This delicious chipotle dish is paleo friendly and a crowd pleaser. Serve in taco or burrito shells with cilantro-lime rice, black beans, salsa, cheese, and your other favorite toppings for a great Mexican-inspired meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice open chile peppers and remove most of the seeds. Discard seeds and stems. Roughly chop and transfer to the bowl of a food processor.

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  • Add onion, lime juice, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, cumin, salt, and oregano to the peppers; pulse until smooth.

  • Place beef roast into a slow cooker and spread pureed mixture over top. Add broth, bay leaves, and cloves.

  • Cover and cook on Low until beef is tender and can be easily pulled apart with a fork, about 7 hours.

  • Remove beef from the slow cooker and shred meat. Return meat to the slow cooker, cover, and cook for 1 more hour. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Cook's Note:

Use fewer peppers (and remove more seeds) for a milder flavor.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 51.7mg; sodium 513.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2020
Tasted fantastic! Just like Chipotle Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2020
This was good, but the flavor of clove and cumin was a bit overpowering. I might try it again with less of those ingredients and see if we like it better. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
06/19/2020
The cloves were overpowering and this tastes nothing like chipotle. I recommend to not wast your time and to find a different recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2020
Tasted fantastic! Just like Chipotle Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/26/2020
No one liked it. Doesn’t have good flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2020
I always eat barbacoa at chipotle. This is not that. It is good, but not copycat chipotle barbacoa. I found a different recipe to try next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2020
Great flavor and spice is easy to adjust if you like it hotter or a little more mild. We used it to make tacos, which we topped off with fresh cilantro. Will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2020
Used boneless chuck. Wonderful flavors. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2020
This was good, but the flavor of clove and cumin was a bit overpowering. I might try it again with less of those ingredients and see if we like it better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2020
Yum! I made it low-FODMAP with garlic oil and the green parts of green onions and it was fab on nachos! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2020
I thought this was excellent and so did my hubby. I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch. I couldn't find dried Chipotles, so substituted with Pasilla Chilies. I also used 3/4 tsp ground cloves because I didn't have any whole cloves. This was a fun and delicious meal! Thank you! Read More
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