Applewood Smoked Shredded Beef Tacos

Applewood Smoked Shredded Beef Tacos

Corn tortillas filled with applewood smoked shredded beef, garden fresh lettuce and cilantro, cheese, tomato, and fresh lime. 

If you do nothing else this year but smoke something with Applewood and put it in your slow cooker your year will have been a smashing success. This dish is actually super easy to make and the results are truly entertaining worthy.

Applewood Smoked Shredded Beef Tacos
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Corn tortillas filled with applewood smoked shredded beef, garden fresh lettuce and cilantro, cheese, tomato, and fresh lime.
Serves: 15 tacos
For the Meat:
  • Approx 2 lb chuck roast
  • Olive Oil
  • Lowry’s Seasoning
  • Black Pepper
  • Cumin
For the Broth:
  • Medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 tb garlic, minced
  • Pinch of thyme
  • 1-2 jalepeno with seeds, chopped
  • 1 14-oz can beef broth
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion, chopped
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa/Hot Sauce
  • Applewood Wood Chips
  1. Light briquettes in barbecue on opposite side of grill you want to cook on. Soak 2 large handfuls of wood chips in water.
  2. Rub chuck roast with olive oil and season liberally with Lowry’s, pepper and cumin.
  3. Once fire is heated sear roast directly over coals 1-2 min each side.
  4. Move to opposite side. Place 1 large handful of soaked wood chips on top of briquettes.
  5. After 15 minutes add the second handful of wood chips to the coals.
  6. Combine the onion, garlic, thyme, and can of beef broth in large Crock Pot.
  7. After the meat has finished smoking, transfer to the Crock Pot.
  8. Cook on High 2 hours, then turn to Low 2 hours OR on Low for 6-7 hours til meat shreds easily with a fork.
  9. Once shredded turn down to Warm until ready to eat.
  10. Assemble taco’s and enjoy. Excellent with a mexican beer with lime.

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Dani is a mama to 2 wild little boys. She lives for new adventures & loves to experience new places through her stomach. She is passionate about helping families fall in love with real food, geeking out on food photography and reading obsessively.


  1. Kristi Stone says

    Oh yum! How long do you smoke it for, Dani? I've had a smoker for a year and don't have any idea how to use it.

    • says

      Hey Kristi!

      We did about half an hour to forty five minutes with one to two handfuls of woodchips. Soak the woodchips while you get the grill preheating and then put them on. I’m not sure about a real smoker we just use our kettle grill.



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