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three barbacoa tacoas
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Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Savory, juicy Barbacoa Tacos topped simply with fresh cilantro and crunchy radishes. The beef cooks all day in the slow cooker for the perfect bite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 d 7 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 d 7 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: barbacoa recipe, barbacoa tacos
Servings: 12
Calories: 224kcal




Taco toppings

  • fresh cilantro
  • thinly sliced radishes
  • sliced jalapeños
  • lime wedges


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat with a splash of avocado oil and sear the beef for 3-4 minutes on each side.
    barbacoa beef seared in a cast iron
  • Place the beef in the slow cooker with the chipotle peppers, diced green chiles, diced onion, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, ground cloves, dried oregano, bone broth, bay leaves, and smashed garlic cloves. Cook on low for 7-8 hours until the beef falls apart.
    ingredients in a slow cooker
  • Just before the beef is ready, preheat the broiler and arrange tortillas on a baking sheet. Broil them for 2-3 minutes (keep a close eye on them!) until they begin to toast.
  • When the beef is ready, transfer it to a serving bowl and shred with two forks. To make the tacos, layer the beef, cilantro, radishes, and jalapeños on each tortilla. Squeeze lime juice over each taco and serve!
    three barbacoa tacoas


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg