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Hot Charley's Mexican Style Meat


  • 4 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups diced green chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup Pepper Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Water as needed


  1. Trim the roast of any excess fat and season with the salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, then sear the meat on all sides. 
  2. Transfer the roast to a slow cooker. Add the onion, chile peppers, chili powder, cayenne pepper, hot pepper sauce and garlic powder. Add enough water to cover 1/3 of the roast.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook on high setting for 6 hours, checking to make sure there is always at least a small amount of liquid in the bottom. 
  4. Reduce heat to low setting for 2 to 4 hours, or until meat is totally tender and falls apart. Reserve any remaining liquid for a sauce and thicken, if desired.