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Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Nachos

Sheet pan Beef Barbacoa Nachos

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Barbacoa Beef Nachos, slow cooker barbacoa beef nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 3 to 4 pound chuck roast
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce you find these in a can in the Mexican Food section
  • cups beef broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Tortilla chips
  • Your choice toppings see recommended toppings list above


  1. Cut roast into large chunks. I cut mine into fourths. Large pieces that are manageable when searing.
  2. Heat oil on medium-high in a large frying pan.

  3. Sear beef pieces on all sides and transfer to slow cooker.
  4. In a blender or large food processor add the remaining ingredients and blend until chilis are pureed.
  5. Pour the blended mixture over the beef and cook on high for 6 hours.
  6. Shred beef barbacoa with two forks pulling the beef in different directions.
  7. For Nachos
  8. Heat oven to 250F
  9. Layout tortilla chips on a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes. Remove from oven.

  10. Layer Beef Barbacoa, cheese and choice toppings over the tortilla chips and serve.