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Slow Cooker Chipotle Barbacoa Beef (Copycat)

  • Cooking Time:

    6 hours on High or 8 hours on Low
  • Servings:



1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
3 T. lime juice
3 — 4 chipotle chiles in adobo
4 tsp. minced garlic cloves
4 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
2 T. vegetable oil
4 — 5 lb. chuck roast
3/4 c. chicken broth
3 bay leaves

Do you love Chipo­tle Mex­i­can Grill like I do? This recipe for Slow Cook­er Chipotle’s Bar­ba­coa (Copy­Cat) tastes like the real deal. (plus you’ll have left­overs for days!) This is great on hard or soft tor­tillas and as with most Mex­i­can food, pairs well with fresh Gua­camole! Enjoy!

  1. Adobo Sauce recipe: Com­bine vine­gar, lime juice, chipo­tles, gar­lic, cumin, oregano, black pep­per, salt and cloves in a food proces­sor or blender on High speed until smooth.
  2. Trim most of the fat from the roast and cut into large chunks (approx­i­mate­ly 6).
  3. heat oil in a large skil­let over medi­um-high heat.  Sear all sides of the roast until browned.
  4. Trans­fer browned roast into slow cook­er and pour adobo sauce over top.
  5. Add in the chick­en broth and bay leaves.
  6. Cov­er. Cook for 6 hours on High or 8 hours on Low.
  7. Once crock­ing is com­plete, shred the roast with two forks while in the slow cook­er and then turn to warm set­ting. Serve on hard or soft tor­tilla shells with your favorite top­pings.

Serv­ing Sug­ges­tions: Tor­tillas, rice, black or pin­to beans, cheese, pico de gal­lo, gua­camole, and sour cream.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Joni LaMonica

Jenn, I was just look­ing at the lunch crocks and thought they were great, but most work places have a microwave.…if it came with a plug that you could use in your car I bet it would be an even bet­ter hit. My hus­band climbs trees all day and in this cold weath­er he would take soup or hot left­overs if he could plug the crock into the work truck. Bet a lot of men that work out­side would do that. What do ya think? Pos­si­bil­i­ty???


This was very good. I made it with­out chang­ing any­thing and it was great. I’m keep­ing this recipe and am going to con­tin­ue mak­ing! Thanks


if you’re going to blend/process the gar­lic cloves, do you need to mince them in the first place? When I make pesto I just throw the whole cloves in there, so I think if I make this recipe I’ll try that. not as easy to mea­sure, but I can esti­mate.


I threw the gar­lic in whole and it was fine. Deli­cious recipe! I halved it and it was a bit too much sauce. Excel­lent fla­vor.


[…] Slow Cook­er Chipotle’s Bar­ba­coa Copy­cat from Get Crocked – You will be amazed by the sim­ple ingre­di­ents and steps in this Chipo­tle copy­cat recipe. […]

Arielle Matlin

This looks so easy and deli­cious! What could be bet­ter? We just includ­ed the recipe in our blog post round up found here!

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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