15+ Best Slow Cooker Recipes
These set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker recipes are just what you need for busy weeknights, family meal prep, and hectic holidays. One of my personal favorite recipes is slow cooker barbacoa, which I then turn into these tasty barbacoa tacos!
Servings: 8 tacos
- 4 pounds beef chuck roast cut into 3-inch chunks
- 1 onion diced
- 3-4 chipotles in adobo sauce finely diced
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- ½ tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¾ cup beef stock
- 3 bay leaves
- diced onion
- avocado slices
- chopped cilantro
- sour cream or cheese optional
Add all of the ingredients, except the bay leaves, to a slow cooker.
Use tongs to gently mix it all together. Then add the bay leaves, and cover. Cook on low for 8 to 9 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours. The beef should fall apart easily when shredded with a fork. If not, cook it a bit longer.
Remove the beef to a cutting board and shred it with two forks.
Place the shredded beef back in the slow cooker, give it a stir, and let it simmer in the juices.
Use tongs to remove a serving of barbacoa from the slow cooker, top it on a tortilla, and garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings.
Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1075mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 6mg