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Shredded Tri-Tip Tacos

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Shredded Tri-Tip Taco recipe that works great in a crock pot or Dutch oven (instructions for each). Plus a homemade taco seasoning recipe.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE TACO SEASONING:
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1-½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • FOR THE TACOS:
  • 2-½ pounds Tri-tip Roast
  • 1 can (14 1/2 Oz.) Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can 8 Oz. Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can 4 Oz. Mild Green Chilies
  • ½ whole Large Onion, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Smashed
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 10 whole Good Quality Corn Or Flour Tortillas (I Use Guerrero Brand)
  • Optional Toppings: Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Diced Fresh Tomatoes, Dollop Sour Cream, Lettuce, Salsa, Lime Wedges

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a small mixing bowl, make taco seasoning rub by combining the kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, ground ginger, cumin and cayenne pepper. Mix well.

Rub tri-tip with dry spice rub and place in a Dutch oven (or crock pot). Let sit for 15-20 minutes at room temperature. Cover roast with diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chilies, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Cover your Dutch oven and place into the preheated oven for 2-3 hours, or until beef is tender and breaks away with fork. (If using crock pot, cook on low for 8-10 hours).

Remove from oven and place tri-tip on cutting board. Discard the smashed garlic. Leave the remaining juices, tomatoes, chilies and onion in the pot.

Using two forks, shred the tri-tip by sticking one fork into the roast and holding it steady with one hand and slowly scraping the other fork through the roast, prongs faced backwards, moving your other hand away from the other fork. Transfer the shredded tri-tip to a large bowl and add the reserved cooked vegetables and juices from the Dutch oven. Stir to combine.

Heat a flat skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Add a tortilla to the pan and let the tortilla heat until it develops little bubbles. Remove from the heat (without burning your fingers!). Then place desired amount of shredded tri-tip onto tortilla, followed by desired toppings.

Enjoy!

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Susan Osborne on 6.22.2011

LOVE tri-tip! I never thought to use it for tacos. I don’t see this cut of beef much in Denver (except at Whole Foods) I’ll be trying this one! Thanks!

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Bridget on 7.10.2013

I made this recipe for my son and future daughter-in-law’s engagement party…it was a hit! Then I made it for a dinner for 30 people…again..rave reviews. This is the ONLY recipe I will use in the future…easy and delicious!!!!

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Laura on 7.18.2011

According to my picky “meat and potatoes” husband, this was one of the best meals I’ve ever made. And everything you need might be in your pantry already! The taco seasoning is a great recipe all on its own. This one is a keeper, for sure.

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Kari on 6.25.2011

Tasted AMAZING! I used a sirloin tip roast and it didn’t shred well, but cubed up wonderfully. Definitely worth making!!

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