Mexican Shredded Beef Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Get ready to entice your taste buds with tantalizing Mexican Shredded Beef that’s not only mouthwatering and scrumptious, but also Whole 30 Approved!
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Get ready to entice your taste buds with tantalizing Mexican Shredded Beef that’s not only mouthwatering and scrumptious, but also Whole 30 Approved!” 

As a busy mom of four and food blogger, I understand the difficulty of juggling everything. That’s why I am elated to share this fabulous freezer meal with you.

This Mexican Shredded Beef is a lifesaver for any parent in need of conquering the mealtime chaos we are all familiar with. It’s a make-ahead meal, perfect for those frenzied days when you barely have time to sit, let alone prepare dinner. The rich tomato sauce, aromatic spice blend, and tender beef creates a fiesta of flavors your family will find irresistible. 

Whether you’re a fellow mom needing some sanity in the kitchen or a friend seeking to serve another parent, this recipe has your back. Prepare it ahead of time, toss it in the freezer, and you’ll have an exquisite and Whole 30 Approved meal ready to go whenever you need it. Say adiós to the mealtime hassle and hello to convenience – without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Let’s jump into the recipe and add some ease back into your life, one delightful bite at a time!

Why you’ll love this Mexican Shredded Beef Recipe

  • Time-Saver: With this recipe, you’ll have a hearty and scrumptious dinner on the table in no time. Kiss those long evenings in the kitchen goodbye!
  • Cost-Effective: Buying and cooking in bulk is budget-friendly – especially when it’s a make-ahead freezer meal, and this recipe allows you to do just that! 
  • Kid-Friendly: Kids will beg for the juicy, tender beef and the fun of assembling it into tacos or burritos! This recipe is a guaranteed hit with the littles.
  • Versatile Menu Option: This Mexican Shredded Beef can be used in so many ways – on salads, in tacos or burritos, in enchiladas, or even as a topping for loaded baked potatoes! The possibilities are endless!
  • Flavor Uncompromised: Whole 30 Approved does not mean sacrificing flavor. This recipe is compliant with Whole 30 while delivering a new level of “delish” to your taste buds.
Mexican Shredded Beef Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe
Get ready to entice your taste buds with tantalizing Mexican Shredded Beef that’s not only mouthwatering and scrumptious, but also Whole 30 Approved!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Equipment
  • crockpot
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
Ingredients
  
  • 3 lbs Beef chuck roast
  • 1 cup Diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup Salsa heat of preference
  • 1 4.5 oz Can diced green chilis
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
For serving
  • Lime
  • 1 12 oz Bag Cauliflower rice
Instructions
 
Prep/Freezer Directions
  • Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  • Add all ingredients to the labeled freezer bag.
  • Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.
Cooking Directions
  • Thaw overnight in the fridge or in the morning in water ( meal may not be 100% thawed, but that is okay)
  • Add freezer bag contents to a slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Shred the beef, then stir back into the sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice. Add your favorite whole 30 taco toppings and garnish with a lime wedge.
Keyword crockpot dinners, Easy Dinner, Mexican Shredded Beef, Whole 30, Whole 30 Recipe
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Equipment Needed to Make this Shredded Beef Freezer Meal

  • Crockpot
  • Gallon freezer bag

Ingredients for your Mexican Shredded Beef Whole 30 Approved Recipe

  • 3 lb Beef chuck roast
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1x 4.5 oz Can diced green chilis
  • 1x 14.5 oz Can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp Dried oregano
  • For Serving:
  • Lime
  • 1x 12 oz bag Cauliflower rice
  • your favorite whole 30 taco toppings

How to Make a Shredded Beef Freezer Meal

Freezer Prep Directions

  1. Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  2. Add all ingredients to the labeled freezer bag.
  3. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.

Cooking Directions

  1. Thaw overnight in the fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed, but that is okay).
  2. Add freezer bag contents to a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Shred the beef, then stir back into the sauce in the slow cooker.
  5. Serve over cauliflower rice. Add your favorite whole 30 taco toppings and garnish with a lime wedge.

What to Serve/Pair with your Mexican Shredded Beef

Sides

Desserts

Mocktails

Popular Substitutions and Additions

Substitutions

  • Other Type of Beef Roast: If chuck roast isn’t your favorite, swap it out for beef brisket or round roast.
  • Onion: Yellow onions yield great flavor, but if you’re looking for even more flavor, use shallots. If you’d like to tone the onion down, sweet onions are a great option.

Additions

  • Canned Chipotle Peppers with Adobo: Increase depth and smokiness with this addition.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: Add an extra kick with red pepper flakes in the sauce!

How to Reheat and Store this Mexican Shredded Beef Whole 30 Freezer Meal

Best way to store Mexican Shredded Beef Leftovers?

It is best to store leftovers in your fridge and consume them within 3 to 5 days. Allow the recipe to cool completely to room temperature before storing. If you plan to store for longer periods of time, consider using freezer safe resealable bags or containers, and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

How long will the Mexican Shredded Beef Freezer Meal last in the fridge?

When properly cooled and stored, Mexican Shredded Beef will stay good in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.

Can I freeze the Shredded Beef after cooking?

We recommend freezing before cooking, but if you would like to freeze leftovers you can. Allow the recipe to cool to room temperature before transporting the leftovers into freezer safe containers or bags. With proper storage and cooling, your leftovers will remain fresh in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.

How to reheat your Mexican Shredded Beef?

The best methods of reheating leftovers is on the stovetop, or in the microwave. Before reheating, allow your leftovers to thaw to room temperature, if frozen. Then simple transport into a sauce pan or microwave safe plate. If using a saucepan, use medium heat to bring your leftovers to a desired temperature, about 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking, and if necessary, add a little bit of beef broth to the saucepan. When using the microwave, heat in intervals of 1 minute, stirring between intervals, until you have reached your desired temperature.

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