Easy Barbacoa Recipe – Slow Cooker

Easy Barbacoa Recipe Slow Cooker – tender slow cooked beef, easy to make, less expensive and tastier than the one I’ve had at a popular restaurant. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #RediscoverLaMorena

A rice bowl made with Slow Cooker Easy Barbacoa recipe with black beans brown rice lime salsa avocado tomatoes.Easy Barbacoa Recipe – Slow Cooker – beef chunk roast (or brisket), slowly cooked until tender, with an amazing combination of flavors – cumin, garlic and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

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Easy Barbacoa Recipe – Slow Cooker – beef chunk roast (or brisket), slowly cooked until tender, with an amazing combination of flavors – cumin, garlic and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

This is not an authentic Barbacoa recipe, but it is the way I make it, with ingredients, that are easy to find. It requires minimal prep work, just add the seasoning and let the slow cooker do the work. All you need to do is shred the beed and sear it (optional). Then serve on a rice bowl, burritos or tacos.

Looking for similar recipes? You may also like this Shrimp Rice Bowl Recipe, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls .

These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Carnitas taste amazing!

 

This Easy Barbacoa Recipe Slow Cooker is perfect for meal planning. Just make it on the weekend and you can have your lunch ready during the week.

Juicy tender easy slow-cooker Barbacoa recipe. Beef with sauce in a crock pot, topped with cilantro.

I served it with brown rice, black beans, salsa verde, tomatoes and topped with cilantro. Feel free to serve it with your favorite stuff.

So how do you make Barbacoa Beef?

What kind of meat do you use?

What seasoning to use for Barbacoa?

How to cook it, so it melts in your mouth? I have the answers to all these questions for you.

To make Barbacoa Beef, you can use a slow cooker, pressure cooker or slowly braise it in a Dutch oven  (or another pot) for hours.

Rice bowl Chipotle Style made with this Easy Barbacoa Recipe. Tender Barbacoa Beef Chunk Roast in a bowl with rice, beans, avocado, lime, salsa and tomatoes.

I’ve only tried the slow cooker method and it works great for me. This is what makes the beef very tender – slow cooking.

Since this is not an authentic recipe, the easiest way to make Barbacoa at home is to use beef brisket of beef chuck roast.

Shredded easy barbaoa recipe - slow cooker, meat on a cutting board chipotle peppers in adobo.

For the seasoning I use salt and pepper, cumin, oregano, garlic, onion, stock (vegetable or beef), bay leaf and Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce ( I used LA MORENA®).

The LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce are what brings an amazing flavor to this dish.

Anytime I make a Mexican (Latin) inspired dish I love using LA MORENA® products. Their products ahem been around for years and continue to provide excellent flavors to cooks like me.

Since I enjoy experimenting with recipes, it is important to use high quality products that inspire me to try new flavors. LA MORENA® is just perfect for that. Their products help me rediscover my  love for cooking simple, but flavorful dishes like this Easy Barbacoa Recipe Slow Cooker.

La Morena chipotle peppers in Adobo in a can. Perfect for easy slow cooker barbacoa beef.

I usually try to have LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce and Whole Jalapeños in my pantry for the times when I need to rediscover myself with a recipe like today’s on.

A jar of La Morena Chipotle Peppers In Adobo, used to make easy slow cooker barbacoa recipe.

This time I had to go to the store and get some. I get my LA MORENA products at my local Jewel Osco Store (I live in the Chicagoland). They are located at the Hispanic aisle.

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Easy Barbacoa Recipe Slow Cooker
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr 10 mins
 

Easy Barbacoa Recipe Slow Cooker - tender slow cooked beef, easy to make, less expensive and tastier than the one I've had at a popular restaurant.

Course: Main
Servings: 10
Calories: 258 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 lb beef chuck roast or brisket
  • 1/4 cup lime juice or lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion small, quartered
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup broth chicken, vegetable or beef
Instructions
  1. Cut beef into 2x2 inch pieces. Season with salt, pepper, cumin and oregano. Place in a slow cooker.

  2. Add lime juice, Bay leaves, chipotle chilis in adobo and broth.  Add garlic and onion. Cook on high for 6-7 hours, until tender.

  3. Remove meat and transfer to a cutting board. Shred with 2 forks.

  4. Strain the cooking liquid and reserve all or some of it foe serving.

  5. Return meat to the pot and keep it warm.

  6. Optional: To crisp up the meat, before you serve it, you can heat 2 tbsp oil on a skillet and lightly brown it for 2 minutes per side, turning once).

Nutrition Facts
Easy Barbacoa Recipe Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 721mg 30%
Potassium 501mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 19.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.