7-8 hours, or until beef is pull-apart tender. You should be able to easily shred it.

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