Slow cooker Mexican-style beef barbacoa

Slow cooker Mexican-style beef barbacoa


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About this recipe: Braising steak is cooked in the slow cooker until very tender, then cooked some more in a spicy tomato sauce. Serve with warm tortillas, soured cream and tomato salsa.


Serves: 8 

  • 1.3kg boneless chuck beef or braising steak
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic granules
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 400g tomato passata
  • 30g chilli powder
  • salt to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

  1. Place the beef, onion, bay leaves, black pepper, garlic granules and vinegar in slow cooker; cover ingredients completely with water. Cover and cook on High setting until meat is very tender and falling apart, about 4 hours.
  2. Remove meat from slow cooker and discard liquid. Return meat to slow cooker; shred with a fork. Stir in tomato passata, chilli powder and salt. Cover and cook on High for an additional 2 hours.

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Delish. Even the fussy children ate it! That makes it a winner for us. - 20 May 2016

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