Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
1 (2-3 lb) beef chuck roast trimmed of excess fat, cut into 8-10 pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup mild red enchilada sauce
2 4 oz. cans MILD chopped green chiles
2 chipotles in adobo sauce (more or less to taste) minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (depending on how "smoky" you like it)
1 TBS EACH ground cumin, dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1 tsp EACH garlic powder, onion powder
1/2 tsp EACH chili powder, smoked paprika
1/4 tsp EACH ground cloves, ground cinnamon
2 bay leaves
Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once very hot, add cubed beef
and sear on all sides. Transfer beef to a 6 qt (or larger) slow cooker along with all remaining
ingredients. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours or on LOW for 6-8
hours, OR until the beef shreds easily with a fork.
Remove beef to a cutting board (do NOT discard juices in slow cooker), shred, and add back to
slow cooker and toss with slow cooker juices. Cook on low for 20 minutes for beef to absorb juices.
Add additional hot sauce, lime juice or brown sugar to taste.
Remove beef with a pair of tongs to serving bowl or strain in colander for tacos, burritos,
enchiladas, etc.... If you would like “saucier” beef, add additional enchilada sauce.
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