Tequila Lime Roast in the Slow Cooker #Recipe

by Danielle Reeves

Hey ya’all, Danielle here again! I have a confession: I’m totally addicted to my slowcooker! For us busy women (or men), it’s just a huge lifesaver. Throw a bunch of stuff in then forget about it a few hours, resulting in a delicious, homemade dinner? I’ll take it! This Tequila Lime Roast was so simple, and hubby loved it for his Father’s Day dinner!

Tequila Lime Roast (in the slowcooker!) / by www.BusyMomsHelper.com via 5MinutesForMom.com #roast #tequilalime #slowcooker

Since my hubby and I are huge foodies, I get kind of nervous on holidays that revolve around him, such as his birthday or Father’s Day. I would hate to ruin a meal on his special day! This year for Father’s Day he wanted a tender and juicy roast with lots of flavor. I automatically thought of using tequila, and went from there to make this so dang juicy and fall-apart amazing!

Honestly, I never used tequila for a red meat before, so was a bit hesitant to try it. I couldn’t believe the flavor, though! Seriously, this will have you begging for seconds (or thirds, as he did)! The other wonderful part? Slow-cooker = super easy for you!

Tequila Lime Roast (in the slowcooker!) / by www.BusyMomsHelper.com via 5MinutesForMom.com #roast #tequilalime #slowcooker

Notes: this was made in our 5-quart slow-cooker. You may need to adjust based on your slow-cooker size.


  • Large Roast (ours was about 5 lbs)
  • 1 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Tequila
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp. Cilantro
  • 1 small can (4 oz.) Green Chilis, diced
  • 1/2-1 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 tsp. Pepper


  1. Mix the Lime Juice, Tequila and Orange Juice in the slow cooker
  2. Combine the Cilantro, Green Chilis, Chili Powder, Garlic, Honey, Salt and Pepper in bowl. Rub this mixture all over your roast. Place the roast in your slow-cooker.
  3. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or on high 4-6 hours. Make sure it is fully cooked. Enjoy this flavorful, tender and juicy roast!

Tequila Lime Roast (in the slowcooker!) / by www.BusyMomsHelper.com via 5MinutesForMom.com #roast #tequilalime #slowcooker

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Danielle is the crazy momma of 4 behind Busy Mom's Helper. Married to her best friend & fellow nerd, totally addicted to Dr. Pepper and chocolate. Staying home with the kiddos keeps her busy, but she loves squeezing in time to create through the ups & downs of life . Now, if she could just figure out how to eat a candy bar without having to share, life would be even more fabulous!

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1 alicia k June 26, 2014 at 8:34 am

okay, this sounds AWESOME! I am pinning this recipe.


2 Katy June 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Bookmarked a! This will be the perfect “treat” meal for my husband! All his favorites in one dish? He’ll love the. Peppers and tequila! Thanks!


3 kristen mcclary June 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm

sounds so delicious i will definitely have to try this i love making roast in my crockpot. the honey will probably give it a new interesting flare


4 heather June 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm

This recipe sounds super yummy and easy to make I have got to try this one thanks for sharing.


5 Nicole Dz June 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Wow very unique and different flavor from what my family is use to but we love to try new recipes. And I love slow cooker recipes, the meat is always so tender and soft. And you can set it in the slow cooker and do other things, huge time saver.


6 Cheryl Free June 27, 2014 at 8:08 am

We’re teetotalers. I don’t think I’d buy liquor just to cook with.


7 Tammy S June 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

What a neat idea. I would never have thought to use tequila to cook with. Plus I love that you just have to put it in the crock pot. Thanks for the recipe!


8 Jessica H June 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

My fiance would LOVE this! Can’t wait to try it-yum!


9 Kathy stevenson June 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

My husband would love this!


10 Karen Glatt June 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

This recipe looks so delicious and I would love to make this and have it at one of my picnics that I have in the summer. Thanks for sharing.


11 Mahdi Martin June 28, 2014 at 2:25 am

That would be really good with Spanish rice and sautéed veggies. Yummy!


12 Rebecca Parsons June 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm

This looks so good, and love the unique flavors of it.


13 Barbara Montag June 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

This is a unique recipe – on my to make soon list.
thank you


14 Tina Marie June 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm

What a unique twist for roast. Thanks for sharing!


15 Meagan bs June 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

this look delicious! and easy, i should try it!


16 claudia m July 1, 2014 at 1:32 am

sounds tasty and I love to use my Slow Cooker in the Summer time = no hot kitchen ;) thanks!


17 Shari Alligood July 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I love this! thanks for sharing I’m adding it to my list of recipes to try!


18 Lisa Brown July 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

looks good, probably has an interesting taste


19 Michelle July 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

This looks delicious! We’ve tried something similar but with skirt steak. This sounds amazing!


20 Tammy Woodall July 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I’ve never come across a Recipe with Tequila and Roast in the same recipe. The fact that you cook it in a Slow Cooker is even better. This Roast looks so delicious – it makes your mouth water. I pinned it to my Food Board so I wouldn’t lose the recipe so I could share it with my Mom. Thanks.


21 AM July 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

looks mouthwatering!!! i want some right now!


22 Birdiebee July 6, 2014 at 3:00 am

What an interesting recipe for slow cooker roast. It sure looks good but would never have thought to use Tequila in a roast recipe.


23 Sarah L July 6, 2014 at 10:43 pm

What great flavors in your roast. And simple. I like that.


24 angie July 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm

love good eats this sounds awesome so yummy


25 s riches July 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

Good food, a slow cooker and tequila! How could you go wrong!


26 Suzanne July 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

This really sounds good…and easy too! My kind of recipe!


27 Jill Myrick July 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

This looks amazing and I bet it taste just as good as it looks !
I will definitely be trying this the next time that I cook a roast. I love trying new recipes and fortunately so does my family.


28 Holly T July 9, 2014 at 1:33 am

Nom nom sounds amazing!


29 Lorayne Gothard July 9, 2014 at 3:33 am

Wow this looks great!! My husband would love it. I am going to pin it and give it a try!! Thank you


30 Michelle S July 9, 2014 at 9:29 am

Sounds like a good recipe, but I’m allergic to all alcohol, even if food is cooked with it.


31 kathy pease July 9, 2014 at 10:11 am

I love my slow cooker too it sure frees up a lot of time. This looks so delicious and I will have to give it a try as I have never made a roast in my slow cooker yet


32 RICHARD HICKS July 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I bet it tastes wonderful. Printed this one out to try in the near future.


33 Thomas Murphy July 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Look really good!


34 Buddy Garrett July 9, 2014 at 11:34 pm

The recipe sounds delicious. We like cooking in our slow cooker because it saves time making delicious meals.


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