Beef Barbacoa

Beef Barbacoa recipe option for PCOS

This past Monday we made a huge batch of Beef Barbacoa. Beef Barbacoa is a Mexican dish that is slow cooked, usually made with beef, goat or lamb, and seasoned with chili’s and spices. It’s so delicious and easy to incorporate into many dishes!

I used a 100% grass fed and finished beef chuck roast. I threw all the ingredients into the slow cooker early in the morning. We served it as a salad and tacos for the kids. Throughout the week we warmed it for lunches.

The flavor is truly amazing! And it doesn’t require anything special to make – you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry!!

Beef Barbacoa


  • 3-4 lbs. grass fed chuck roast – fat trimmed and cubed
  • 1/2 large white onion – chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 – 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/4 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Optional – 1 can diced green chili’s


  1. Trim and cube beef chuck roast. Add into slow cooker. Season with salt.
  2. Add in onion and bay leaves.
  3. In a small bowl mix together tomato paste, water, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, cumin, chili powder, oregano and paprika. Pour over meat.
  4. Set slow cooker to low and cook for 8-12 hours.
  5. Shred in pot with two forks. Enjoy!

This recipe is mild but extremely flavorful! For more spice add in 1 can diced green chili’s! We topped our bowls with beets, cilantro and avocados! 

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