Copycat Chipotle Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Tired of making the drive over to Chipotle just to spend $10 on a salad or bowl?! Try this recipe and eat like a king all week! (And remember – guac isn’t extra at home!) – Copycat Chipotle Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef



  • 2 chipotle peppers (from a can) (minced) (plus some of the adobo sauce it sits in)
  • ½ bunch cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ medium red onion (cut into large chunks)
  • ½ head garlic (peeled and cloves smashed)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
  • 2 limes
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 3 ½ pounds beef chuck roast
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Taco/Burrito Bowl Ingredients: rice, shredded cheese, corn tortillas, diced onions, cilantro (minced), salsa, sour cream, guacamole, etc…



  1. Place the chipotle peppers and their sauce, cilantro, red onion, garlic, clove, salt, lime juice, and cider vinegar in your slow cooker.
  2. Cut the beef into 3-4 large pieces (to help it fit better in the slow cooker) and place on top of the mixture.
  3. Add beef stock to the slow cooker and place the bay leaves on top.
  4. Cook 8 to 10 hours on low.
  5. Once the meat is done cooking, use 2 forks to pull it apart.
  6. Place the shredded beef in a large bowl and ladle the cooking liquid over the top a few scoops at a time to keep it moist.
  7. Serve meat in tacos or as a burrito bowl. Enjoy!!!


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