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Barbacoa-Style Shredded Beef

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars
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"Similar to Chipotle's® barbacoa. Great over nachos, in tacos, and burritos."
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Ingredients

8 h 39 m servings 303
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Season beef chunks with salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef in batches; cook until browned, about 1 minute per side. Transfer beef to a slow cooker.
  3. Combine beef broth, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, and cloves in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Pour over beef in the slow cooker. Stir in bay leaves.
  4. Cook on Low until beef is fork-tender, 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Discard bay leaves. Remove beef and shred using 2 forks. Return beef to the slow cooker to marinate in the sauce for at least 10 more minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 303 calories; 22.9 2.6 20.3 77 150 Full nutrition

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This is the real deal. I used my Instant Pot Electric Pressure cooker / slow cooker. I trimmed the beef, cutting along the muscle and removed any grizzle and any large hunks of fat. Seared t...

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Worst barbacoa I've ever had

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This is the real deal. I used my Instant Pot Electric Pressure cooker / slow cooker. I trimmed the beef, cutting along the muscle and removed any grizzle and any large hunks of fat. Seared t...

I am rating this recipe because it deserves more reviews so people won't be scared to try it. Muy simple y muy delicioso. My BF, el taco snob, absolutely loved this! I recommend making some s...

I made this for homemade "street style" taco filling. My family and I loved this! The meat was super tender, juicy - melts in your mouth .. just awesome! I will definitely be making this one ...

Great recipie.... Very flavorful and beef just fell apart!! My husband loved it, but be careful using 4 chipotle peppers even though very small ... They are very POTENT and makes for a very sp...

Holy Toledo! This was one of the most amazing dinners I've had in a long time!! Thank goodness I have some left for tomorrow!

Let's start by saying I don't care for the chipotle flavor much but my husband and brother said hands down the best tacos they have ever had! And not to brag but I make some fire pork tacos. My ...

Amazing and easy! I don't have a slow cooker so covered it with foil in a glass baking dish, oven at 250 for 6 hours. Took it out to shred, recover and cook for 1 more hour. Can't handle too muc...

Easy and fantastic. Used only one chili since my kids don't like things too spicy.

This was delicious! The aroma overtook my husband, and he had a taste before it was done cooking. My only edit...It cooked in about six (6) hours instead of the amount listed for the slow coo...