Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Use this tender, juicy and flavorful meat in tacos, sandwiches, burritos and more!

15 min
08 hrs 15 min


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 (2- to 2 1/2-pounds) beef chuck roast

2/3 cup beef broth

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over high heat. Sear beef on all sides 5 minutes or until dark brown and crust begins to form. Place meat and pan drippings into 4-quart slow cooker.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all remaining ingredients in bowl; stir to combine. Pour over meat in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8-9 hours or High heat setting 4-6 hours, or until meat pulls apart easily with fork.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove meat from slow cooker. Pour juice from slow cooker through strainer into bowl. Return 1 cup juice to slow cooker, discarding fat and remaining juice.

  4. STEP 4

    Pull beef into shreds using two forks. Return shredded beef to slow cooker. Serve as desired.


31Fat (mg)
170Cholesterol (mg)
440Sodium (mg)
1Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
42Protein (g)


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