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keto beef barbacoa and cauliflower rice in a bowl
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Keto Beef Barbacoa

With big beefy flavor in every bite and lots of tender meaty goodness, this keto Beef Barbacoa is a slow cooker wonder that always hits the spot!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Keto Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 3 pound chuck roast
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp So Nourished brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dried guajillo powder
  • 2 tbsp dried ancho powder
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. Sear it in a skillet with 2 tbsp cooking oil over high heat on both sides until it is browned.
  • Add the beef broth, spices, and remaining ingredients to the crock pot. Whisk to combine well.
  • Put the roast and all the pan juices/oils into the crockpot and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
  • Remove the roast and when cool, shred it with two forks or chop it coarsely.
  • Add the juices from the crockpot to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
  • Serve the beef drizzled with the juice and enjoy!

Notes

The sugar alcohols from the brown sugar substitute are not counted as they have no caloric or carbohydrate value.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup beef | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 463mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Net Carbohydrates: 2g