Carne Deshebrada

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This is the recipe you need to have when you have no idea what to cook and this is why; It is easy to make, delicious, affordable, and also versatile. This Deshebrada is a life saver. Deshebrada (literally means, shredded beef) is great for tacos, tostadas, burritos or simply with a side of rice and beans. It is great to make ahead and also freezes well. A true keeper!

What do you need to make Carne Deshebrada

Chuck roast or skirt steak


Garlic cloves

Bell peppers

Red wine vinegar

Tomato paste

Beef broth



Salt and Pepper

Fresh jalapeños. These are just for flavor, they wont add any heat to the meat

Helpful Tips and Tricks

I usually cook the chuck roast whole but if you want to cut down the cooking time you can cut it into small pieces.

The bell peppers are going to cook down so much that they will disappear. I do this so my kids won’t find them but if you like a not so tender pepper, you can add them 20 minutes before the meat is done.

I like to add the jalapeños whole just to give the meat more flavor, but it is totally optional. As long as they don’t burst while cooking, the meat won’t get any heat from the peppers.


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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