Barbacoa-Style Shredded Beef

"Similar to Chipotle's® barbacoa. Great over nachos, in tacos, and burritos."

  • Prep time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook time: 8 Hours 4 Minutes
  • Ready in 8 Hours 39 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast, cut into 6 to 8 chunks
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 bay leaves

Directions

  • Season beef chunks with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cook on Low until beef is fork-tender, 8 to 10 hours.
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 22.9g
  • Saturated Fat: : 22.9g
  • Sodium: : 22.9g
  • Potassium: : 22.9g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 22.9g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 22.9g
  • Protein: : 22.9g
  • Sugars: : 22.9g
  • Vitamin C: : 22.9g
  • Iron: : 22.9g
  • Niacin: : 22.9g
  • Magnesium: : 22.9g

Footnotes

  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.