Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Beef Barbacoa Tacos- juicy and packed with so much flavor.

Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Beef Barbacoa Tacos- juicy and packed with so much flavor
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12 tacos


  • 3 lbs beef Chuck
  • ¼ cup flour for dredging
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 leaves bay leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 15 small street taco tortillas or any
  • Sour cream


  • 2 cups bone broth or beef stock
  • 1 tbs chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lime- juiced
  • 1 medium yellow onion

Pico de Gallo:

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes of choice
  • ½ of a red onion
  • ½ of a jalapeño
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs cilantro
  • 1 lime- juiced


  • Pat dry, trim and cut Chuck into chunks; season with salt, pepper and dredge in flour as you shake off the excess;
  • Sear in olive oil on all sides until golden;
  • To make the sauce add all the ingredients above to a blender or food processor and blend;
  • Pour sauce over the seared meat, add bay leaves and transfer into the oven at 400 F for about 1.5- 2 hours until tender;
  • Shred the meat and add some of the sauce;
  • To make the Pico de Gallo- chop the veggies, season with salt and lime and mix;
  • Char your tortillas, layer beef Barbacoa, Picco de Gallo, sour cream and enjoy!
Keyword Tacos
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Hi there, I'm Vessy and I love sharing recipes - both old and new! I grew up in Bulgaria where homemade food was very common, and my family were all great cooks, so it's been a big part of my life.

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