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Chuck Roast Tacos

Grilled Chuck Roast Tacos are the best addition to any Mexican inspired dinner. Tender, juicy and flavorful beef tacos loaded with all of your favorite taco toppings is sure to please the whole family.

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Why We Love this Chuck Roast Tacos Recipe

  • Feeds a Crowd: Cooking a chuck roast for the best tacos is an easy recipe to feed a large family or for entertaining guests.  
  • Smoky Beef Flavor: Chuck roast on the grill is quicker than the crock pot version and so much more great flavor than you get in an instant pot.The texture is like the best grilled steak and makes amazing carne asada tacos. 
  • Make Ahead: Grilled roast beef is easy to prepare for meal prep and is a delicious recipe to make for an easy weeknight meal. Tacos is one of the best dinners made with simple ingredients that everyone loves. 
Platter of sliced chuck roast, bowls of taco toppings, taco shells.

Ingredients Needed for Chuck Roast Tacos Recipe

  • Beef Chuck Roast – Top Sirloin Roast 
  • Olive Oil
  • Steak Rub
  • Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo): tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese 
  • Sour Cream
  • Lettuce
  • Candied Jalapeño Peppers
  • Taco Shells: Flour Tortillas, tostadas or corn tortillas

Step-by-Step Directions for Grilled Chuck Roast Tacos

Seasoned chuck roast on a sheet pan.
  1. Set roast out and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, coating both sides. Sprinkle dry rub over both sides. 
  2. Prepare a grill fire to 350°. We are cooking on the Big Green Egg with lump charcoal and hickory chunks for smoke flavor with an extender for indirect heat. 
Chuck roast on a grill.
  1. Place the seasoned chuck roast onto the grill grate and cook with the lid closed for 1 hour to one hour 30 minutes depending on the size of the roast.
Seared chuck roast on a grill.
  1. Use a digital meat thermometer, cooking until roast reaches an internal temperature of 140°. This will create the most tender slices that will taste like a medium steak.
Grilled chuck roast on a sheet pan.
  1. Remove roast from the grill onto a baking sheet and rest 10 minutes before slicing. 
Thin sliced chuck roast.
  1. Move to a cutting board and make thin slices with a sharp knife.
Plate of 2 flour tortilla beef tacos.
  1. Serve with soft tortillas, tostadas or taco shells along with your favorite toppings like, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce, salsa fresca and candied jalapenos.

​Recipe Notes for Chuck Roast Tacos

  • Marinade: If you prefer to marinate the roast before grilling our Best Beef Marinade (with soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic) or our Fajita Marinade (olive oil, orange juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, brown sugar) are both great options. 
  • Shredded Beef Tacos: If you prefer shredded beef, cook the roast to 165°, place in a foil packet and cook until roast reaches 200°. Pull the beef roast apart with forks. 
  • Leftovers: Store leftover beef in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat: Cook roast slices in a cast iron skillet with beef broth or a bit of water over medium-high  heat, stirring until heated through.

Additional Topping Ideas for Easy Mexican Beef Tacos

More Mexican Recipes to Try

  • Grilled Chicken Enchiladas are one of our favorites to make on the grill and has to go on your menu the next time you are craving enchiladas.
  • Smoked Brisket Tacos is one of our most requested Mexican shredded beef taco recipes. This is our go-to menu for birthdays and celebration dinners.
  • Fried Chicken Burritos makes a great meal when we are craving Mexican food. Made with smoked chicken, rice and pinto beans with a sour cream sauce. 
Platter of 2 tacos with sliced roast beef, salsa.

Pick up a nice chuck roast and add this Grilled Chuck Roast Tacos recipe to the menu if you are looking for new recipes to change up your dinner time routine. 

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Grilled Chuck Roast Tacos

Grilled Chuck Roast Tacos are the best addition to any Mexican inspired dinner. Tender, juicy and flavorful beef tacos loaded with all of your favorite taco toppings is sure to please the whole family.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Beef
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef tacos, carne asada, chuck roast tacos
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 898kcal
Author: Milisa

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pound beef chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup steak rub
  • 16 small flour tortillas or taco shells
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa fresca
  • sour cream
  • candied jalapenos
  • fresh cilantro optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Set Steak out and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, coating both sides. Sprinkle dry rub over both sides. 
  • Prepare a grill fire to 350°. We are cooking on the Big Green Egg with lump charcoal and hickory chunks for smoke flavor with an extender for indirect heat. 
  • Place the seasoned chuck roast onto the grill grate and cook with the lid closed for 1 hour to one hour 30 minutes depending on the size of the roast. Use a digital meat thermometer, cooking until roast reaches an internal temperature of 140°. This will create the most tender slices that will taste like a medium steak.
  • Remove roast from the grill onto a baking sheet and rest 10 minutes before slicing. 
  • Move to a cutting board and make thin slices with a sharp knife.
  • Serve with soft tortillas, tostadas or taco shells along with your favorite toppings like, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce, salsa fresca, cilantro and candied jalapenos.

Notes

Marinade: If you prefer to marinate the roast before grilling our Best Beef Marinade (with soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic) or our Fajita Marinade (olive oil, orange juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, brown sugar) are both great options. 
Shredded Beef Tacos: If you prefer shredded beef, cook the roast to 165°, place in a foil packet and cook until roast reaches 200°. Pull the beef roast apart with forks. 
Leftovers: Store leftover beef in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Reheat: Cook roast slices in a cast iron skillet with beef broth or a bit of water over medium-high  heat, stirring until heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 898kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 825mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g

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