A while back I was in Chipotle (don’t even get me started on how much I LOVE that place) and I found myself looking at something on the menu I didn’t recognize…barbacoa. My first thought was that it was fish. But I wanted to find out, so I asked the guy making my salad – and he told me it was beef! I tried it then and there and fell in love. And I also decided I needed to learn to make it myself.
Usually, we do ground turkey tacos in my house, but I decided to switch it up and make tacos with barbacoa beef filling. I knew I needed to figure out how to make it in the slow cooker, because it seemed to be a dish that naturally works in the crock pot.
Not only did it work, it was fabulous. Honestly, this may become our go to taco filling! The spice is perfect. If you’re a little shy of spice, maybe cut down on the amount of chipotles in adobo sauce you use. If you don’t want to waste the rest of the can, simply empty it out into a zip top freezer bag and toss it into the freezer for the next time you want to make this recipe. Which will probably be very soon. No joke.
Serve the barbacoa beef wrapped in corn or flour tortillas, in a green salad with mango salsa and chopped avocado or even over brown rice.