Barbacoa-Style Shredded Beef

Submitted by: admin on April 10, 2020

8 servings


1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast, cut into 6 to 8 chunks
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 bay leaves


Season beef chunks with salt and pepper on all sides.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef in batches; cook until browned, about 1 minute per side. Transfer beef to a slow cooker.

Combine beef broth, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, and cloves in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Pour over beef in the slow cooker. Stir in bay leaves.

Cook on Low until beef is fork-tender, 8 to 10 hours.

Discard bay leaves. Remove beef and shred using 2 forks. Return beef to the slow cooker to marinate in the sauce for at least 10 more minutes before serving.


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