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Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat Recipe in a Slow Cooker (Low Carb, Paleo)
This copycat Chipotle barbacoa recipe is made in a slow cooker (Crockpot) using only 10 ingredients. Healthy, easy, naturally low carb, paleo & gluten-free.
    Servings Prep Time
    91/3-lb servings 10minutes
    Cook Time
    Servings Prep Time
    91/3-lb servings 10minutes
    Cook Time
    1. 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.
    2. Place the beef chunks in the slow cooker. Pour the pureed mixture from the blender on top. Add the (whole) bay leaves.
    3. Cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low, until the beef is fall-apart tender.
    4. 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.
    Recipe Notes
    Nutrition Facts
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 242 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 0.3g
    Protein 32g 64%
    Vitamin A 3%
    Vitamin C 3%
    Calcium 1%
    Iron 18%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Net carbs per serving: 1g