Mexican Shredded Beef Sliders with Avocado

Mexican Shredded Beef Sliders with Avocado  The Well Floured Kitchen

Why is eating 2 or 3 small sandwiches so much more fun than one big sandwich?

Some nights we just need a crock pot meal.  As the kids grow, and their activities fill our evenings, I’m not always able to cook right at the dinner hour.  We all love to walk into the house and smell dinner waiting for us. 

When we started to buy more sustainably raised beef, cost was a big adjustment.  Shredded beef is a great way to use those less expensive roasts, and since you have to cut it up, why not just buy stew meat?

  • 1.25 lbs Stew Beef
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 14 Oz Diced Tomatoes with Juice
  • 1 Avocado
  • 10-12 Small Crusty Rolls

Salt and pepper the meat.  Brown meat and onions in olive oil.  Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.  Mexican-Beef-Sliders-4-thew

Add water and scrape up all the browned goodness from the bottom of the pan.  Transfer to slow cooker.   Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, and tomatoes.  Cook on High 4-6 hours.

While meat is still in the slow cooker, use two forks to shred the beef cubes, then stir in the cilantro.

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Slice avocados, then cut the slices in half (to fit on the little slider buns!).

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Top each crusty roll with a heaping serving of the shredded beef, and a few avocado slices.

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Tips and Substitutions:

  • Any cut of beef will work: eye, top or bottom round, chuck or rump.
  • Excellent for the freezer.

Shared with: Real Food Wednesday and Whole Food Wednesdays, and What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.

Comments

  1. Sue says

    The only thing that would make this blog better is a print button for the wonderful recipes… and of course, more of them! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to make this!

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