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Simple Savory Beef Barbacoa Recipe

Tender as it is tasty, this dish is long on flavor.




Whether you consider its origins the Caribbean, Mexico, Texas, or Chipotle, beef barbacoa is freaking delicious. 


You’ll notice this dish has a long(er) cook time. We start with a grass-fed chuck roast and cook it low and slow for max tenderness and juiciness. Not to mention chuck roast is one of the more affordable cuts out there.


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Recipe Notes: Serves 4. 
Prep Time: 40 min / Cook Time: 4 hours / Total Time: 4 hours 40 min





Pot Roast
  • 2 lbs boneless beef chuck roast cut into two, one pound pieces
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup crushed tomato
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp chipotle minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Lime wedges and chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Corn tortillas (for Kickstart or Lifestyle players)



    1. Heat a Dutch oven or large heavy bottomed pot on high and preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Season chuck roast liberally with salt and sear on all sides until well browned then reserve.
    3. Reduce heat to medium high and add onion and saute for 2 minutes.
    4. Add garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute.
    5. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
    6. Add beef back to pot and cover.
    7. Place pot in in oven and braise for 3-4 hours or until beef shreds easily.
    8. Shred beef mixing with the cooking liquid.
    9. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro.

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