Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa

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A tender juicy Spicy Chipotle Beef Barbacoa made in a crock pot to make dinner life easier!

Does anyone else get really bad migraines? They are just miserable right?

Over the past two weeks I have had a migraine 7 of those days!! {thats 50% of the time people} I thought I finally got rid of it on Friday and it came back again Sunday with vengeance and now I still have it. Ughh… relief please!

All that to say.. I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet because I’m not feeling great and this Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa is so good it really doesn’t need a lot of adjectives to prep it up.

I mean… look at it..

Its juicy, spicy, citrusy, beefy, herby, tender, dreamy, easy, and good with anything you put it on. {like how I slipped all those adjectives in there.. hehe}

Plus, everybody could use an extraΒ Crock PotΒ recipe right?

If you are not about THE BEEF and want to “Eat More Chick’n” then check out my 20 Healthy Chicken Recipes post from Monday. I promise you’ll be glad you did.

But if you would like to enter into the world of beefy tender juicy spicy deliciousness then … enter here and enjoy the ride! {for your safety please be sure to keep all arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times} Yeah, not sure what that was about, just go with it. πŸ™‚

To get started, lightly blend together 4 chipotle peppers from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, 2 tablespoons of adobe sauce, 1 bunch of cilantro, 1 red onion peeled and quartered, 1 whole head of garlic {peeled} and cloves smashed, 2 teaspoons of ground clove, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, the juice of 4 limes, and 1/2 cup of cider vinegar.

Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa #crockpot #beef #shredded #slowcooker #texmex

Pour mixture on the bottom of Β slow cooker. Place the brisket on top of this mixture.

Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa #crockpot #beef #shredded #slowcooker #texmex

Add 3 1/2 cups of chicken stock to cover the meat and place 5 dry bay leaves on top. Use tongs to move the meat around gently to combine everything. Put the lid on.

Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa #crockpot #beef #shredded #slowcooker #texmex

Cook on HIGH 5 -5.5 hours.Β Use two forks to shred.

Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa #crockpot #beef #shredded #slowcooker #texmex

Place shredded beef in large bowl and ladle cooking liquid over the top a few scoops at a time. You want the meat to hold the liquid but not swim in it.

Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa #crockpot #beef #shredded #slowcooker #texmex

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Crock Pot Chipotle Beef Barbacoa

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 5 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 5 cups of shredded meat
  • Category: Crock Pot, Beef,

Ingredients

  • 4 chipotle peppers (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce)
  • 2 tablespoon of adobo sauce from chipotle pepper can
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 whole head of garlic, peeled and cloves smashed
  • 5 dry bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 5 pounds beef brisket
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Lightly blend together chipotle peppers from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, adobe sauce, cilantro, red onion, garlic, ground clove, sea salt, lime juice, and cider vinegar.
  2. Pour mixture on the bottom of slow cooker. Place the brisket on top of this mixture.
  3. Add stock to cover the meat and place bay leaves on top. Use tongs to move the meat around gently to combine everything. Put the lid on.
  4. Cook on HIGH 5 -5.5 hours. Use two forks to shred.
  5. Place shredded beef in large bowl and ladle cooking liquid over the top a few scoops at a time. You want the meat to hold the liquid but not swim in it.

Notes

{Recipe from The Kitchn}

 

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50 Responses
    1. haha… might be a little messy but the messy things are always way worth it in the end. πŸ™‚ Go getcha those ingredients and have at it, you and your wife will love it!

  1. Yum this looks delicious. Pinned to my crock pot board. I’m the new weekly co-host at Let’s Get Real Blog Hop and would love for you to come and linkup tomorrow at 5PM EST. mypinterventures.com

  2. I adore Chipotle and sadly the closest I can get here in Costa Rica is Moe’s and even that’s about 30 minutes away. Sadly, my Crockpot broke last month, or I’d be all over this. It looks so delicious that I’ll probably try it in a pressure cooker.

    1. oH… yeah pressure cooker would totally work and break through the toughness of brisket. Major bummer on the slow cooker thing, definitely have to get a new one soon. πŸ™‚

      1. Krista, we made this last night in the pressure cooker and it was delicious. My husband’s not fond of spicy, but even he enjoyed it since I mildly cut down on the chilis. My toddler eats spicier food than he, and she liked it too! Thank you.

        1. Awesome!!! How long did you end up cooking it for in the pressure cooker? Sounds like I need to get one!

          Too funny that your toddler likes spicier food than your husband…haha!!! So glad you enjoyed it girl, enjoy the left overs. πŸ™‚ Thats my favorite part!

    1. I was nervous about brisket too, I’ve heard either hours in the oven or on the grill. Neither of which I have time to hoover over, but throw it in a crock pot and forget about it. That I do have time for. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy it girl!

  3. Wow! We normally only make meals like this on the weekend because of the time intensity of making the meat so tender. But made in a crockpot?? Now you’re talking! I love how flavorful and tender the meat looks! I would love to come home from work with this in my crockpot knowing that dinner will soon be served!! πŸ™‚

    1. Awesome Jenn, so glad to hear it! πŸ™‚ He will totally love it, can’t wait to hear what you think too! Thanks for the pin and well wishes girl. My migraine FINALLY went away.. yeah!!!

    1. Thanks Trish, the migraine finally went away. Praise the Lord, now just hoping it doesn’t come back. #fingerscrossed.

      Hope you get a chance to try it girl, I know without a doubt you will love it and think its ah-mazing!

  4. This looks incredible Krista! Love how you made it in a slow cooker – the meat looks so tender and flavorful and the adobe chipotle peppers sound awesome! Hope you feel better soon, migraines are no fun πŸ™

  5. I am so impressed that you were able to pull such a wonderful meal together with your head pounding. Hope you are better soon. Thank you for posting this to foodie friday.

    1. oh… thanks Diane! It was tough, but someone has to make the meal or we’d all starve around here, haha. So glad that I just had to throw it in and then the crock pot did the rest of the work. πŸ™‚ Win!

  6. I am so sad for you about your migraines! That is so miserable and unfair πŸ™ I hope you are feeling completely better now.

    I AM all about the beef, so this looks amazing to me. I’ve been to Chipotle a few times recently and wasn’t sure what the barbacoa was. Now I know, but now I’ll be making it at home instead of getting it there! This made an appearance in my crockpot roundup today, and I’ll be pinning it all over town too πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Andi! I am feeling much better, it finally went away. Praise the Lord!

      So glad you liked the recipe girl, and thanks for the feature in your roundup. So honored! Thanks for the social media love too, you basically are a rock star! πŸ™‚

  7. I was going to say I always make my very similar recipe in the pressure cooker. I was under the impression that pressure cookers can bring out the malliard effect in meas because of the temperature that it reaches. So i’d be curious to try it with the seared ox tail with chuck in the pressure cooker.

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