Slow Cooker Mexican Chilli Beef

    20 hours 30 minutes

    This Southwest American/Mexican dish takes a while to marinate and then it is slow cooked but it is well worth it. The meat is perfect in fajitas, enchiladas, tacos or any Mexican-type meat dish. This also works well with pork.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 5 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 750ml water
    • 1.75kg beef topside roast, cubed

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Extra time:16hours marinating  ›  Ready in:20hours30min 

    1. In a medium bowl, combine the chilli powder, cornflour, lemon juice and water. Mix together well. Place the meat in a resealable plastic bag with the marinade and turn to coat thoroughly. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight or up to 16 hours.
    2. Place in a slow cooker and cook on high setting for about 4 hours, or until the meat is completely cooked and falls apart easily.

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    Used different ingredients. I tried it with a pork roast and marinated it for about 12-13 hours. I also added onions and green chillis to it. It wasn't spicy to my husband or me, but we really enjoyed it.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I added some cayenne pepper and cumin to the mix and marinated stew beef overnight. The meat was delicious and I used it as a base for making burritos. I think the meat could be a great base for lots of recipes. Thanks for the guide!!!!  -  29 Sep 2008


    I really thought this recipe would be spicier than it is, but my husband and I both thought it was great. We used the meat to make tacos, but I am already looking to try new recipes with it. The meat has a mild smoky flavour.  -  29 Sep 2008