Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas

A can of green chilies are all you need to give slow-cooked beef a spicy flavor boost.

  • 3 – 4 pound beef roast (boneless)
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 7 oz can of chopped green chilies
  • 7 oz can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. of seasoning salt
  • 1 Tbsp of dried oregano (or equivalent fresh finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (or more)
  1. Combine all ingredients (except roast and topping suggestions) in blender or food processor and mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. Use all liquid from chilies and peppers.
  3. Place roast in crock pot and cover with sauce mixture – be sure to coat the roast evenly on all sides.
  4. Turn crock pot on low, and let it cook for at least 6 hours.

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