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Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

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

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15 min
Prep Time
08 hrs 15 min
Total Time


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.

Nutrition (1 serving)

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