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Servings: 10

Easy Barbacoa Recipe Slow Cooker

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 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.
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  • 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


  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).

Course: Main

Nutrition Information

Calories: 258, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 721mg, Potassium: 501mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 26g, Vitamin A: 135%, Vitamin C: 3.2%, Calcium: 41%, Iron: 3.5%