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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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    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.


    Brandon Dearth a month ago
    Great for the busy days! Didn’t have low sodium beef broth so I used normal can and cut way back on the kosher salt. Have made several times.
    JSilb 9 months ago
    Excellent, super tender meat & just enough flavor for each to spice up their own with salsa, extra lime, cilantro, etc
    E a year ago
    Just a normal roast to me and my husband. Was looking forward to using on sliders, and then as the meat for Mexican with the leftovers and it was really lacking flavor. I used a smaller roast than the recipe recommends and kept the same amount of everything else and it was pretty bland. Maybe I am missing something, but I followed the recipe exactly except for using a smaller roast 🤷🏼‍♀️
    Cheyenne a year ago
    I made the instant pot version, it was amazing. Everyone loved it!
    Edna Nava a year ago
    Great flavor! Was very delicious
    KB a year ago
    This was so so good. It was my first time making Barbacoa and it was a huge hit with the whole family. We served it with diced cilantro and onions, guac, and light cheese. So yummy. We will definitely make this again.
    Karen a year ago
    Delicious!!! Added three times the juice second time making it! Yum
    Logan Pille a year ago
    Ive made 5 really homemade dishes in my life .This dish was the one that made me realize i have the capability to make food better than its takeout equivalent. It sounds cheesy but this barbacoa saved my life
    Jen 2 years ago
    Tried this for a second time, definitely add more both. I didn’t sear the meat in the beginning and it turned out just fine. Was well cooked after 7 hours in my crockpot, probably could have done 6 hours on low.
    Ferdinand Beerling 2 years ago
    Perfect, added some more stock, but a delicious dish
    Harris 2 years ago
    This turned out to be super delicious! The only thing I added was about a tablespoon of minced garlic and a bit of crushed red garlic for the last hour. I also tripled the low-sodium beef broth. I served mine on tortillas with shreaded cheese and lettuce; and sauteed bell peppers and onions. I left out the cilantro because I can't stand the stuff. I also only used about 1/3 of a Tablespoon of salt. Thank God I read the reviews before making this recipe so I would know not to use a whole tablespoon. That is the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5. I could see someone else making this recipe without reading the reviews and being very disappointed.
    Rachel Coker 2 years ago
    De-lish. I cut out most of the salt and did trim the fat but that's just my preference. At the end of 8 hrs I added 2 cloves of garlic (minced) and 2 sliced jalapeños - fantastic flavor! Will absolutely make again. And again. And again.
    Ki 2 years ago
    Fantastic. I made cilantro lime rice, pico de gallo, and a corn mix to go on top. My husband loved it. Tasted just like Chipotle. I did double the liquid though per the other comments!
    If you double even triple the liquid and reduce the salt, you will have a perfect meat for dinner.
    Shannon M. 2 years ago
    pretty good. I added a dash of Datil Pepper for an extra kick. cooked it on low for 6 hours.
    joyce 2 years ago
    excellent tasty spicy
    Amber Elwood 3 years ago
    delicious! I would make it again.
    Bethany L 3 years 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 3 years ago
    Great! Everyone loved it.
    Taylor 3 years ago
    Good easy meal, would make again
    Veronyka Sanchez 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
    Delicious! My family loved this recipe! Will definitely be making again soon!
    Oris M. 3 years ago
    Excellent tasty meal the whole family loves!
    Smith 3 years 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 3 years ago
    I could have left my meat in longer but overall it was really good!
    Alyssa Solis 3 years ago
    Loved it. Easy to make
    Moss 3 years ago
    It turned out too salty but otherwise it was good.
    Natasha Galston 3 years 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 3 years 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.