Combine the broth, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, dried oregano, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, and ground cloves in a blender (everything except the beef and bay leaves). Puree until smooth.
Place the beef chunks in the slow cooker. Pour the pureed mixture from the blender on top. Add the (whole) bay leaves.
Cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low, until the beef is fall-apart tender.
Remove the bay leaves. Shred the meat using two forks and stir into the juices. Cover and rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the beef to absorb even more flavor. Use a slotted spoon to serve.
Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat Recipe in a Slow Cooker (Low Carb, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrates 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.