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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef | Creme de la Crumb

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Juicy, slow cooked beef in savory spices - perfect for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and all of your favorite Mexican dishes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Tiffany


  • 2 1/2 - 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 chipotle peppers, roughly chopped
  • 1 small white or yellow onion chopped
  • juice of 1 lime (2-3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup water or beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • optional: red onion, cilantro and lime wedges for topiing


  • Place chuck roast in a greased slow cooker. Whisk together vinegar, garlic, chipotle peppers, lime juice, beef froth, cumin, oregano, cloves, and salt and pepper. Pour over roast.
  • Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 6-8 hours. Shred with two forks and serve or freeze and thaw to use with all of your favorite dishes.