Sammy Montgoms

Chuck Roast Tacos

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

2 hours 40 minutes

total time


2 lb chuck roast

1 tbsp avocado oil (to sear the chuck roast)

salt (generously season all sides)

pepper (generously season all sides)

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp chili powder

2 garlic cloves (cut in half)

4 cups pre-made coleslaw mix

1 small garlic clove (minced)

3 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp white vinegar

1/2 small lime (juiced)

1/4 tsp salt

corn tortillas


green onions

hot sauce of choice


sour cream


Preheat your oven to 325 °F.

To the chuck roast, generously season all sides with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, cumin, coriander and chili powder.

Add half of the seasioning mix to one side of the roast, rub it in generously, and repeat on the opposite side.Sammy's Tip: be sure to cover every side of the roast with your seasioning; top, bottom, and all sides.

Make 4 small slits in the roast, 2 on the top side and 2 on the bottom side and add your halved garlic cloves.

Let the roast rest for 15 minutes.

To a large pan, add the avocado oil and set to medium/high heat.

Sear the roast on each side for 3-4 minutes or until each side begins to brown.

Add the roast to an oven safe pan, cover and let cook for 2.5-3 hours.

At the 2.5 hour mark, check the roast and if you can easily shred it apart using two forks, it's ready. If it still too tough, return it back to the oven and continue cooking until you can easily shred it with two forks.

Shred the entire roast and mix it into the fat that remains at the bottom of the baking pan.Sammy's Tip: if you are left with a lot of fat that you want to get rid of, toss the shredded beef in the fat and return back to the oven, uncovered for 15 minutes.If there isn't a lot of fat leftover, leave as is.

Prepare your coleslaw by mixing together all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Taste to adjust seasioning to your preferance.

To your corn tortilla add a light layer of sour cream, salsa, followed by the beef and creamy coleslaw. Finish with cilantro and green onions.


4 servings


10 minutes

active time

2 hours 40 minutes

total time
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