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Slow-Cooker Barbacoa

slow-cooker barbacoa Side
Slow-Cooker Barbacoa
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 8 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

This set-it-and-forget-it beef roast is as versatile as it is richly flavored—it gets a gentle, smoky heat from chipotle chiles. Serve it as-is with sides and then reinvent leftovers in everything from quesadillas to tacos and burrito bowls. It’s an easy way to set yourself up for days of delicious meals! MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 9, 2018
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

2
cups chopped red onions
2
tablespoons finely chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon ground coriander
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
to 3 lb boneless beef chuck roast

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix onions, chiles, garlic, taco seasoning mix, cumin, coriander and salt. Stir in broth.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef roast in oil 10 to 13 minutes, turning once, until browned on both sides. Transfer to mixture in slow cooker; turn to coat. Cook on Low heat setting 8 hours.
  • 3
    Transfer beef to cutting board; cool slightly. Shred beef, discarding any pieces of fat. Toss beef with 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Discard any remaining cooking liquid.

Expert Tips

  • Like it saucier? Toss beef with a little more of the braising liquid.
  • Make the barbacoa on Sunday, then use in tacos, tortas and bowls throughout the week.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/3 Cup
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
230mg
9%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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