These easy Slow Cooker Barbacoa Short Rib Tacos are cooked to perfection in the crockpot for tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat! Each taco is filled with juicy balsamic flavor and topped with fresh cilantro, onion and avocado for the ultimate bite every time.
- 2 tablespoon of course sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon of dried sage
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
Short Rib Tacos:
- 2–3 lbs. of beef short ribs
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
- ½ cup of balsamic vinegar
- 5 whole dried apricots
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 red onion, roughly chopped
- 20 jicama tacos
- 2 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup diced fresh cilantro
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- In a small bowl, add course sea salt, dried rosemary, dried sage, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, and ancho chili powder. Stir to mix.
- Pat the short ribs dry with a paper towel.
- Generously rub the spice mixture onto both sides of the short ribs.
- Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Add the short ribs to the pan, sear each side for 2-3 minutes until they have slight browning.
- Add the seared short ribs directly to the Crock Pot.
- Next add tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, dried apricots, garlic cloves, and red onion to the Crock Pot.
- Cover and let cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours. (or on low for 6-8 hours)
- Remove short ribs from the crock pot and shred the ribs using two forks. Place the meat back into the Crock Pot with the sauce. Stir the meat around.
- Serve short ribs on a jicama taco and top with fresh avocado, cilantro, red onion slices, and a wedge of lime.
- Serving Size: 3/4 cup of meat
- Calories: 168
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 52 mg
- Fat: 12 g
- Saturated Fat: 49 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 10 g
- Cholesterol: 43 mg
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