Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by Anne-Marie
Looking for crock-pot goat recipes? This shredded slow cooker goat recipe is ideal for goat tacos.
Why this recipe works
Looking for goat meat recipes? If you are, this Slow Cooker Goat recipe with its chilis in adobo, smoked paprika, and Worcestershire sauce, gives a nice, smoky taste to your meat of choice.
I came up with this Slow Cooker Goat recipe during a recipe challenge using Jen from Bean Town Baker’s recipe for Crockpot Pulled Chicken.
However, if goat isn’t your thing, you can use this versatile recipe with beef, chicken, or pork.
Why make a slow cooker goat recipe?
If you know my recipe for carne asada, I created it because I once had a bunch of mountain goat to cook up.
Mountain goat is so tough it’s practically inedible unless made into sausages or cooked in a crock pot.
Luckily domestic goat isn’t as tough as mountain goat. However, it’s still quite tough. (Here are 10 Goat Cooking Tips.)
But you won’t need to make crock-pot goat for quite as long. I’m guessing 8-10 hours should be fine.
When I made mountain goat I actually cooked it overnight for almost a full 24 hours!
How to make slow cooker goat
1. Line your 6-quart crock-pot with slow cooker liners. Now that I use these liners, I no longer have to soak my crock-pot overnight and scrub with a scouring pad.
2. Stir tomato sauce, chilies, vinegar, agave nectar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder, and salt in the slow cooker until combined.
3. Add goat, onion, and garlic. Stir to cover the meat.
4. Put the lid on your crock-pot. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours until the goat can be pulled apart.
Check often to make sure it’s not getting dried out. If the liquid levels are getting low add some water, chicken stock or broth, or more tomato sauce.
5. When done, shred the goat meat with a fork right in the crock. Stir well then serve.
Pro tip: If it’s dinner time and the meat isn’t quite tender enough, you can always chop up the chunky pieces of goat with a sharp knife.
It’ll be cooked through, just not to the “shredding point.” Better to feed the troops than have everyone starving until 10 o’clock at night!
Is this shredded goat recipe keto-friendly?
Both are no-calorie, all-natural sweeteners, low carb, and keto-friendly.
How to make great goat tacos
I love making goat tacos. I serve the shredded goat meat on warm soft corn tortillas, street taco style.
You can prepare a bunch of toppings in little bowls set out on the counter buffet style, so everyone can make their own shredded goat meat tacos.
Here are just a few of the toppings to have on hand to make tasty tacos:
● diced tomatoes
● avocado slices
● chopped red onions
● chopped fresh cilantro
● shredded Mexican-style cheese
● crumbled queso fresca
● wedges of lime
● non-fat plain Greek yogurt (a healthy alternative to sour cream)
How to prepare tortillas
To soften corn tortillas, heat them on a non-stick frying pan on medium heat.
So they don’t dry out in the oven, I like to keep my warmed tortillas in an insulated fabric pouch tortilla warmer.
You can also use fabric tortilla warmers to microwave tortillas. But I find if you do a bunch at a time, they stick together.
So, it’s best to heat a few up on a pan and keep them warm in the pouch.
Easy side dishes and drinks
Serve slow cooked goat with this Easy Mexican Rice Recipe, which only takes 10 minutes to make.
More ways to serve up crock-pot goat
Here are some more ways to serve pulled goat besides making pulled goat tacos:
Slow Cooker Goat Taco Bowls. Serve the shredded goat white or brown rice or quinoa with salsa, cheese, cilantro, green peas, etc.
Slow Cooker Goat Burritos. Use some of the different vegetables and toppings you use in Slow Cooker Goat Tacos.
Crock-Pot Goat Breakfast Hash. Leftover slow cooker goat can be reheated in a skillet along with onions, and potatoes. Top with some cheese, hot sauce, salsa, and cilantro.
Place a sunny side egg on top. Makes an awesome weekend breakfast or brinner dish!
Low Carb Crock-Pot Goat Breakfast Bowl. Mix shredded goat with riced cauliflower florets, and beaten eggs. Add some shredded cheese, salsa fresca, and sliced avocados.
Soup. If you have leftover goat, use it in this 30-Minute Pozole Recipe.
Using this crock-pot recipe with other meats
If you’re using this goat crock-pot recipe with chicken, slow cook it for five to six hours.
For beef or pork, cook in your slow cooker for six to eight hours.
The goat, chicken or beef is done when you can pull it apart with a couple of forks.
More shredded and pulled meat recipes
Love making shredded and pulled meat recipes? Then try these out:
- 1 14-ounce can tomato sauce
- 3 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely minced
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup agave nectar, powdered monk fruit, or Swerve Sweetener
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons smoked or regular paprika
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 pounds goat meat
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Stir tomato sauce, chiles, vinegar, agave nectar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder, and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker to combine.
- Add goat, onion, and garlic and stir to cover meat thoroughly.
- Put the lid on and cook on low until the goat can be pulled apart, 8-10 hours. Check to make sure the liquid levels are not getting low. If so, add some water, chicken stock or broth, or more tomato sauce.
- When done, shred the goat with a fork right in the crock. Stir well then serve.
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Serving Size:6 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 748mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 48g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally posted on November 7, 2011 and February 20, 2017.
Updated with new pictures and information.