Authentic mexican barbacoa recipe slow cooker

BBQ Tacos is what we used to get on Sunday mornings for breakfast. It would be beef barbecue or menudo. There are certain foods in Mexico that are used for special occasions. Mexican beef Barbacoa is definitely good after having drunk a lot of alcohol the night before. Even when beef is a heavy meal, Mexicans traditionally have it for breakfast if you have a bad hangover! With this authentic Mexican barbecue recipe, you’ll discover that there’s nothing quite like barbecue tacos with a very spicy salsa! Goodbye to raw!

Beef barbecue recipe

Beef BBQ in English Recipe!


need to be honest and tell you that I almost died when I saw other recipes in English for beef barbecue. My grandmother could die again if she could see how some non-Mexican bloggers are cooking “Authentic Mexican BBQ Recipe” no way girls! The authentic Mexican barbecue recipe in English is here!

The truth is that the traditional Mexican barbecue recipe varies greatly depending on the area of Mexico. The Jalisco style beef barbecue is very famous. It is served with meat broth which is amazing, but in other parts of Mexico like in the north, Durango, Chihuahua we will have it in tacos without the broth.

I am from northern Mexico and the pit barbecue is very traditional, especially on ranches. On the ranches of Mexico, you will see people barbecued but with goat meat. It has a spectacular taste. They make holes in the ground, light a fire in them, and then wrap the marinated meat in maguey leaves and cook them there. Does your mouth water?

I know it may sound funny, but many cultures like Hawaiians, Maori in New Zealand and other groups cook in holes made in the earth


Now you begin to understand why my grandmother could have died watching us cook in LOL instant pots I’m just kidding. She would be so jealous! And I would have been the first to have an electric pressure cooker for barbecue, without so much work.

Many people have asked me what size Instant Pot I would recommend. That defiantly has to be with the number of people you’re cooking for.

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I have the quart Nova Duo 8. I cook daily for 5 people, but usually, what I cook for dinner we also have the next day for lunch or dinner. That way I try to cook natural home-cooked meals for my family without going crazy all day in the kitchen.

These are the options to choose the perfect Instant Pot for your family

The Duo Nova has 7 appliances in 1: pressure cooker, frying pan, steam, slow cooker, rice cooker, food warmer and yogurt maker. Clear clutter from your counter and do it all with one tool.

3 Quart is ideal for cooking rice, side dishes or meals for up to 3 people.

6 quart is the perfect size to power up to 6 people.

8 Quart is perfect for large families or to prepare large batches of meals prepared for the week.

10 Quart is Instant Pot’s largest pressure cooker yet, ideal for preparing larger meals to feed a crowd or for stocking the freezer with family dinners.

Anyway, you have to promise me since I’m giving you the best barbecue meat recipe that if you travel to Mexico you will find a place where they sell pit barbecue tacos and eat them! I’m not afraid of Montezuma’s revenge! (I have my own theory about Montezuma Revenge)

Well, let’s start with this recipe…

What do I need to barbecue Mexican meat

These portions are for 6 people. This is the recipe for the Chihuahuas Style Barbecue


  • guajillo
  • chile 1 chile

  • rojo picante (chile de arbol)
  • 1/2

  • teaspoon cumin
  • 1

  • tablespoon oregano
  • 1/

  • 2 onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 whole black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves

How to marinate beef to make barbecue tacos

Place on a grill:

5 garlic cloves


/2 onion 1

chile de arbollo


chiles guajillo

How to make Barbaco de Res step by step

Toast these ingredients well, taking care that the chiles do not burn. They roast quickly so remove them before onion and garlic.

Put all the roasted ingredients in the blender along with 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1 tablespoon salt and 3 bay leaves. Add 1 cup of water and mix everything very well.

With the sauce, you created marinating the meat for a night in the refrigerator. If you don’t have time, don’t worry, I prepared it without marinating and it’s delicious, so if you marinate it, it will be gourmet (almost like pit barbecue)

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Put the meat in the instant pot

along with the marinade and activate the Meat/Stew button on your instant pot and let it cook.

Once it’s finished and you can open the pot, let the meat cool a little and crumble. There you have your healthy barbecue … Do you want to know the secret of street barbecue tacos? They actually fry the meat.

Want to take your barbecue tacos to another level of flavor (and cholesterol)? Drop some oil into the pan and fry the shredded meat. There you have the most amazing and authentic Mexican barbecue made at home by yourself! That’s great!

What to do with meat


As I told you some people serve the barbecue with a little broth. In Chihuahua, we heat it dry and have the broth apart. What I did was add a bunch of cilantro, add another 5 cups of water, half a tablespoon of salt, half an onion and put it in the soup cooking option. There is a finger-licking broth, you can add cooked chickpeas and there you have the next day’s meal.

What kind of meat should I use to

cook Mexican BBQ Beef Tacos

The type of meat I use depends on how I want to prepare it. If you’re looking for a low-fat and healthy barbecue recipe, chambarete is the choice. Chambarete: if you are looking for a low-fat and healthier barbecue.

  • Beef breast: It is very delicious and soft, I try to cut the extra fat pieces
  • .

  • Chuck roast or Pot
  • roast chuck roast.

  • For this recipe, I used chuck roast and it worked perfectly and was delicious.

How to cook beef barbecue in Pressure cooker or Instant cooker

The first thing is to season the meat very well with the recipe that I share with you and preferably let it marinate from the night before. If you do not have time do not worry just put everything in the quantities mentioned in the pot and it is delicious in any way.

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Once the pot reaches the indicated pressure, it takes about 30 minutes to cook the meat for the barbecue. If you are using Instant Pot, place it in the Meat/Stew function.

How to steam barbecue Mexican Beef

Place marinated meat on a large piece of aluminum foil. Wrap the marinated meat in the aluminum and close the edges very well so that the steam can not escape and much more importantly the juice. Steam for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How to cook beef barbecue in the oven

Season the meat and let it marinate overnight. To cook the beef barbecue in the oven, place the meat on an oven-proof plate and cover it very well with aluminum foil so that the steam does not escape. Bake at 360 degrees for 40 minutes. Check and if a little more is missing, put it back for another 20 minutes.

Barbecue Tacos Recipe

The recipe for barbecue tacos is very easy to make. Barbecue tacos in Chihuahua are widely used for breakfast, especially after a good party! like a TornaBoda (a wedding party the next day) or a colorful quinceaƱera. Preparing Mexican barbecue tacos is very easy. First of all, you should follow my barbecue recipe step by step and also prepare what you will need to assemble the tacos.

Toppings for Mexican Barbecue Tacos

  • Mexican Veal Barbecue, Goat or Lamb Barbecue
  • .

  • Finely chopped cilantro
  • Onion chopped into small squares
  • Red Sauce
  • Avocado (optional)

  • Pico de gallo (optional)
  • lime
  • Corn or flour


Place the tortillas on the griddle and start heating the tortilla on both sides without toasting. To heat tortillas, simply place them on a hot griddle, you don’t need oil or anything else. Once the tortillas are hot, place some barbecue in the middle, and on the barbecue you can add chopped onion, cilantro and Mexican salsa to taste. Some people also like to put avocado or pico de gallo on top of their barbecue tacos. Here I share some delicious hot sauce recipes that pair perfectly with the

Arriba Chihuahua barbecue tacos! See you next time you’re hungry.


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