Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat Recipe In A Slow Cooker (Low Carb, Paleo)

Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat Recipe In A Slow Cooker (Low Carb, Paleo)

This copycat Chipotle barbacoa recipe is made in a slow cooker (Crockpot) using only 10 ingredients. Healthy, easy, naturally low carb, paleo & gluten-free.

Ah, Chipotle – my love. I adore the chicken, the fajita veggies, but the beef barbacoa? To… Die… For. Especially with the fresh guacamole, for which I can never resist paying extra. “Why can’t you make this at home?” I wondered. It turns out, you can! My copycat Chipotle barbacoa recipe is one of the easiest dishes you can make in a slow cooker.

If you didn’t adore your Crockpot before, I think you will, after you find out you can make beef barbacoa just like Chipotle’s in it! The best part is that the prep time takes a total of five minutes. Simply puree together everything except the beef and bay leaf, pour the mixture over beef chunks in your slow cooker, place the bay leaf inside, and let your Crockpot do all the work.

I know what I will be making this Fourth of July!

  1. Combine the broth, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, dried oregano, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, and ground cloves in a blender (everything except the beef and bay leaves). Puree until smooth.
  2. Place the beef chunks in the slow cooker. Pour the pureed mixture from the blender on top. Add the (whole) bay leaves.
  3. Cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low, until the beef is fall-apart tender.
  4. Remove the bay leaves. Shred the meat using two forks and stir into the juices. Cover and rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the beef to absorb even more flavor. Use a slotted spoon to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g17%
Total Carbohydrates 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A3%
Vitamin C3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Net carbs per serving: 1g


Posted on July 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm
Elizabeth Corvello | Category: Recipes and Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,