If you are looking for an amazing beef crockpot recipe then you are going to LOVE this Crock-pot Barbacoa Recipe! This slowcooker beef recipe combines two of my favorite things when it comes to cooking: Easy and Crockpot! This Crock-pot Barbacoa slow cooks all day and then gives you the most tender beef you have ever had when it is done.
If you are a fan of Chipotle Barbacoa then you are going to love being able to make this Barbacoa recipe at home!
Crock-pot Barbacoa Recipe
What is Barbacoa?
Barbacoa is a tender beef recipe that gets its name from the way it is cooked. Traditionally barbacoa is steam cooked meat (Beef, pork or goat) in an underground oven with spices and seasonings until the meat is tender and delicious.
Of course since we all don’t have underground ovens at our disposal, one modern way to cook barbacoa is using a slow cooker or crockpot.
Barbocoa meat is typically shredded after it is done cooking and used as a filling in Barbacoa tacos, Barbacoa burritos and other Barbacoa dishes.
What are the ingredients in Barbacoa?
Barbacoa is an easy slowcooker recipe to make. All you need is chuck roast, beef broth and a few spices, most of which you probably already have in your pantry.
How to Serve Barbacoa
After slow cooking this easy slowcooker beef recipe, you will have the most amazing, tender falling apart beef you have ever tasted!
Once you are done cooking your slowcooker Barbacoa in the crockpot you have a few options on how to serve it. Personally since I am low carb I put it in a bowl and top it with diced tomatoes, cheese and sour cream and make a Barbacoa burrito bowl or a Barbacoa taco bowl.
If you are not low carb this tender Barbacoa recipe is perfect inside of a soft tortilla topped with diced tomatoes, cheese and sour cream to make Barbacoa tacos. You can make Barbacoa burritos by using a burrito tortilla and filling it with slowcooker Barbacoa, mexican rice, diced tomatoes or salsa, cheese and sour cream or homemade guacamole.
You can also just eat this amazing and tender Barbacoa beef by itself with a fork because it is THAT good!
I love that this Barbacoa recipe is perfect for so many different ways of eating! This Crock-pot Barbacoa can be kept a Keto/low carb meal by turning it into a Barbacoa bowl by adding the toppings on top of it in a bowl. If the rest of your family is not keto/Low Carb they can add the tender beef Barbacoa into tortilla shells with their toppings. It is the perfect low carb family meal that keeps you on track and the family happy.
How to Make Crock-pot Barbacoa
Crock-pot Barbacoa Recipe
- Cut your beef into two inch chucks and place them into your crockpot.
- In a blender add the beef stock and chili and blend until the chili is in small pieces, poor this mixture into the crockpot.
- Stir the vinager, lime juice, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, and bay leaves into the crockpot.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Check your crockpot to see when the meat is tender.
- Remove the bay leaves and shred the beef with two forks.
- Serve in a salad or as the base of your tacos.
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