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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Limit the time spent in front of the stove with this simple, easy, juicy, flavorful and perfectly tender Slow Cooker Shredded Beef.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban, Dominican, Latin
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon of salt , more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons sofrito
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , peeled
  • 1 medium green bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 small red onions , chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce


  • Season the meat with salt, pepper, oregano and sofrito.
  • In a cast iron pot, heat half the oil at medium-high heat and sear the meat just until golden brown.
  • Place in a slow cooker. Add the garlic and enough water just to cover the meat. Cook on low for about 8 hours or high for 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Using two forks, shred the meat.
  • In a large pan, heat the remaining oil and saute bell pepper, onion and tomato sauce until onion begins to look transparent.
  • Add the meat and about 1 cup of the liquid it cooked in. Simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced. Taste and add extra salt if needed.
  • Serve warm over rice and beans.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg