Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Creamy Poblano Sauce

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos with Creamy Poblano Sauce

In this recipe:

This recipe has not been reviewed.
This Looks YUMMY!
20 min.
530 min.
16 servings, 1 taco per serving

With just a little prep time, these beef tacos will be waiting for you at the end of the day. Cooked in a slow cooker, they are the ultimate no-fuss meal. Just before serving, a creamy poblano sauce is made to serve over the tacos.


  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 onion
  • 3 jalapeños, stems removed, divided
  • 2 poblano chiles, stems removed, roasted and charred, divided
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Beef Flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk, divided
  • 2 medium avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 16 corn tortillas
Store Locator »
PLACE beef, broth, onion, 2 jalapeños, 1 poblano chile (charred skin removed), bay leaf, oregano, garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons bouillon and 1/2 cup evaporated milk in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

BOIL 3 cups water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add remaining jalapeño; cook for 25 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup cooking water and jalapeño (discard rest of the water).

PLACE boiled jalapeño, remaining 1 ½ teaspoons bouillon, remaining poblano chile (half of charred skin removed), remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk, avocados and reserved 1/4 cup water in a blender or food processor; cover. Blend until creamy. Transfer to a bowl for serving.

SHRED beef in a large bowl; chop up onion into the same bowl. Mix together. Pour 1/2 cup broth from slow cooker over shredded beef. Discard all other contents in the slow cooker.

WARM corn tortillas over an open flame. Fill the tortillas with 1/3 cup of shredded beef.

TOP each taco with 2 tablespoons creamy poblano sauce.

Cook’s Tip: To add deeper flavor, brown the meat in a skillet before adding to the slow cooker. Just heat up a small amount of oil in a large skillet and sear the meat before adding to the slow cooker.

SERVING SIZE INFORMATION: 1 taco per serving containing 1/3 cup meat and 2 tablespoons sauce.

What did you think? Share Your Review »

Be the first to review this recipe!



Thank you for reviewing this recipe.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 350
  • Calories from Fat: 210
  • Total Fat: 23g (36% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 9g (43% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 65mg (21% of DV)
  • Sodium: 740mg (31% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 18g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (16% of DV)
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

What’s for dinner?

The answer is easy with our most popular recipes! Sign up for our newsletter.


Thank you!

Your email address has been added to the monthly newsletter subscription list.