Everyday beef barbacoa by Texas Beef Council

1-11-19 East Texas Kitchen

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Shalene McNeill with the Texas Beef Council shares a delicious, easy recipe that can be enjoyed as a filling for tacos, sandwiches, or even on its own!

Everyday beef barbacoa by Texas Beef Council

  • 3-5 lbs. Beef cheek or Chuck Roast cut into 4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ can chipotle in adobo, diced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced

Optional Ingredients

  • Tortillas
  • Cilantro
  • Onion
  • Lime wedges
  • Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Cover and marinate for 2 to 24 hours.
  • Add marinated beef and leftover marinade to cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or until fork tender.
  • Carefully remove beef from cooker with little sauce as possible. Placing on a cutting board, shred beef with two forks and return to cooker. Cook for additional 10 minutes to absorb remaining liquid.
  • If desired, crisp meat in a cast-iron skillet before serving. 


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