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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Barbacoa Tacos

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The quantity will depend on how much meat you put in each taco. A moderate amount of 1/3 cup per taco will give you approximately 12 tacos for a 2 lb roast.
 

Tacos are pretty much one of the best foods.  Ever.  Need something quick for dinner?  These Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Barbacoa Tacos are perfect! Just 5 minutes to throw everything in a slow cooker will give you an amazing Barbacoa packed full of flavor! These tacos and quick and customizable to please even picky eaters. Check out the post for a time saving hack to shred all this beautiful meat! | Three Olives BranchBarbacoa is a meat such as beef that has been slow cooked with some spices and seasoning, then shredded.  I love using this shredded beef for tacos, but it is also fantastic in enchiladas or quesadillas.  You could even make it into a Mexican salad!

This post contains affiliate links.Just 5 minutes to throw everything in a slow cooker will give you an amazing Barbacoa packed full of flavor! These tacos and quick and customizable to please even picky eaters. Check out the post for a time saving hack to shred all this beautiful meat! | Three Olives BranchSlow cookers are the perfect tool to make delicious, home-made meals during the week and when you just don’t have the time or energy to deal with it when you get home.  I am particular about any kitchen gadgets or tools as not all of them are worth it, but (affiliate) these slow cooker liners are the most amazing things ever!  Just line your crock pot with one before you throw everything in, and then toss it out when you are done for an easy clean up!  No caked on gunk!  I am not sure how I ever lived without these! Just 5 minutes to throw everything in a slow cooker will give you an amazing Barbacoa packed full of flavor! These tacos and quick and customizable to please even picky eaters. Check out the post for a time saving hack to shred all this beautiful meat! | Three Olives BranchShredding meat can take forever plus my hands always start cramping from all that fork shredding.  A better way to do it? Throw all your meat when it is done cooking into a stand mixed with the paddle blade and turn on medium speed for just a few seconds.  Instant shredding!  No hand cramping!  Check out our Roasted Poblano Salsa Verde Enchiladas here which use the same technique!Just 5 minutes to throw everything in a slow cooker will give you an amazing Barbacoa packed full of flavor! These tacos and quick and customizable to please even picky eaters. Check out the post for a time saving hack to shred all this beautiful meat! | Three Olives BranchThere are so many toppings that you can put on these glorious Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Barbacoa Tacos.  I love roasted peppers, fresh salsas, and jicama.  Check out some of our other recipes below that would be perfect taco toppers!  What are your favorite things to put on a taco?
  
Adapted from this recipe.

Just 5 minutes to throw everything in a slow cooker will give you an amazing Barbacoa packed full of flavor! These tacos and quick and customizable to please even picky eaters. Check out the post for a time saving hack to shred all this beautiful meat! Shredded Beef Barbacoa Tacos are gluten free. #shreddedbeef #beeftacos #mexicanrecipes #tacotuesday

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Barbacoa Tacos

The quantity will depend on how much meat you put in each taco. A moderate amount of 1/3 cup per taco will give you approximately 12 tacos for a 2 lb roast.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 cups meat

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prep the slow cooker with a liner for easy clean up (see note). Place the beef inside the lined slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker.
  • Add water to the slow cooker until the beef is completely covered.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for at least six hours.
  • When done cooking, remove the beef from the slow cooker. Trim off any excess fat and place the meat into the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Turn on medium speed to shred the beef, which will only take a few seconds.
  • Add some onions and juice from the slow cooker to the bowl and mix in with the beef using a spoon.

Notes

You need slow cooker liners in your life! ย Disposable liners that make clean up so incredibly easy! ย Find them here!
Chuck roasts will vary in size. ย Most of the time I end up with one around 3 pounds, so just adjust the rest of the ingredients as needed to be proportional to the size of the roast.
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By on May 20th, 2016

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27 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Barbacoa Tacos”

  1. Barbacoa is one of my favourite things to make in the slow cooker and I will definitely be trying your recipe. And I had to laugh about the slow cooker liners…they are a life changer. Before we discovered them we use to leave the pot in the sink soaking for days on end – no one wanted to do the messy work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Great post! Slow cookers (and pressure cookers) are such great tools for weeknight cooking. I love barbacoa tacos, and the flavors look spot on. Nice tip for shredding the pork too!

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  3. What I love about this post is that you stressed how much you need to use slow cooker liners! They really are a life saver. Great recipe as well. YUM!

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