Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 10 large chunks. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear meat, half at a time, on all sides. Transfer meat to a 3-1/2-to-4-quart slow cooker.
Make this slow cooker beef barbacoa ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. That way, your meal is ready when you are.
Servings and Ingredients
|Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa|
|1 (4-lbs.) boneless beef chuck pot roast|
|2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil|
|4 to 5 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce|
|½ c. Hy-Vee 50%-less-sodium beef broth|
|¼ c. fresh lime juice|
|3 tbsp. Hy-Vee apple cider vinegar|
|1 ½ tbsp. Hy-Vee ground cumin|
|4 tsp. minced dried garlic|
|1 tbsp. Hy-Vee dried oregano|
|½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground cloves|
|Beef Barbacoa Bowls|
|2 c. Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa|
|½ tsp. Hy-Vee crushed red pepper|
|6 c. shredded romaine lettuce|
|1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved|
|1 c. avocado, pitted, peeled, sliced|
|¼ c. red onion, sliced|
|¼ c. radishes, sliced|
|¼ c. Cotija cheese, crumbled|
|8 Lime wedges, for garnish|
Things To Grab
- Large skillet
- 3-1/2-to-4-quart slow cooker
- Medium saucepan
- Medium bowl
- 4 serving bowls
Place chipotle peppers in a blender. Add broth, lime juice, vinegar, cumin, garlic, oregano, black pepper, and cloves. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour over meat in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
Remove meat from slow cooker, reserving cooking juices. Cool meat for 10 minutes. Shred meat using two forks; discard fat.
Place 2 cups shredded beef and juices in a medium saucepan; reserve remaining beef for another use. Sprinkle crushed red pepper over beef and heat through.
Toss romaine with cherry tomatoes; divide mixture among 4 serving bowls. Spoon shredded beef and juices on top. Divide avocado, red onion, radishes, cheese, and lime wedges among bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 31g
- Cholesterol: 165mg
- Sodium: 270mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 15g
- Protein: 58g