This easy recipe for Chipotle Barbacoa is earthy, spicy, and full of authentic flavor. It is so easy to make, simmered to juicy perfection in the slow cooker.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword Chipotle Barbacoa, Slow Cooker Barbacoa
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours10minutes
3poundsbeef roasttrimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
¼cupapple cider vinegar
1can green chiles(4 ounces)
2chipotle peppers in adobo(2 actual peppers not 2 cans!)
4teaspoonsadobo sauce(from the same can)
In a food process or blender, add all seasoning ingredients and blend until smooth.
Place beef in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour seasoning mixture on top. Top with bay leaves.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours, until beef is fall-apart tender.
Remove beef from juices when done cooking. Shred with 2 forks, then return to juices for serving.
Nutrition facts are for about a 4 ounce serving.
This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.
Alternate cooking: 4-6 hours on HIGH.
Shred meat quickly by placing in a stand mixer on low for about 30 seconds.
Storage: Cover in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.Freezer Instructions: After cooking, allow to cool. Transfer to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3-6 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a hot skillet, or on a baking sheet in the oven at 350° for about 15-20 minutes, until heated through.