This Chipotle’s beef barbacoa copycat recipe is a spicy Mexican shredded beef that is made in the slow cooker and tastes almost identical to the Chipotle version!
I love Chipotle and often crave their burrito bowls. After tiring of the chicken, I began ordering beef barbacoa, which soon became our favorite. Beef barbacoa is simply a spicy Mexican shredded beef with just enough kick to add a wow factor but not too hot for the palate.
After seeing numerous copycat versions on the web, many of which were based on Todd Wilbur’s Food Detective recipe, I tweaked several to make my own version. It is spicy but not too much for most palates. The heat factor can be tweaked by increasing or decreasing the chipotle peppers in adobo.
This slow cooker beef barbacoa is super easy and tastes so much like the Chipotle version that we are perfectly satisfied skipping take out and eating this instead. I put the beef out alongside soft tortillas, black beans, rice, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips. I also make a bowl of this Perfect Guacamole in 5 Minutes to round out the meal.
I’d love to hear back from you if you try this, so feel free to leave comments! Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!