Slow cooker barbacoa beef

You can leave this barbacoa beef in the slow cooker during the day if you’re entertaining. Serve in lettuce cups, tacos, or over rice with vegetables

  • Prep:1 hrs 30 mins
    Cook:8 hrs
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 50
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 0.5g
  • sugars 0.4g
  • fibre 0.3g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.07g


  • 3 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 100ml cider vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 500ml low-salt chicken stock
  • 1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1kg brisket, cut into large pieces
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces, jalapeño chilli slices and half-fat crème fraîche


  1. Heat the slow cooker if necessary. Put the chipotle paste, red onion, garlic, cloves, lime juice and cider vinegar into the slow cooker and stir until combined. Add the bay leaves and stock and then put the beef on top. Use a pair of tongs to turn the meat over a few times in the sauce.

  2. Put the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on High for 1 hour and then Low for 8 hours or until the meat shreds easily when you pull it apart with 2 forks.

  3. Serve with the lettuce cups and jalapeño chilles and crème fraîche.

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