Slow Cooker Spicy Braised Beef

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This deliciously tender Slow Cooker Spicy Braised Beef is easy to make, full of flavor, and versatile. Serve it with mashed potatoes, over noodles, or even as tacos.

339 CAL 8g CARBS 18g FAT 33g PROTEIN

When you need a warm and hearty dinner, look no further than this Crockpot Spicy Braised Beef. It's made with ingredients likely found in the pantry and fridge, can be prepped in less than 15 minutes, and the crockpot does all the heavy lifting. 

There are a few things I almost always have on hand that can be instantly turned into a delicious meal. First, I grab whatever protein has been hanging out in the freezer the longest. To that, I add some chopped onions, bell peppers, something spicy (in the form of spicy fresh peppers or chipotles), canned diced tomatoes, and a bit of broth.

Usually, I add the usual suspects for spices – oregano, coriander, and cumin – and throw everything into the slow cooker to cook all day. It's an easy blueprint for making any tasty protein in the slow cooker (like this Slow Cooker Tri Tip or  Mexican Shredded Beef ).

However, this spicy beef turned out so well that I had to share it. here are three reasons I love this easy spicy beef recipe.

First, the spice level can be customized to fit your needs. Personally, I like things spicy so I added three chopped serrano peppers and left the seeds intact, but if you don’t like spice just use a green bell pepper.

Secondly, there are a thousand and one ways to eat it. Make steak tacos, add extra beef broth to make a stew, serve it over rice, add it to egg noodles, stuff it in some roasted peppers, you get the idea.

Finally, it’s a great meal for meal prep. Make it on the weekend and you can use leftovers for lunches or quick dinners all week.

What You'll Need for Spicy Braised Beef

  • Beef
  • Garlic and onions
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Broth
  • Spices

Ways to Serve this Dish

  • Make tacos or taco bowls
  • The most delicious steak and eggs
  • Burrito bowls
  • Stuffed peppers and rice
  • Meal prep grain bowls
  • Turn it into beef stew
The Recipe
Slow Cooker Spicy Braised Beef

Slow Cooker Spicy Braised Beef

339 CAL 8g CARBS 18g FAT 33g PROTEIN
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 10 Min
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  • 2 lbs. lean beef eye round, trimmed of all fat (or top round)
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (coconut aminos for Whole30)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander

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Add the beef to the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.


Spread the onion, red pepper, garlic, and spicy peppers (which ever ones you choose) on and around the beef.


Mix together the beef broth, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, cumin, oregano, and coriander. Pour over beef.


Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred or slice. If you have time, leave the beef in the slow cooker on warm for 30 minutes after shredding to let more of the cooking liquid impart flavor in the beef.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz. beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339
Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 113mg
Sodium 178mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.


Use a green bell pepper for a version that isn't spicy.
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May 12, 2022 - 08:29
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This is my family’s favorite dish. I use Pork shoulder or Beef chuck, either way …. It’s soo freaking delicious!!
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Freda Potter
January 17, 2017 - 15:59
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Good flavor, but we didn't care for the texture of the eye round. 4 stars because I think we would like it with another cut.
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September 3, 2020 - 12:24
I’ve done this recipe twice. I used pork shoulder, add Sorrento pepper to make it more spicy and a dash of beer. Amazing!!
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