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Slow cooker Barbacoa Beef perfect for stuffing tacos
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Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa

This Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa is packed full of flavour and perfect for tacos!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time9 hrs
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 619.46kcal



  • Cut the braising steak into cubes roughly 2 inches across and place into the slow cooker.
  • Add the onion, garlic and other whole and dried spices before pouring over the cider vinegar, lime juice and stock.
  • Add the lid to the slow cooker and turn to LOW.
  • Cook for 6 - 8 hours.
  • Using two forks, pull the beef apart into shreds.
  • Turn the shredded beef out into a shallow oven dish and mix with the beans, season to taste before placing under the grill for 15 minutes until the beans are hot and the shredded beef has caramelised slightly.
  • Serve immediately in crisp taco shells with all the trimmings.


Calories: 619.46kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.45g | Protein: 52.12g | Fat: 40.08g | Saturated Fat: 16.76g | Trans Fat: 2.61g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 311.4mg | Potassium: 1177.2mg | Fiber: 4.37g | Sugar: 2.64g | Vitamin A: 243.54IU | Vitamin C: 28.94mg | Calcium: 96.31mg | Iron: 8.21mg