Green Chile Shredded Beef

This tender beef dish is loaded with flavor and has just the right amount of heat. Serve over creamy mashed potatoes.

Green Chile Shredded Beef

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 large sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 lbs. boneless beef chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce


  • Combine 1 Tbs. brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Rub the beef all over with this mixture.
  • Place onions and 3 tablespoons brown sugar in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown beef, 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer to slow cooker; pour enchilada sauce over beef. Cook, covered, on low until beef is tender, 7-8 hours. Remove beef; shred meat with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker and heat through.
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