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Easy Barbacoa Burritos

Updated: May 17, 2023

These barbacoa (shredded beef) burritos are an easy slow-cooker meal with minimal prep required with a delicious result.

I never had "small" tacos growing up, we just always called the classic ground beef burritos tacos. However, once I got cultured when I moved to Saskatoon (lol...), I worked at a Mexican restaurant that had the best food and finally tried true tacos and barbacoa (which really means shredded beef). Both of which were SO GOOD.

Sometime burritos can be a little less messy than tacos so whatever you prefer, this recipe can be made either in taco form (small tortilla) or burrito form (large tortillas). I love both!

This recipe is just a sneak peak into the new recipes from my Summer Meal Plan, so if you like this one, you'll find so many more in there that you'll enjoy!

The beef in this recipe requires a little preparation beforehand, but the majority of the work is just putting most of the ingredients in a slow cooker and letting it do it's thing for 8 hours. My favourite kind of recipe! The tender beef with a little spice, creamy sauce, and a bit of crunch from the greens will have you drooling.

Easy Barbacoa Burritos

Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours


  • 2-3 lb chuck roast

  • 1 cup salsa verde

  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 ½ cup teaspoons cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ black pepper

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or sour cream

  • 12 small tortillas or 6 large flour tortillas

  • 2 cups sliced cabbage or mixed greens

  • 2 avocados, sliced


  1. In a slow cooker, add the roast, salsa verde, chilli powder, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours

  3. When done, shred the beef and stir into the sauce in the slow cooker. Combine the lime juice and mayonnaise/sour cream to make a sauce.

  4. Assemble the tacos by adding the beef, coleslaw, and avocados to the tortillas and drizzling the lime mayo over top

  5. Enjoy!

This Easy Beef Barbacoa Burrito recipe is an easy but delicious recipe you're going to want on your summer menu!

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