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Authentic Barbacoa Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 344
This Beef Barbacoa Recipe in the slow cooker is out of this world! By slow cooking the beef in a crock pot it not only makes cooking simple and easy, it also makes the beef barbacoa incredibly tender and easily shredded. The blend of seasonings and taste is deliciously balanced!



  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 white onion (chopped)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 6 chipotle chilis in adobo (chopped)
  • 8 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  • Pat chuck roast dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker Add the onion, beef broth, chipotle chilies, garlic, cumin, oregano, cloves, bay leaves, and lime juice and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred and serve in warm corn tortillas.
Calories: 344kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 7mg