Slow Cooker Barbacoa Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins

Quick and easy slow cooker barbacoa beef recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Juicy, tender beef melts in your mouth. Perfect filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas.

Servings: 8 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crockpot meal, mexican beef, mexican food
Calories: 422 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 4 pound Chuck roast Cut into large cubes, Brisket can also be used
  • 1/2 cup Beef broth Low sodium
  • 2-3 tbsp Lime juice Or lemon juice
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1-2 Bay leaves
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Oregano Dried, Preferably Mexican oregano
  • 1.5 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 3 Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce Must add 1 tbsp canned adobo sauce too


  1. Add all the ingredients in a crock-pot.

  2. Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours (You can cook on high for 3-4 hours but the best results come from low and slow cooking).

  3. Remove and discard bay leaves. 

  4. Shred with 2 forks and toss everything together. 

  5. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 313mg13%
Potassium 795mg23%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.