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    The 30 BEST Shredded Beef Recipes

    Love the idea of shredded beef dinner to feed your family? Then you’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this list of the very best Shredded Beef Recipes for you to cook in your own kitchen.

    They’re easy, delicious and many of them only take 10-15 minutes of preparation time, perfect for anyone who wants a flavorful homemade meal without all the fuss. From iconic Birria Tacos, Ropa Vieja to French Dip Sandwiches and Beef Burritos, there are so many delicious and interesting meals that you can make with shredded beef.

    So cook your way through all of these mouth watering shredded beef recipes, we bet you’ll find some new favorites!

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    30+ BEST Shredded Beef Recipes

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 3 hours
    Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

    All of these tender and succulent Shredded Beef Recipes are bursting with flavors. Plus, they're easy to make and feed a crowd.


    • 3lb chuck roast
    • seasonings
    • liquid


    1. Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat and sear the chuck roast on all sides till it gets brown all over.
    2. Pick a recipe from the list below that looks good.
    3. Gather ingredients.
    4. Cook your new favorite shredded beef recipe!

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    Shredded Beef Recipes:

    1. Birria Tacos

    Let’s start this list of Shredded Beef with a bang, our favorite Birria Tacos recipe!

    The flavorful shredded beef is loaded in a corn tortilla with cheese and then fried to crispy perfection. To make it ultimate, just dunk the tacos in a super flavorful Birria consommé.

    It’s a must-try for all taco lovers!

    Get the Recipe: Birria Tacos

    2. Vaca Frita (Cuban Crispy Shredded Beef)

    It’s time for classic and bold Cuban flavors, Vaca Frita! In this recipe, flank steak is cooked slow and low till tenderized, and then fry crisp with garlic and lime. It’s just too delicious.

    Once you try it, we bet you’ll come back!

    Get the Recipe: Vaca Frita

    3. Brunswick Stew

    We have got you the best stew recipe for chilly nights, Brunswick Stew. This hearty stew is full of smoky meat, veggies, barbeque sauce, and great seasoning.

    Plus, the recipe includes easy instructions for stovetop, slow cooker, and instant pot cooking methods. You just need to get cooking…

    Get the Recipe: Brunswick Stew

    4. Ropa Vieja (Cuba’s National Dish)

    One more Cuban delicacy for you to try is Ropa Vieja. This dish is Cuba’s national dish for good reason.

    The juicy beef is cooked for hours in a tomato and wine sauce, along with veggies and then finished off with olives and capers.

    You are in for a serious treat…

    Get the Recipe: Ropa Vieja

    5. Barbacoa Beef

    Try this Barbacoa Beef, an authentic Mexican dish bursting with taste.

    The meat is fork-tender with a flavorful seasoning of Mexican chilies and spices. It’s a great dish for get-togethers and company with minimal effort on your part.

    Get the Recipe: Barbacoa Beef

    6. Venezuelan Shredded Beef (Carne Mechada)

    Tired of making the same old shredded beef? Then try this Venezuelan version, Carne Mechada.

    It’s full of tasty flavors, and is so tender that it will melt in your mouth effortlessly. Make a large quantity, and enjoy different meals every day.

    Get the Recipe: Carne Mechada

    7. Birria Ramen

    Get ready for something awesome: We’re combining the rich, spicy flavors of Mexican Birria with the cozy, slurpable goodness of Japanese Ramen.

    It’s like two of your favorite comfort foods got together and made something even better!

    Get the Recipe: Birria Ramen

    8. Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Chili

    You may never go back to your old beef chili after you’ve tried this Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Chili recipe.

    The beef is cooked slow and low in a rich and heavily spiced sauce till it melts in your mouth deliciously. The flavor combinations are just top-notch.

    You will love this shredded beef chili for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    9. Italian Beef

    Let your slow cooker make your beef delicious with pepperoncini, giardiniera, and Italian dressing.

    This easy Italian Beef recipe is brimming with seriously fantastic flavors. Serve with lots of different sides and make everyone super happy.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    10.  French Dip Sandwiches 

    Everyone loves sandwiches, and this French Dip Sandwich is a breeze to make with the help of your crock pot.

    With just 5 basic ingredients, you can make the best juicy, tender, and super flavorful beef. It’s a great weeknight meal option for you to serve with chips or fries.

    Get the Recipe @ thecountrycook

    11. Birria Grilled Cheese

    Experience the ultimate fusion of Mexican and American cuisine with this Birria Grilled Cheese!

    This mouth-watering sandwich features tender, slow-cooked beef bathed in vibrant red enchilada sauce.

    Topped with savory onions, crumbled queso fresco, melty mozzarella cheese, and fresh cilantro, all between two slices of thick, buttery Texas toast.

    Get ready for a deliciously messy and unforgettable dining experience!

    Get the Recipe @ iamhomesteader

    12. Shredded Beef Enchiladas

    Making restaurant-worthy enchiladas is very much possible with this easy Shredded Beef Enchiladas recipe.

    All you need is a slow cooker, beef, and a great homemade enchilada sauce to create this masterpiece.

    It’s one of our favorite shredded beef recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    13. Shredded Beef and Mexican Street Corn Empanadas

    Are you craving Mexican flavors? Then this Shredded Beef and Mexican Street Corn Empanadas will completely satisfy your taste buds.

    The shredded beef and elote corn salsa filling is a super unique and flavorful combination, which gets stuffed inside empanada dough to make a great snack.

    They’re totally party worthy.

    Get the Recipe @ threeolivesbranch

    14. Cast Iron Skillet Shredded Beef Nachos

    Make the best party appetizer or fun family dinner in under 20 minutes. Yes, it’s possible with this Cast Iron Skillet Shredded Beef Nachos recipe.

    You can use your leftover shredded beef to make these nachos super delicious and quick. It’s always a treat to dive into these nachos.

    Get the Recipe @ neighborfoodblog

    15. Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burrito Bowls

    This Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burrito Bowl will be your new family’s favorite weeknight meal.

    It’s like you’re enjoying your beloved burrito in bowl form with lots of veggies and your favorite toppings.

    Every bite is blissful and super flavorful.

    Get the Recipe @ allthehealthythings

    16. Brisket Loaded Fries

    You are going to love how easy is to feed a hungry crowd with this Brisket Loaded Fries recipe.

    It just needs a few ingredients to make this great dish, and the results will be super duper good. So make delicious use of your leftover brisket and try this dish.

    Get the Recipe @ cowboyslifeblog

    17. Salsa Verde Beef

    This Salsa Verde Beef recipe is a jackpot for all low-carb, paleo, and Whole 30 dieters. The beef is finger-licking delicious, and the Spanish flavors are just spot on.

    Serve with mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice and make a hearty meal. It tastes great with white or brown rice too.

    Get the Recipe @ fitslowcookerqueen

    18. Crockpot Beef Carnitas

    This is the ultimate crockpot recipe you will always keep handy, and make your weeknight meals, game nights, and potlucks super hits, Crockpot Beef Carnitas.

    It just needs 10 minutes of your prep time, then let your crockpot do all magic. You will enjoy making different meals with this flavorful shredded beef.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    19. Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Sandwiches

    Here is a really simple but super flavorful Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Sandwich recipe!

    It needs 15 minutes of prep time to make the juiciest, tastiest, and fall-apart tender pulled beef. Load it up in your favorite French roll with some cheese and enjoy the best sandwich ever.

    Too yummy…

    Get the Recipe @ yellowblissroad

    20. Caramelised Vietnamese Shredded Beef

    Give your shredded beef an exotic Vietnamese flavor with this excellent Caramelized Vietnamese Shredded Beef recipe.

    Pan-fry your shredded beef in lemongrass sauce to golden perfection and enjoy the perfect sweet, savory, and garlicky flavors.

    You can use leftover beef, or can make it from scratch.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    21. Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

    Save this Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle recipe, it’s the ultimate family dinner.

    You will love to twirl your pappardelle in super delish and super tender beef ragu made with garlic, tomato, veggies, and herbs.

    It’s just gorgeous.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    22. Shredded Beef Burritos

    Just wait till you try these Shredded Beef Burritos, full of delicious flavors and fall-apart tender, juicy beef.

    Fill your tortillas with tasty cilantro rice, shredded beef, and your favorite toppings to make it your own.

    It’s a great family meal and it freezes well, so make a huge batch.

    Get the Recipe @ bakingmischief

    23. Spicy Beef Quesadillas

    Bite into the most delicious and cheesy Mexican comfort food, Spicy Beef Quesadillas.

    We are sure you have not made any tastier or easier quesadillas till now. Make them, and impress your family and friends with this spicy shredded beef delight.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    24. Crockpot Shredded Beef Barbecue

    Welcome summer with this delectable Crockpot Shredded Beef Barbecue, and make your cookouts and potlucks a huge hit.

    The sweet and tangy homemade barbeque sauce makes the crockpot beef so, so flavorful and it simply melts in your mouth deliciously.

    You can serve it as sliders, sandwiches, or in many more variations.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    25. Instant Pot Cafe Mocha Pot Roast

    Have you made your chuck roast with coffee and chocolate flavors? No, right? Well you are seriously missing out on delicious flavors.

    This Instant Pot Café Mocha Pot Roast will be an instant hit in your family, as everyone is going to love the flavor combination.

    It’s a must-try recipe for all shredded beef fans.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingwithcurls

    26. Instant Pot Brisket

    Looking to wow your dinner guests with a mouth-watering beef brisket that’s bursting with flavor?

    Look no further than this simple yet oh-so-delicious recipe, which will have your taste buds dancing with joy!

    Thanks to the pressure cooker or Instant Pot, your brisket will come out tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned, making it the perfect centerpiece for a feast, or a meal on its own.

    Get the Recipe @ runningtothekitchen

    27. Shredded Beef Short Ribs

    If you’re a fan of short ribs, then make these epic Shredded Short Ribs at home.

    It’s your new comfort food at its best with super delicious flavors of ingredients.

    Serve with mashed potatoes and green peas to make a whole family meal.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    28. Salpicón de Res (Mexican Shredded Beef Salad)

    This is not your usual salad. Salpicón de Res is the perfect combo of shredded beef, crunchy and fresh veggies with an easy lime juice dressing.

    You will completely love this refreshing, nutritious, and wholesome salad. It makes the perfect healthy party appetizer or light lunch. It’s too good.

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    29. Instant Pot Italian Pot Roast

    If you’ve been on the lookout for a delicious, easy, and quick recipe, here it is!

    This Instant Pot Italian Pot Roast is perfect, and bursting with outstanding flavors. So make your pasta night memorable with this great pot roast.

    Get the Recipe @ eatinginaninstan

    30. Mississippi Pot Roast

    Learn how to make the perfect Mississippi Pot Roast with this easy recipe.

    You need only 5 ingredients and a slow cooker to make this super tender, juicy, and incredibly delicious roast.

    Serve as sandwiches or sliders, or with noodles or mashed potatoes. The options are endless.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    31. Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

    Let’s end our delicious list with a healthy and super simple recipe, Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps.

    It needs only 7 ingredients to make this Korean treat, which is perfectly sweet, salty, and a little bit.

    Serve this tasty shredded beef in a lettuce wrap and make yourself a light and flavorful dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetpeasandsaffron

    If you are looking for a delicious dinner dinner that the whole family can enjoy, then any of these shredded beef recipes are sure to hit the spot.

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