If you are a fan of Chipotle you are going to fall in love with this Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa recipe. I always order a Barbacoa Burrito when we order Chipotle. I am a big beef fan at just about every Mexican restaurant. The hubby is a big pork fan so he orders Carnitas at Chipotle. I shared our yummy Copycat Chipotle Carnitas Recipe wand tasty Copycat Chipotle Lime Rice with you over the summer. Plus our Copycat Chipotle Pico de Gallo Recipe too. If you are looking to save some $$’s and enjoy Chipotle at home you will really enjoy these recipes and the $$’s they will save you.
Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe
Making CopyCat Recipes at home has been saving me quite a bit of money. Plus homemade always seems to taste better (maybe it is because I know I am saving money, ha ha). If you are looking for other CopyCat Recipes you can see all of the ones I have made and shared here.
Making your own CopyCat Chipotle Barbacoa at home is super simple. With just a few ingredients you can feed the whole family and have leftovers. I always look for marked down meat as often as I can to save even more! Grab your ingredients and your crockpot and enjoy this copycat for dinner tonight.
4 lb Chuck Roast (trimmed of excess fat)
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 Bay Leaves
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
4 tsp Minced Garlic
4 tsp Cumin
3 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1 tsp Kosher Salt
4 Chipotle Peppers (from canned Chipotles in Adobo Sauce)
1 tbsp Adobo Sauce (from canned Chipotles in Adobo Sauce)
1 cup Chicken Broth
1/4 cup Lime Juice
To make the sauce combine vinegar, lime juice, chipotles, adobo sauce, garlic, cumin, oregano, black pepper, salt and cloves in a blender or processor on high speed until smooth.
Insure all excess fat is trimmed off and cut into 6-8 pieces.
Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat.
Sear all sides of the meat to get a nice crust.
Place meat in slow cooker.
Cover with with sauce.
Pour in broth and add bay leaves.
Cover and cook 5 hours on high (or 8 hours on low).
Remove the bay leaves.
While still in the slow cooker, shred the meat with two forks and turn the heat to low and allow to cook for 1 more hour.
I am thinking I need to make some Copycat Chipotle Chips next as they are my FAVORITE tortilla chip. YUM!
Adapted from Todd Wilbur’s copycat recipe.
If you are a fan of Chipotle Mexican Grill check out these other Chipotle Recipes I have shared…