Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
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This is a tender, citrus kissed beef, with a hint of chipotle. This Barbacoa Beef is perfect for making tacos, or good enough to eat on it's own. If you like your beef with slightly crispy edges (like I do), place beef with strained juices into a broiler safe baking pain and broil meat for 2-3 minutes.
Recipe type: slow cooker, beef
Serves: 8 servings
  • 3 pound chuck roast, trimmed and cut into large chunks
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped (if you prefer your meat spicy, add 1-2 additional Tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  1. Place orange juice, lime juice, shallots, garlic, chipotle, cumin, and salt into a blender.
  2. Blend until mixture forms a thick sauce, set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chunks of beef to hot skillet and sear 1-2 minutes on each side.
  5. Place seared beef into a slow cooker.
  6. Pour sauce over beef.
  7. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours, until meat is tender and falling apart.
  8. Drain meat, keeping juices in a separate bowl.
  9. Skim fat from juices and add desired amount back to meat.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by With Two Spoons at