Slow Cooker Beef Chile Verde with Spicy PIcked Carrots | Frugal Nutrition

Slow Cooker Beef Chile Verde

  • Author: Caitlin


This deliciously simple slow cooker beef chile verde is the perfect slow cooker main dish to feed a crowd!



  • 23 pounds beef chuck
  • 1 jar (12-16 oz) salsa verde or green enchilada sauce (try homemade or FODY Foods for low FODMAP)
  • 1 can green chiles
  • Salt & pepper – about 1/2 teaspoon of each
  • Optional: 1 medium onion, sliced into wedges, 4 cloves minced garlic
  • For serving: Mexican quick-pickled spicy carrots, sliced avocado, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips (I like Siete), cauliflower rice, limes


  1. Season the beef chuck all over with salt and pepper and place in the slow cooker.
  2. If using onions, slice into wedges and arrange around the beef in the slow cooker along with the minced garlic.
  3. Add the salsa verde or green enchilada sauce and the diced green chilis to the slow cooker, pouring them over the beef and onions to distribute evenly.
  4. Cover and cook over LOW heat for 8-12 hours until super tender.
  5. Shred the beef with two forks and serves as is, or in a number of ways: in quesadillas, as tacos, on nachos, or with eggs for breakfast!


My local Safeway has grass-fed beef chuck for $5.99 / pound, or grass-fed stew meat for $6.99 pound. I usually buy 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef from Moink, which costs about $8.99 / pound. I usually buy salsa verde from Trader Joe’s for $1.99.

Nutrition label is for 2.5 pounds beef, 10 servings.

Keywords: slow cooker, chile verde

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