Slow Cooker Barbacoa

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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 pounds boneless chuck roast (good quality)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (freshly minced)
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    Sodium89% DV2130mg
    Fat115% DV75g
    Protein151% DV77g
    Carbs2% DV6g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories1020Calories from Fat680
    Total Fat75g115%
    Saturated Fat28g140%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat680
    Total Carbohydrate6g2%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kenyatta Mitchell 3 months ago
    If you double even triple the liquid and reduce the salt, you will have a perfect meat for dinner.
    Shannon M. 3 months ago
    pretty good. I added a dash of Datil Pepper for an extra kick. cooked it on low for 6 hours.
    joyce 5 months ago
    excellent tasty spicy
    Amber Elwood 5 months ago
    delicious! I would make it again.
    Bethany L 5 months ago
    It turned out great! I didn’t add the salt because of previous reviews, and I’m glad I didn’t. It doesn’t need the salt. I also used 2 cups of low sodium beef broth instead.
    Nancy Lewis 5 months ago
    Great! Everyone loved it.
    Taylor 5 months ago
    Good easy meal, would make again
    Veronyka Sanchez 6 months ago
    Im in the process of making this, it smells amazing, but the time of this being done is way off, it says 55 minutes when clearly is not. I had this in the pot on High for almost 3 hours and its not close to being done!
    Elliott 6 months ago
    So good! I cut back a bit on the salt (maybe a tsp less than what's called for) to suit our taste and it was delicious...and very easy. Will definitely make this again.
    Cfernandez 6 months ago
    Delicious! My family loved this recipe! Will definitely be making again soon!
    Oris M. 6 months ago
    Excellent tasty meal the whole family loves!
    Smith 7 months ago
    This was a hit for the family. I added extra lime and lots of cumin and adobo seasoning. Super yummy and will make it again
    Carlton K 7 months ago
    I could have left my meat in longer but overall it was really good!
    Alyssa Solis 7 months ago
    Loved it. Easy to make
    Annalise Moss 8 months ago
    It turned out too salty but otherwise it was good.
    Natasha Galston 8 months ago
    Directions say to put a tbsp of salt - turned out too salty for my family. Next time will cut the salt and seasonings in half. I did double the amount of liquid. The house smelled great while it was cooking.
    Donlon 8 months ago
    Excellent. I found if you want to slow cook it all day in order for it to turn out as in the photo with plenty of juice you should double or maybe even triple the beef stock. But the recipe is delicious either way. Excellent idea to serve with pico de gallo in burritos.
    Dianne B. 8 months ago
    Turned out great. I added a can of adobo sauce, as well.
    Christian Conway 8 months ago
    I cooked this for the entire family and it was a hit! I used a little more broth than it called for and it was perfectly tender after 8 hours. It comes out a little salty so if you want to prevent that, just go light with the salt before you sear the meat. I will definitely be making this barbacoa again!
    Suzanne Flores 8 months ago
    I loved this recipe. The only thing is that it is a little too much salt for me
    Jill B. 9 months ago
    Will use this one again for a quick and easy taco night.
    Emtesha N. 9 months ago
    I made this last night for my family and it was great!! I added a few spices adobo paste and adobo seasoning and my family said Chipotle who?! We will definitely make this again...Soon!
    Victoria S. 9 months ago
    I added more spices and doubled the amount of broth the recipe called for. This dish was excellent and tender. I also let the limes cook in the meat for the last 40-60 minutes and it was delicious.
    Cayce G. 9 months ago
    Wonderful! Served with hatch chili tortillas and cheese.
    Jenny Contreras 9 months ago
    Holy moly my BF and I LOVED IT. The only thing we recommend is that only 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Other than that, AMAZING! I cooked it for 9 hrs instead of the 8 on medium, and it came out DELISHHH. I did put a cup of broth and I think it came out delicious! We will definitely make this again with some home made salsa. Goes great with cilantro, onion, lime, and some salsa for toppings. Y U M. Another note I would recommend is to trim off the fat. Anyhoo, happy cooking!
    Jason Garnham 9 months ago
    The barbacoa was delicious! I increased the broth to 1 cup because it seemed like it was a little dry after only using half a cup but that could have been the cut of meat I used too. We used it in tortillas with fresh veggies, and the cilantro and lime and it qas awesome! Plus, using it for wraps, you can easily get 8 or more wraps out of it. Definitely making it again.