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.
When you need a warm and hearty dinner, look no further than this spicy beef dish. 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 a tender spicy protein. However, this spicy beef turned out so well I had to share it.
There are a few great things about this slow cooker beef recipe, which is another reason I wanted to share it.
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 tacos, add extra beef broth and make a stew, serve it over rice or pasta, 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
- Garlic and onions
Ways to Serve this Dish
Slow Cooker Spicy Braised Beef
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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
* 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.
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