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 extra Crock Pot 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. 🙂

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  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. 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 1x
  • Category: Crock Pot, Beef,

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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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46 Responses
  1. Best Paleo Diet

    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.

    1. Krista

      Very interesting! I know a few of the readers who have tried this in a pressure cooker with much success. Hope your version turns out!

  2. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    I am so sad for you about your migraines! That is so miserable and unfair 🙁 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 😉

    1. Krista

      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! 🙂

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