Chipotle Beef Barbacoa

This Chipotle Beef Barbacoa recipe blends the perfect mix of herbs and spices for a sensational main dish.

Prep Time: 15 mins   Cook Time: 4 hrs

Traditionally, Beef Barbacoa is made over an open flame in a pit, but this Chipotle Beef Barbacoa is easier to make because it uses a slow cooker (crock pot). Our Chipotle Beef Barbacoa recipe combines the right mixture of herbs and spices, providing a sensational main dish. One serving has 4 proteins and .2 tsp of sugar, keeping you on track with your weight loss journey.


Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins


  • 2-3 lbs Beef brisket or chuck roast
  • ½ Cup beef broth
  • 2 Medium chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 5 Cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • ½ tsp Ground cloves (optional)
  • 2 Whole bay leaves


  1. Combine herbs and spices
    Combine the broth, chiles, garlic, apple cider vingegar, lime juice, oregano, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, and ground cloves in blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Combine
    Place beef chunks in slow cooker. Pour puree mix on top and add bay leaves.
  3. Slow cook
    Cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 on low.
  4. Rest beef
    Remove bay leaves. Shred meat and stir into the juices.  Cover and rest 5-10 minutes.  Allow beef to absorb more flavor. 

Nutrition Info:

Serving Size: 4 servings