Beef Barbacoa (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, or Stovetop) Recipe


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This easy shredded beef barbacoa made in the slow cooker is made with a spicy and smoky chipotle pepper sauce with onions and garlic. Authentic and delicious.

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List of Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs lean top round roast (trimmed)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth (or chicken broth)
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1 Blend the chipotles, chicken broth, cumin, oregano, onion, garlic, and lime juice in a blender to create the sauce.
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2 Cut the beef into 2-3 large pieces and trim off any excess fat (if trying to keep it light). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you have time or have a crockpot with a "sear" function, ser the beef for 2-3 minutes per side until it has a nice crust and is browned on all sides.
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3 Pour the sauce over the beef. Cook on low for 8 hours in the slow cooker until the beef is fork tender.
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4 Shred with a fork or chop into pieces. Cook an additional 10-20 minutes in the sauce to let the flavors combine. Enjoy!
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