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Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Creamy Poblano Sauce

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With just a little prep time, these beef tacos will be waiting for you at the end of the day. Cooked in a slow cooker, they are the ultimate no-fuss meal. Just before serving, a creamy poblano sauce is made to serve over the tacos.

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  • Servings: 16 servings, 1 taco per serving


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  • Step 1 of 9

    PLACE beef, broth, onion, 2 jalapeños, 1 poblano chile (charred skin removed), bay leaf, oregano, garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons bouillon and 1/2 cup evaporated milk in a 5-quart slow cooker.

  • Step 2 of 9

    COVER; cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

  • Step 3 of 9

    BOIL 3 cups water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add remaining jalapeño; cook for 25 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup cooking water and jalapeño (discard rest of the water).

  • Step 4 of 9

    PLACE boiled jalapeño, remaining 1 ½ teaspoons bouillon, remaining poblano chile (half of charred skin removed), remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk, avocados and reserved 1/4 cup water in a blender or food processor; cover. Blend until creamy. Transfer to a bowl for serving.

  • Step 5 of 9

    SHRED beef in a large bowl; chop up onion into the same bowl. Mix together.

  • Step 6 of 9

    POUR 1/2 cup broth from slow cooker over shredded beef. Discard all other contents in the slow cooker.

  • Step 7 of 9

    WARM corn tortillas over an open flame. Fill the tortillas with 1/3 cup of shredded beef.

  • Step 8 of 9

    TOP each taco with 2 tablespoons creamy poblano sauce.

  • Step 9 of 9

    TIP: To add deeper flavor, brown the meat in a skillet before adding to the slow cooker. Just heat up a small amount of oil in a large skillet and sear the meat before adding to the slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 16 servings, 1 taco per serving
Calories 350
Calories from Fat 210
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 36%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 65mg 21%
Sodium 740mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 10%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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