Easy Beef Barbacoa

I absolutely love beef barbacoa, but what I don’t love is a recipe that has A LOT of ingredients. In search for the same quality and level of flavors, I found this delicious Frontera sauce that checked both of those boxes and made this dish a lot simpler to make! Added with the Taco Bell inspired Gordita Cheesy Taco Shells, this meal was a huge hit!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2-2 1/2 lb chuck roast, cut in large squares
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 8 oz salsa
  • 1 8oz Frontera Barbacoa Slow Cook Sauce
  • Optional Toppings/Holders: tortilla shell, taco shell,
  • Pico de Gallo, guacamole, shredded cheese, lettuce, olives
  • Recipe

    Preheat the oven to 325°F. On the stovetop, heat oil in a Dutch oven on high heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Trim excess fat off the sides. Sear in the pan on 2 opposite sides until browned, about 5-7 minutes per side, then remove from the pan. Add the onion and cook until tender and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add the Frontera sauce and salsa and stir until well combined. Return the meat to the pan, spoon the sauce on top, cover with a lid, and bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat easily shreds apart with a fork. You can also cook this in a Crockpot on Low for 8-10 hours. *For a Gordita special touch, place tortillas on a sheet pan and sprinkle with a thin layer of shredded cheese. Bake at 375 for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and lay 1 taco shell on one side of the tortilla, lining up the rounded sides. Return to the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and fold the tortilla to match the taco shell.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 4oz meat (serves 8): 270 calories, 19g fat, 4g carbs, 19g protein

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    I absolutely love beef barbacoa, but what I don’t love is a recipe that has A LOT of ingredients. In search for the same quality and level of flavors, I found this delicious Frontera sauce that checked both of those boxes and made this dish a lot simpler to make! Added with the Taco Bell inspired Gordita Cheesy Taco Shells, this meal was a huge hit!