Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

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"A Mexican-style shredded beef that is slow cooked in spices and vegetables, and wrapped in a flour tortilla."

Ingredients 6 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 292 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 399 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the roast, onion, bay leaves, black pepper, garlic powder, and vinegar in slow cooker; cover ingredients completely with water. Cover and cook on High setting until meat is very tender and falling apart, about 4 hours.
  2. Remove meat from slow cooker and discard liquids. Return meat to slow cooker; shred with fork and knife. Stir tomato sauce, chili powder, and salt into the shredded meat. Cover the cooker, and cook meat and sauce on High for an additional 2 hours.
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todd@toddvance.net
10/25/2011

This turned out great, but I added a few ingredients to the sauce for added flavor; 1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1 chipolte pepper and a couple of dashes of hot pepper sauce. The flavor was fantastic and I would make this again!

jensenly
6/20/2011

This was everything a slow cooker recipe is supposed to be: easy, not a lot of ingredients, and great outcome. Next time, I will probably brown the meat before adding to the slow cooker just to give it another layer of flavor. Great basic recipe that could easily be customized to be more spicy or more intense, depending on your flavor buds. This also would be a great dish to serve at a party - it appeals to many different palates. Thumbs up!

kskalsky
6/25/2011

Slow clap. I used as a base, as i do most recpies I get. I love garlic, and spicy items. I modified it to fit my taste. I think without it it still would have been great. I love this and it showed me how to really cook the roast and have the true shred to the meat. Cant thank you enough. Exploding high 5.