April 12, 2016

Slow Cooker, Smoky Beef Tacos

Hello again!  Can you believe it’s already the middle of April!?  This year is just flying by.  Which is good, because it means we are that much closer to summer.  To me summer means eating outside, playing all day, warm days, swimming, and just being outside as much as possible!

Today’s taco recipe is perfect for Spring, Summer, warm days, cool days, any day really.  You cook a beef roast in the slow cooker, and it is ready for you at dinner time.  Which means you are free to run around all day and not sit in the kitchen cooking during those peak hours of the day.

Slow Cooker Smoky Beef Tacos

The taco meat is so easy because you just place a beef roast (chuck roast, rump roast, etc.) in your crockpot, and then add some liquid smoke to give it a nice smoky flavor.  The seasoning mix is a quick rub you make and then sprinkle it over the meat.  Then set it and forget it!  The meat cooks until it is so tender you can just pull it apart with some forks.

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

Once the meat is nice and tender you just pile it up on a tortilla and add your favorite toppings.  Now you have a hand held dinner that is easy to eat inside or out!  ‘Cause why bring the outdoor goodness to an end just yet, right?  Eating outside is seriously something I look forward to when the weather starts warming up.  Anyone else feel that way?

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos | CGH Lifestyle

This meat is also perfect for burritos, burrito bowls, nachos, enchiladas, on a fork, you get the picture.

Slow Cooker  Smoky Beef Tacos


1 beef roast, 4-5 pounds- not frozen

2 Tbs liquid smoke

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp chipotle chile powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper


your choice of taco toppings: cheese, salsa, avocado, sour cream, etc.


  1.  In a small bowl add all the dry seasonings and give them a quick stir.
  2.  In a crockpot, place your beef roast and pour the liquid smoke over top of it.  Sprinkle 2-3 tsp of the seasoning mix over the roast. (Save the rest of the spice mix for another time!)
  3.  Put the lid on the crockpot and set it to cook on high for 4-6 hours, or low for 8-10 hours.
  4. About 40 minutes before you want to serve the meat, shred the roast with a couple forks, replace the lid and let the meat continue to cook for about 35 more minutes.
  5. Serve the shredded meat on warm tortillas and top with your favorite taco toppings.

I know you’ll enjoy these tacos, because they are super tasty.  And they’re tacos, so you really can’t go wrong!

For lots more delicious recipes visit Eat It & Say Yum.


  • az

    ooooh i’m going to try and make these tomorrow

  • Tibebe S. Biru

    Looks delicious 💜 can’t wait to try it out myself.

  • Izzy Farm

    I’m gonna have to have make my mom make these!

  • Al Shayma’a Al

    OMG this looks so demolitions , I will try it today

  • Wizdom Norwood-Goins

    I just recently made some and I used the taco boats, OMG! Delishhhhhh! 😋

  • Kristina Zlatkova

    OMG I love Tacos – any kind of tacos! This is just amazing. Thank you CGH for giving us this delicious recipe. Looking for more! <3

  • Angelica Roque

    It looks simply delicious! Makes me kinda hungry rn haha

  • Yummy! Gonna give this a try!

  • Ashley Neu

    These look delicious!

  • KoHollaa

    loooks deliciouuusss!!!

  • Kathryn Fung

    Made these last weekend and they are my new favourite dish

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  • Julie Garrett

    I love finding new things to make for the fam

  • Maïka

    I tried these 😍 this was soooo good! Thanks a lot, I love tacos 😉

  • Josie F.


  • Mary Carmen Ochoa Mendoza

    I absolutely loved doing these! And they were delicious!

  • strawsjelly

    Looks good.

  • Skyler

    Perfect for dinner!

  • Cornelia Mathea

    Yummy 😍😍

  • Natasha Bellows

    Would love to try these

  • Charis Winter

    They look so yummy X have you tried them with pulled pork?

  • Maria Paula Nucamendi

    this looks so good

  • Melany

    They look so good

  • Wendy Castro

    I am seriously craving these

  • Tay

    This looks really lovely

  • Angielisa Sirard

    Looks delicious!

  • Marcos Batac

    Like it ! That’s my favorite love tacos

  • Victoria

    It looks amazing!

  • Sophie Elizabeth Mcdonald

    Looks so good!

  • Katie Ryan

    Sounds delicious

  • Teni SinLa

    Oh really yummyyyyy,… thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. let me try!

  • HorseCrazyED

    Oh my god the meat reminds me of heaven!

  • Nouzhat Yousuf

    yum yummm.. <3

  • hanh nguyen

    they look good!!

  • Nancy Dominguez

    Looks delish! Can’t wait to try!!

  • Bethany Miller

    My hubby would love this!!

  • Chowmander

    tacos = life

  • Jeena Bittenbender

    Still hung up on the tacos. My favorite

  • BH

    These look so pleasing ! Can’t wait to try them !

  • Allē McReavy

    My moms making these tonight!

  • Morginastic 16

    That makes me hungry!!!

  • Emily

    Have to try this!!

  • Natasha Vallis16

    Ahhhhhh yes tacossss

  • This looks good. Love cooking in the slow cooker.

  • Allison

    I love my slow cooker!

  • humptydumpedme

    I just totally love slow cooker recipes and meals, these recipes look just amazing and I know my family will just love them

  • Macall

    I absolutely love beef tacos!

  • Nikky Stendal

    Looks good

  • Edith Miguel

    Got to try this!

  • Andrea

    This is my favorite post because this is easy for people who doesn’t know how to cook and looks very yummy.

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  • Bea

    Yummmmm😊 This sounds so delicious yet healthy☺🍗

  • Carolina Roger Manzano

    que bueno

  • Adrija Karīna Škapare

    it looks so good!

  • Terri

    OMG! These look so incrediblly good!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  • Erika Chu

    Looks so yummy 👍🏼😋

  • Ellis


  • Eudys Loaiza

    This needs bacon hahaha

  • Jessica

    Whats life without tacos!!!

  • Miranda benson

    Quick and easy is the best type of food

  • Dianita Marce Ellsworth

    That looks so good!!!

  • Francesco

    Pretty good YA!

  • Vanessa Diels

    nice meal.

  • Becca

    Liquid smoke always does the trick.

  • Gamar A


  • mich.19

    Yum <3

  • sophia cavalcante


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  • Emely de los santos

    I’m going to try these!😍😍😍

  • Lisbeth

    Hi, can you please can make one recipe with veggies!!

  • Genesis

    Looks great

  • Sandy

    Going to try this this weekend!

  • Karina Gaytan

    Looks delicious

  • Mackenzie


  • Zhmily Hill

    My mama made something similar to these yesterday! They were soooo GOOD!

  • Stacey Edward Ong (vipergt)

    cool i like this recipe; but i haven make it yet

  • Carly

    This looks absolutely amazing definitely going to try!

  • Christina Stevenson

    Tacos are the best ever!!!

  • Mariah Parks

    I love Tacos and this recipe sounds yummy

  • Jasmine Rowley

    looks good

  • Dollar Attri

    Good recipie

  • Tubagus Lucky F

    can you deliver for me! i realy realy want this!!!!! xoxo

  • Kay-Ann O

    Yummy wish I had some 😭

  • Angielisa Sirard

    Looks so yummy!

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  • hanh nguyen

    This look good!!

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    I have to try this!

  • Reemma

    Must try!

  • Dotty J Boucher

    this looks so delicious!

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  • Lori

    Awesome recipe~!

  • Ashley

    Sound amazing!!

  • ㋡Brianna Atkinson㋡

    These sound so good right now and they look amazing!

  • Brianna

    This looks so good😍

  • Nicole

    These look good, definitely need to try them.

  • Lisbeth

    Hi, I don’t eat meat so can you please do something for me!!

  • Andrea

    This is my favorite post because it will be easy to cook and yummy to eat.

  • Anna Markovits


  • Amina

    Yum that looks so tasty. Can’t wait to make it 🙂

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    This looks so tasty!

  • Brittany

    Looks so yummy!

  • Alexandra♎

    This looks so easy & tasty

  • Sany

    looks really good!

  • Mónica López


  • Briana Brown

    This looks really good!

  • Laura Grace Andry

    YUM! This looks totally relish. And now I am craving tacos and it isn’t even 10am.

  • Dollar Attri

    That looks yummy

  • Donna Grant

    mmm sounds good right about now!

  • Tania Melendez

    That honestly looks very superb! I love eating tacos especially being Hispanic, that’s one of my first choices.

  • Anna Thulin

    that looks so yummy! I am definitely trying this.

  • Courtney Castle

    Looks great

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    Great recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  • Wendy Castro

    These look so good🙂

  • Carolina Roger Manzano


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  • Melanie Perez

    Mmmmmm this looks delicious!!! 😝💗🌮

  • ST

    This looks delicious!!!! I LOVE tacos!!!!

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  • Melanie

    This is great, because I love tacos to begin with

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    looks delicious Yummmmmm

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    Hmmm…Yummmmmmy <3

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    They look so yummmy

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    Oh my! These look so yummy

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    oh man! this looks amazing and simple!

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    in the words of kimmy gibbler ‘yum’

  • Jennie

    I’d much prefer if they could just magically pop into my house.

  • Kirby D

    I wish I could cook like this! Looks delicious!!

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    They look delicious 😊

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    They look so good😋

  • Claudia Sanchez

    Definitely trying them!

  • Megan Knaggs


  • Kaye Ilarde

    My father is a chef and I am the eater! 😂😂 i’ll tell hin to try this bcz it looks good! 💕💕

  • Ellis

    Looks delicious!

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    Looks delicious!

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    Yummy 😀

  • Genesis

    looks amazing I’m going to have to try this

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    this looks sooo good 😛

  • Sue Mo

    This looks yummy I like everything beef thanks for the recipe

  • Julie Garrett

    this I am gonna try for sure

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  • Aliyah Moore

    Looks so good!

  • Anna To

    Ooo looks yummy!

  • Avery Allred


  • Sangha Han

    I’m actually so hungry right now. This looks so good and I wish I could make it RIGHT NOW.

  • Iliana


  • Shalina Shrestha

    These looks delicious! Can’t wait to try them out!

  • Haley Karshna


  • Abigail Merlan

    Love this! so easy to make

  • Jenna Ley

    I love liquid smoke!

  • Gianna (:

    Now I’m hungry

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  • Paris Perez

    looks soooo good! thanks for the new recipe!!😋

  • Jasmine


  • Sam Barnet

    So trying this

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    Looks really good😀

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    Anything with avacado is my fave!

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    These look so yummy! I have to make these for dinner one night🌮🌯

  • Alli Kelly


  • Jennifer Luna Ayala

    My stomach is growling i need to eat one of those tacos now.

  • Madeline McBride

    They look so yummy!

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    looks delicious c:

  • Wow this looks so good!! Thanks for the recipe!

  • sage rawls

    This looks good, only minus the meat!

  • Rachel Smith

    Yuum!!! Looks delicious!

  • Mya Harr

    Does the meat fall right the bone lol , looks bomb.com

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    FOOOD! That looks sooooo goood <3

  • -Nuritza

    My mom makes that a lot, so good

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    That looks so good!!😩

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  • Kimberly Hsieh

    omg looks so yummy!!!

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    These look so good! I can’t wait to try these out!

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    Yummy looks tasty

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    These look so tasty

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    looks delicious

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  • cortney brown

    Looks so good!

  • Paula Salinas

    Looks like something my brother would eat haha!

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    looks sooo delicousss

  • Tay

    Look amazingly delicious

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    looks delicious

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    Yummy food!!!!

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    Looks amazing💜

  • Jeena Bittenbender

    Wait!!! Fun girls hairstyles AND tacos!!??? I am so there!!!

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    can’t wait to try this!!

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    yuumy!!! I will do … it’s look so delicious

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  • Jurika Martinez

    yum, got hungry

  • Kay-Ann O

    Yummy! Looks so good

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    This looks sooo good 😍

  • Sisters creating time

    Yummy! they look scrumptious .