Mexican Beef Freezer Meal

Gluten Free

This mexican beef freezer meal is the perfect mix of sweet and spice! Its the best of all the mexican flavors mixed together in a slow cooker that cooks for you all day long.

Cooking this mexican shreeded beef in the crockpot all day gives it a perfect juicy texture that falls apart and melts in your mouth.

You will love this beef dump freezer meal and the best part is that it will take you minutes to prep!

Easy healthy and tasty freezer meals are an amazing time saver! Prepping quick freezer meals will give youi back time you didnt know you were missing.

As a fellow mom of three kids I get how hard getting through a day can be, and sometimes topping off the day with the pressure of making dinner is justy too much.

Having a couple freezer meals stocked up ready to go has been a regular life savor for me. Its amazing!

This mexican beef can be spicy or just have a little heat depending on the salsa heat level you choose. We use medium for this recipe.

This is the best shredded beef freezer meal recipe around!

Give this recipe a try and if you make it don’t forget to tag @familyfoodfreezer or #familyfoodfreezer! Enjoy!

Mexican Beef Freezer Meal

This mexican beef freezer meal is a must try! The whole family will love this mexican shredded beef dinner plus it takes minutes to prep.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup salsa heat of preference
  • 4.5 oz can diced green chilies
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 ts[ cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

Instructions

  • Step 1: Add all ingredients into slow cooker and stir.
  • Step 2: Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  • Step 3: Shred beef and stir back into sauce in slow cooker.
  • Step 4: Serve in tortillas, over rice, cauliflower rice or on top of chips!
  • Optional: Garnish with a lime wedge and your favorite taco toppings!

Freezer Directions:

  • Step 1: Label Freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Step 2: Add all ingredients to labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Step 3: Store in freezer for up to three months.

Cooking from Frozen Directions:

  • Step 1: Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in some warm water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Step 2: Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker.
  • Step 3: Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  • Step 4: Shred beef and stir back into sauce in slow cooker.
  • Step 5: Serve in tortillas, over rice, cauliflower rice or on top of chips!
  • Optional: Garnish with a lime wedge and your favorite taco toppings!

Notes

  • May top with favorite taco toppings! (cheese, guacamole, salsa, etc…)
  • Make it pretty: Garnish with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge.
     

I forgot to thaw my freezer meal, now what?

No problem! Just run the freezer meal under warm water for a few minutes and then throw it in the slow cooker! You may need an extra 30 minutes in the slow cooker but it can be cooked from frozen no problem!

What cut of beef is best for shredding?

The best cuts of meat to use in this recipe are beef chuck roast or beef brisket.

What kind of beef is shredded beef?

This shredded beef recipe calls for beef chuck roast or beef brisket.

What do you eat with pulled beef?

Enjoy a side of salsa, guac, and chips with some rice and beans!

Can shredded beef be frozen?

Sure! Freeze in individual portions in a freezer bag removing as much air as possible and thaw when ready to eat.

Can you freeze mexican food?

Lots of mexican food can be frozen. If you are freezing a recipe that calls for fresh veggies then freezing will change the texture but any recipe that is being frozen and then cooked, even with veg will freeze great!

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