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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Taco Lettuce Wraps - Takes 5 minutes to prep in the crockpot and creates the most tender and juiciest homemade barbacoa! Flavored with the traditional barbacoa flavors: garlic, oregano, cumin; including chipotles in adobo! The not historically known authentic recipe, but oh, so delicious!
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Taco Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 15 mins
 

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Taco Lettuce Wraps – Takes 5 minutes to prep in the crockpot and creates the most tender and juiciest homemade barbacoa! Flavored with the traditional barbacoa flavors: garlic, oregano, cumin; including chipotles in adobo!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: barbacoa, lettuce wraps
Servings: 8
Calories: 247 kcal
Ingredients
Barbacoa Beef
  • 3 lbs beef chuck roast, fat trimmed and cut into 2" chunks
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dark chili powder
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup finely diced onions
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely diced
Lettuce Wraps
  • romaine lettuce washed and patted dry
  • shredded barbacoa beef
  • shredded mozzarella cheese or any type you prefer
  • avocado 
  • tomatoes 
  • cilantro 
Instructions
Barbacoa Beef
  1. Spray a 5-6 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place the beef chunks in the slow cooker.

  2. Whisk together apple cider vinegar, adobo sauced, garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, paprika, dark chili powder in a ramekin. Pour the spices onto the beef and gently coat until the beef chunks are covered.

  3. Pour the beef stock into the slow cooker. Add the onions and chipotle peppers; mix everything together.

  4. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

  5. Once tender, shred with two forks and mix the shredded beef with the juices. Cook on high for 15 minutes.

  6. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Lettuce Wraps
  1. Double the lettuce wraps up and place the barbacoa beef into each wrap and then add your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands. Nutrition information does not include lettuce wraps or toppings. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Taco Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.3g17%
Cholesterol 112.5mg38%
Sodium 702.6mg31%
Carbohydrates 3.5g1%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 36.9g74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.