Braised Beef Tacos

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If you’re hanging out at home, this is a really easy recipe to prepare.

You don’t need a slow cooker.

You can cook it in a low temperature oven (325 F) for a couple of hours.

At the end you have really tender, shreddable beef that’s perfect for tacos.

You can also eat the broth as a soup or dip the tacos into the broth.

I make something similar with pork that comes out almost like carnitas. It’s my new favorite way to cook low cost cuts of meat! Here’s the recipe=> Carnitas in the oven

Hope you enjoy this low-maintenance recipe and can do more of the stuff you love.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • You throw everything in a pot and 2 hours later you have super tender beef
  • You don’t need any fancy equipment to make it
  • It’s a low cost recipe

Braised Beef Tacos

for 4 people

  • 1 lb. beef chuck
  • 1 small oxtail (optional)
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 small stalk parsley
  • ½ lb. small yukon gold potatoes, halved

Blend: 

  • ½ onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ fresno chile or jalapeño
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup – ¾ cup water

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. 
  2. In a large oven proof pot add all ingredients in the first list, except potatoes. 
  3. Blend the other ingredients. Add just enough water to blend ingredients well. Add to the pot.
  4. Place a lid on it, and place in the oven for 2 hours. Stir halfway though. 
  5. When, 30 minutes are remaining, add the halved potatoes. 
  6. When done, beef should be very shreddable. Serve with tortillas and beans.

Braised Beef Tacos

Make this braised beef recipe when you're doing other chores around the house. In 2 hours you'll have amazing, tender beef for tacos.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. beef chuck
  • 1 small oxtail optional
  • 2 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 small stalk parsley
  • ½ lb. small yukon gold potatoes halved

Blend:

  • ½ onion roughly chopped
  • 2 tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ fresno chile or jalapeño
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup – ¾ cup water

Instructions
 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a large oven proof pot add all ingredients in the first list, except potatoes.
  • Blend the other ingredients. Add just enough water to blend ingredients well. Add to the pot.
  • Place a lid on it, and place in the oven for 2 hours. Stir halfway though.
  • When, 30 minutes are remaining, add the halved potatoes.
  • When done, beef should be very shreddable. Serve with tortillas and beans.
Keyword low cost dinners, slow cooked beef, tacos

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