Homemade Barbacoa Beef Tacos
Today we're talking melt in your mouth tender, drool-worthy Homemade Barbacoa Beef Tacos. The beef is super easy to make and braised to perfection. If you love a flavorful meal these are the tacos for you.
I'm here in Fresno and remember I'm always talking about our delicious Mexican food! What's amazing is some of the tiniest spots have the very best tacos for only two dollars! Next time you head this way, you let me know and I'll hook you up with some of our favorites!
So I was thinking about what to make next and I decided my goal was to be able to enjoy a great taqueria meal at home. Of course it had to be easy and use ingredients you have on hand. Most importantly it had to be full of flavor and completely delicious!
My tacos are topped with simple ingredients - fresh jalepanos, radishes and cabbage. But you can always add in chunks of avocado, a squeeze of fresh lime and some nice spicy salsa!
Don't forget to char the tortillas. If you have a gas stove, that's easy to do - put them right over the flame. You can to this easily on the grill also. No gas grill? No problem! Toast them in your fry pan until the edges are browned. This extra step (that really only takes minutes!) will give your tacos even more flavor!
Here's how you make Barbacoa Beef - first prepare the spice mix. Measure the cumin, garlic, coriander, chili powder, oregano and salt - combine and mix together well, set aside.
Next prepare the roast - I used a 3 ¼ pound rump roast. Using a paper towel, blot the meat to remove the moisture. Then coat lightly with olive oil, season generously with salt and pepper. Sear it well on ALL sides - I'm talking a brown crusty sear. Five minutes per side.
Cover tightly and into the oven it goes. For all of the instructions, print the recipe below!
There are several great taco recipes on the blog like slow cooker al Pastor Tacos, Shrimp Tacos and even chicken tacos - be sure to check them out and find a new favorite!
Barbacoa Beef Tacos
- 3 pound chuck roast 3 to 3 ½ pound roast
- 2 chipotle peppers minced
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon coriander
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 1 ¼ teaspoon salt divided
- 14 ounce beef broth
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- First prepare the spice mix. Measure the cumin, garlic, coriander, chili powder, oregano and salt - combine and mix together well, set aside.
- Next prepare the roast - Using a paper towel, blot the meat to remove the moisture. Then coat lightly with olive oil, season generously with salt and pepper and the seasoning mix. Sear it well on ALL sides - I'm talking a brown crusty sear. Five minutes per side.
- Add the remaining ingredients.Cover tightly and insert into a 350 degree oven for three hours. When complete shred with two forks.
- Makes super tasty tacos and delicious over rice. Serve with your favorite toppings, enjoy!
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My carnivore son would go crazy over that meat. I may have to make a double batch!
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He will be a happy boy, so much deliciousness and big flavor!!
These beef tacos are so perfect for taco Tuesday. It makes for a delicious meal for the whole family. Love the photos too.
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Thank you so much Rini - gotta love a delicious taco and these are spot on!!
Wow! This looks SO GOOD! My family loves beef, but I'm always afraid of cooking it because what if I mess it up? But you make it sound all so simple, and doable, and most importantly - it's SO delicious! I love the beef and tomato combination, too! 🙂 Thank you, Debra!
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These are terrific and as they cook the whole house smells AMAZING! Thank you Liza - I always appreciate you stopping by!