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Chipotle Beef
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Chipotle Beef for Tacos

Beef chuck roast is slow cooked in a Dutch oven until tender. Flavored with chipotle chiles in adobo, it makes a wonderful taco filling.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2-3 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (3-pound) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a Dutch oven, stir together ketchup, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, chili powder, salt, and pepper, plus 1 cup of water.
  • Cut beef into 4 equal sized pieces and place in Dutch oven. Turn meat to coat it in the liquid. Place on stove and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once mixture comes to a boil, cover with lid and place in the oven. Bake until beef is tender and can be shredded with 2 forks, about 2 1/2 hours.


Some chuck roasts can take longer than others to get tender. If it is not tender after 2 1/2 hours, cook another 30 minutes.