Chipotle’s Barbacoa Beef Recipe

We love Chipotle Mexican Grill, and when I saw this recipe at Six Sister’s Stuff, I knew I had to try it out. We had this for dinner tonight.  It was fabulous! I just had to share! Plus, it has Weight Watcher points, to boot. :)
Slow Cooker Chipotle’s Barbacoa Beef Recipe:(with Weight Watcher points)
(Recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff)

Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 4 oz • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 161.4 • Fat: 5.0g • Protein: 24.9 g • Carb: 2.8 g • Fiber: 0.7 g


3 lbs beef eye of round or bottom round roast, all fat trimmed
5 cloves garlic (I just used 2 heaping Tbsp of fresh minced garlic)
1/2 medium onion
1/2 lime, juice (or, 1 Tbsp of juice)
2-4 chiptoles in adobo sauce (to taste)
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground oregano
1/2 tsp ground cloves
salt and pepper
2-3 bay leaves
1 tsp oil
1 cup water

Place garlic, onion, lime juice, cumin, oregano, chiptoles, and cloves in a food processor and chop together.

Trim fat from meat.  Cut meat into 4 large chunks, salt and pepper to taste. Sear meat in hot skillet with 1 tsp oil, just until browned on all sides.

Remove meat from skillet and place in crock pot. Add water, liquefied spices, and, bay leaves. Simmer on low for about 4-5 hrs, or until tender.

Once cooked and the meat is tender, remove the meat from the crock pot to shred. (Leave all the juices in the pot.) Return the shredded meat to the pot, add some more salt and cumin to taste (you will want to add more), and stir into the juices. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes to let the flavors penetrate.

Seriously good! Yummm!


We made ours with rice, beans and corn, and made burritos.  My personal fave!


Hope you have a great week! ;)

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Chipotle’s Barbacoa Beef Recipe — 48 Comments

    • Thanks Amy! Glad you liked the recipe! Yes, I have seen the recipe for the rice, but I forgot about it until after I had already made regular rice! Lol! I will be trying the rice the next time I make it! Thanks for visiting! :)

  1. I hope this works out for me. I can save a lot of money! I’m a huge customer of Chipotle but it’s really a waste to spend so much there so often. I’m giving this a shot next week and will come back with my results. THanks for sharing…

  2. I saw this recipe on their site too and really want to try it! I’m glad to hear that you liked it and your pics are making my mouth water! Thanks for sharing it at What’s In The Gunny Sack!

  3. I am making it for our dinner tonight. Love the taste of the sauce so far. We always add cilantro to our rice when we make this–this is the first time for this sauce recipe for the meat though..

    Cheri from its so very

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