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Slow-Cooker Barbacoa

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"You will think you went to your favorite Mexican chain restaurant when you try this simple slow-cooker barbacoa recipe!"
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4 h 10 m servings 206
Original recipe yields 14 servings


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  1. Combine vinegar, lime juice, chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, black pepper, salt, and cloves in a blender or food processor. Blend the sauce well.
  2. Place meat in a slow cooker and pour sauce on top. Add broth and bay leaves. Cover and cook on High for 4 to 6 hours without removing the lid.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can add the chicken broth to the sauce mix for convenience, but it leaves a stronger flavor when done separately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 206 calories; 14.9 1.5 15.4 59 285 Full nutrition

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This turned out pretty good. It was very tender. I love cumin but it did overpower in this recipe. I recommend scaling it back some.