• 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 limes (juiced)
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NutritionView more



Calories850Calories from Fat550
Total Fat61g94%
Saturated Fat24g120%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat550
Total Carbohydrate7g2%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Ed 12 days ago
It’s okay. Using the meat for sandwiches, saucing it heavily for flavour. Acts as a vessel for sauce basically.
Definitely will be making this again!
djjfrjf 28 Jun
this recipe is very good
Guy 26 May
For UK - I recommend Sprite as the lemon lime soda (full fat) as it works better and has a stronger flavour than 7up and shock horror - 1.5x to double the amount of salt. Also really needed the lime juice at the end to give it the kick of citrus. Great in a wrap with some guacamole salad and chilli sauce.
Kris S. 27 Apr
Ok, not a lot of flavor
Don 27 Apr
It was good and made a great burrito with green verde sauce
Aycock 26 Apr
A hit with my whole family
Easy recipe but I did have to add more flavor such as citrus fruit and spices. Good base to work off of.
M 25 Apr
It is pretty good. Meat is tender and juicy. A little bland but I added onion powder to the crock pot. And with lime juice and garlic chili sauce at the end made it tasty
Emily C. 10 Apr
Turned out pretty bland, but would be good with a good mix of things like a rice bowl, salad, or burrito.
More of the same...wish there was more flavor. Maybe if the spices were added the last half hour.
Tom Gepson 20 Dec 2017
I loved this! Instead of just putting everything in the crockpot, I seasoned the roast first and then browned it quickly. Then, put it in with garlic and soda.
Jessy Banninga 10 Oct 2017
The recipe needed way more flavoring. It just ended up tasting like a bland and somewhat dry pot roast. After reading some comments, I have a good idea for how I might improve it if I make it again, though.
Angie V. 6 Oct 2017
This was a good way to make shredded beef on a busy day. But overall I felt the flavoring was plain. I was hoping for more taste. We ended up adding extra toppings and condiments for our own personal flavors and I wanted to meat to carry on it's own. It's not gross but lacked pizazz I guess
Smyrna Roman 25 Sep 2017
I followed the recipe exactly and used Sierra Mist. It definitely had alot of watery juice after cooking but was very tasty. We squeezed extra lime after shredding it to keep it moist.
Amy R. 24 Sep 2017
I am definitely not going to make this again. It was rather bland but had too much lime and chili at the same time.
Patricia D. 21 Sep 2017
Very tasty! I would make it again! It's good as a stew as well as in a sandwich!
Chrissy 21 Aug 2017
This tasted so bland, I should have made a stew instead
Lenna Scarsdale 3 Jul 2017
Made this tonight and it was a great hit with everyone!
Ann 2 Jul 2017
I modified the heck out of the original recipe. I used almost 6 lbs of beef chuck roast with the fat trimmed. I added Greek seasoning, minced garlic, cumin, Mexican seasoning with lime flavor (no limes available at the store), a jar of chipotle Mexican cooking sauce, 2 small cans of hot green chilies, cayenne pepper, sliced medium white onion, and a can of coke. I cooked it on high for about 6 hours. It smelled good from the beginning to the end. I shredded it and served it with tortillas and also on white rice. It lasted about 3 days and was gone. It was so delicious!!!
Shonia Struck 19 May 2017
I would say this was great for the beginners. I added my own touch of soda/wine. Added green onions to the meet and put sour cream on a tortilla added the meat then put salsa on meat and rolled up and added cilantro for flavor and my family LOVED it!
Thomas S. 14 May 2017
This turned out perfect! If it doesn't, then read the recipe again and try it again. I used fresh meat from a butcher, minced garlic, and a brand of soda from a health food store.
Krista Singleton 13 May 2017
Awesome! Perfect recipes for my tatste and requiremts! Great variety! Lots of Tastey drink ideas. Keep it up!
Rebecca Stoner 12 Mar 2017
very bland. It had too much juice and not enough flavor. we added several more spices and it made it mediocre.
Sheila B. 19 Feb 2017
This turned out really good. I added fresh chopped cilantro to the crockpot and served it with fresh cilantro on the side and lime wedges so if someone didn't want the lime they didn't use it. Had it with rice and the au jus from the pot. So tender and delicious.
Martha D 23 Jan 2017
Did not care for this recipe, the roast had no flavor. Wanted to use for nachos so I ended up adding more chilli powder, cumin and lime. Would not make again.
Christina J. 2 Jul 2016
It was okay, I was disappointed with the flavor. In the end I added bbq sauce and turned it into sandwiches.
Buddy B. 19 Jun 2016
I have made this multiple times for tacos and a sort of chili concoction, everyone loved it. I added more lime into it. Tossed in some veggies i.e. Onions, bell peppers etc. but the base of it is just a shredded beef recipe I believe, something to start off with and then use your imagination to make it your own.
Carrie S. 20 Apr 2016
I knew the recipe as written would be very bland for my family's taste, so I automatically upped the garlic and chili powder and added cumin, onion powder, and black and red peppers. I added only enough soda to cover the roast, too, which was far less than four cups. Ultimately, it was very saucey, and still very bland. It reminded us of a bad Italian beef in tortillas, even after adding cilantro, avocado, cheese and a good salsa. We don't regret trying it, but once was enough. UPDATE: I stored leftovers, removed from the juice, overnight and my opinion was greatly improved on day two with essentially the same trimmings (sub ranch dressing for avocado). Still pretty mediocre, but much better.
Breanna T. 13 Mar 2016
It's very dry once the excess fluid is drained. The meat just did not retain any of the moisture. Only the outside of the meat had any flavor before the lime was added. With the lime there is a very subtle hint of sweetness, but it gets completely lost in a taco with any other fixings added.