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May 2, 2016

Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat - Home Cooked Recipe #73 plus BONUS RECIPE

I have always enjoyed the Barbacoa (a shredded beef) from Chipotle.  I have seen several recipes on the internet of how to make it, but this past week I just took some stew meat, made my own blend of spices, and I kid you not, it tasted almost EXACTLY like Chipotle's.  So I am sharing my own special copycat recipe, just in time for your Cinco De Mayo celebration at the end of the week.  Also, because I LOVE my readers, I am including a BONUS RECIPE for a copycat of Chipotle's cilantro lime rice,  Enjoy!

Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat


  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs cayenne (start with 1 tsp and work up from there, depending on your tolerance of spice, you can also omit this)
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water

In a slow cooker mix broth, water, and all spices.  Stir in beef.  Cook on high for four hours or low for eight hours.  Serve with rice recipe below.

Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • juice of half a lime
  • juice of half a lemon
  • fresh cilantro, about 1/4 a bunch, finely chopped
  • salt

***Note, I cook my rice in a rice cooker.  But you can also convert this to stovetop by cooking rice and bay leaf in water (after water is brought to a boil) over low for 25 minutes.
Cook rice in water with bay leaf in your preferred method of cooking rice.  Remove bay leaf.  Stir in lemon and lime juices, plus cilantro.  Season with salt to taste.  Enjoy!

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