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Barbacoa- Beef Chuck Roast in the Slow Cooker

March 2, 2021 • 0 comments

Barbacoa- Beef Chuck Roast in the Slow Cooker



  • 1 beef chuck roast (2 to 4 lbs) Order HERE
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (or 4 Tbsp Chipotle sauce)
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken or beef broth


  1. Place roast and bay leaves in slow cooker.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients minus broth in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add broth; pulse to combine.
  3. Pour sauce over top or chuck roast.
  4. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove roast from slow cooker, cool slightly. Discard bay leaves and skim fat from cooking juices(optional).
  6. Shred beef with 2 forks; return to slow cooker.
  7. Serve in tortillas with your favorite fixings such as onion, cilantro, cheese and avocado.