Barbacoa Tacos

Barbacoa Tacos

Barbacoa Tacos

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hrs
  • Total Time: 8 hrs 10 minutes
  • Servings: 8 tacos

Barbacoa tacos are juicy, flavorful, and made easy with a slow cooker! Serve it up family style with toppings for the ultimate taco night.

Ingredients for Barbacoa Tacos

  • 4 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3-4 chipotles in adobo sauce, finely diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 3 bay leaves

Taco Ingredients

  • Tortillas
  • Diced onion
  • Avocado slices
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream or cheese, optional

Instructions for Barbacoa Tacos

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the bay leaves, to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  2. Use tongs to gently toss and mix it all together. Then add the bay leaves, and cover. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.
  3. The beef should be tender and fall apart easily when shredded with a fork. If it doesn’t shred easily, cook it a bit longer.
  4. Cooking beef barbacoa in a slow cooker.
  5. Remove the beef to a cutting board and use two forks to shred it.
  6. Shredding beef barbacoa on a cutting board.
  7. Place the shredded beef back in the slow cooker, give it a stir, and let it absorb the juices.
  8. Mixing beef barbacoa in a slow cooker.
  9. Use tongs to remove a serving of barbacoa from the slow cooker, top it on a tortilla, and garnish with diced onion, avocado, cilantro, and other toppings.

Nutrition in Barbacoa Tacos

Calories: 543kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 46g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 156mg, Sodium: 1075mg, Potassium: 923mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 354IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 6mg

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: Mexican

Barbacoa Tacos
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