Shredded Beef Tacos with Peppers Recipe

tacoHappy Cinco de Mayo! For this Mexican holiday we decided to make some Mexican food!  There was beef pot roast left over so it was a pretty easy decision to use that up in some way, and by adding some spices to the beef and topping with peppers, we made these Shredded Beef Tacos with Peppers.

I’ve made a lot of tacos before, but this is the first time I’ve ever made them with shredded beef cooked in a crock pot. Let me tell you, after making my tacos this way, I may never go back to regular ground beef for my tacos ever again, the tacos were just so much more flavorful this way!

Shredded Beef Tacos with Peppers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 tacos

Serving Size: 2-3 tacos

Shredded Beef Tacos with Peppers

These shredded beef tacos with peppers are very tasty. With a crispy cooked tortilla, and topped with sour cream, these tacos are perfect for Cinco de Mayo!


6-8 small tortillas
4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 red onion, chopped
15-20 small cherry tomatoes, chopped in fours
2 medium sized peppers (we used 1 orange and 1 yellow pepper)
Shredded beef (from roast)
*you can also substitute with ground beef or grilled skirt steak chopped in small pieces)
Red Sauce or Salsa as desired (we used Cholula)
Sour cream on side
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
*optional ingredients to dress tacos: white onion, jalapenos, shredded cabbage, lime juice, italian dressing, corn


  1. Chop red onion and cherry tomatoes and set aside in separate bowls. Shred cheese and set aside.
  2. Chop Peppers into thin slices and sautee in saucepan with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook for around 8 minutes, or until the peppers begin to soften and brown on the edges.
  3. In another saucepan, add shredded beef, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and 1/2 cup water and cook for around 10 minutes.
  4. Once the peppers and beef are done, warm the tortillas in pan, adding some cheese until it begins to melt and the tortillas begin to get crispy. Don’t remove from pan until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add beef to tortillas, and start assembling your tacos! Add onions, tomatoes, red sauce, and top with sour cream.
  6. Enjoy with some Sangria or Cerveza!

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