A Mexican-style shredded beef that is slow cooked in spices and vegetables, and wrapped in a flour tortilla.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the roast, onion, bay leaves, black pepper, garlic powder, and vinegar in slow cooker; cover ingredients completely with water. Cover and cook on High setting until meat is very tender and falling apart, about 4 hours.

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  • Remove meat from slow cooker and discard liquids. Return meat to slow cooker; shred with fork and knife. Stir tomato sauce, chili powder, and salt into the shredded meat. Cover the cooker, and cook meat and sauce on High for an additional 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

291.7 calories; protein 22g 44% DV; carbohydrates 9.1g 3% DV; fat 18.8g 29% DV; cholesterol 77.3mg 26% DV; sodium 350.2mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2011
This turned out great, but I added a few ingredients to the sauce for added flavor; 1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1 chipolte pepper and a couple of dashes of hot pepper sauce. The flavor was fantastic and I would make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2016
It tastes good but more like a stew or bbq than barbacoa. Read More
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108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2011
This turned out great, but I added a few ingredients to the sauce for added flavor; 1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1 chipolte pepper and a couple of dashes of hot pepper sauce. The flavor was fantastic and I would make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
This was everything a slow cooker recipe is supposed to be: easy, not a lot of ingredients, and great outcome. Next time, I will probably brown the meat before adding to the slow cooker just to give it another layer of flavor. Great basic recipe that could easily be customized to be more spicy or more intense, depending on your flavor buds. This also would be a great dish to serve at a party - it appeals to many different palates. Thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2011
Slow clap. I used as a base, as i do most recpies I get. I love garlic, and spicy items. I modified it to fit my taste. I think without it it still would have been great. I love this and it showed me how to really cook the roast and have the true shred to the meat. Cant thank you enough. Exploding high 5. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
Great recipe!!! I had to alter it to fit into a weeknight menu as most people are not home to stop the cooking process after 4 hours. So what I did was follow the direction my only change was cook my meat on low for 8 hours. After that I followed the directions and returned it back to the crock pot for 1 hour on high... I also added a good amount of garlic salt to the meat when it was cooking on high, it gave it such great flavor.. This is an amazing recipe and tastes so wonderful!!!! You will be so happy you made it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2016
It tastes good but more like a stew or bbq than barbacoa. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
I followed all the instructions and after I tasted the paste I had second thoughts about putting it on the meat. I did not marinate just added paste and covered the pan. My 12lb brisket was in the oven 5hrs and 40 mins. I discarded the juices and made tacos with corn tortillas cilantro tomatoe Mexican crumbled cheese chopped onion lime juice and added homeade salsa! These were DELISHiOUS!! My Caucasian family loved them! Thanks a bunch for this great recipe! I will have pictures posted:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2011
This was very tender and moist. It was seasoned enough for our palates so I added additional garlic salt and some chipotle chili powder to liven it up a bit. We made burritos with it the first night, and used the leftovers in quesadillas! It's a great alternative to the standard pot roast! I'll definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2011
Super simple and easy. This is great in quesadillas tacos burritos etc. I followed the recipe exactly and it was fantastic!! I think next time I might add some chipotle in adobo for extra heat as I like it a little spicier than most. Excellent!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2011
Fantastic! Another hit with the entire family. Used a little less chili powder and cooked all day in the crock pot to give it that extra tenderness. Served with black beans and fideo. Perfect meal. Read More
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