7 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Barbacoa Recipes
Barbacoa, an ancestor of today's "barbecue," is known for its melt-in-your-mouth texture and bold flavor. Make restaurant-quality barbacoa in the comfort of your own home with these top-rated recipes, from a paleo-friendly Chipotle copycat to versions you can make in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find a new favorite in this collection of our best barbacoa recipes.
Copycat Chipotle Beef Barbacoa
Barbacoa-Style Shredded Beef
Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
This tender and juicy shredded chuck roast cooks low and slow (about six hours, to be exact) in flavorful spices like garlic powder, chili powder, and black pepper.
Instant Pot Barbacoa
Sweet Pulled Pork Barbacoa
Made with pork instead of beef, this barbacoa is the perfect set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker meal. What's the unexpected secret ingredient? A can of Dr. Pepper!
Southern Texas-Style Beef Barbacoa
Seasoned with oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, and ground cumin, this Southern-style barbacoa is as flavorful as it is juicy.