Shredded Beef Tacos with Lime

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We just got tired of hamburger tacos and decided to try something authentic! We love the lime infusion flavor in the meat. Serve with tortilla shells, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and salsa.


Ingredient Checklist

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • salt to taste


  • Step 1 Whisk together vegetable oil, vinegar, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and garlic in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the sliced beef, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Step 2 Bring beef to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  • Step 3 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Step 4 Transfer beef and lime juice marinade to a large baking dish. Add beef stock and cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Step 5 Bake in preheated oven until beef is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Allow meat to rest for 10 minutes before shredding with 2 forks. Drain and discard about 80% of liquid from meat and season with salt before serving.


Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 399 calories; protein 21.2g; carbohydrates 3.1g; fat 33.3g; cholesterol 77.2mg; sodium 81.3mg.

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