Barbacoa Bowls
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Barbacoa Bowls

Mexican Barbacoa Bowls
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Servings: 6



  • 2-3 lb beef roast
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 4 tbsp adobo sauce chipotles optional
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 bay leaves

Bowl Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 15 oz black beans rinsed
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 4 cups romaine shredded
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced


  • Instructions:
  • Mix together beef broth, adobo sauce, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, dried oregano, ground cumin, salt, pepper, and ground cloves. If using chipotles, put all ingredients into a blender and combine.
  • Put the beef roast in a slow cooker and pour the mixture over it. Add bay leaves. Cook for approximately 6 hours on high.
  • Removed bay leave and shred the beef, then place it back into the slow cooker with the mixture and stir.
  • Add the romaine lettuce, rice, black beans, tomatoes, guacamole, and barbacoa beef to a plate or large bowl and mix. A low carb alternative would be to leave the rice out.