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Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe

The shredded beef blends so well with the cooked sweet potatoes. A hearty and healthier way to prepare your beef tacos.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time6 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef taco, easy tacos, shredded beef, Sweet Potato Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 439kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Mixing Bowl


  • pounds boneless chuck roast beef
  • 14.5 ounces low sodium beef broth
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 ounces low sodium taco seasoning mix 1 packet, divided
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • cup light sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (we used Frank's)
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 6 flour tortillas


  • Place roast in slow cooker. Pour low sodium beef broth over top and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cooking time, cook the sweet potatoes by placing them in a skillet with the onion and taco seasoning (reserve 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning for the dipping sauce).
  • Pour water over all. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add olive oil and cook for a few minutes longer or until potatoes are fork tender and start to brown.
  • In another bowl make the dipping sauce by mixing the sour cream, hot sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning until smooth and creamy. Set aside for dipping.
  • When beef is done cooking, shred with a fork.
  • Add beef to the potato mixture and stir together.
  • Spoon onto tortillas and garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with dipping sauce made above.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11199IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4mg