Chipotle Mexican Grill Barbacoa

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Barbacoa

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Barbacoa

Chipotle's Mexican Grill Barbacoa is hard to beat, you can make it at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Barbacoa, Chipotle Recipes, Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 20
Calories: 479kcal


  • 4 Guijillo Chilies
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground cloves 

  • 10 allspice berries
1/3 cup mexican oregano
12 sprigs fresh thyme 

  • 6 garlic cloves
1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 8 pounds beef roast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds dried avocado leaves


  • Toast chilies, cover with boiling water in a deep bowl and set aside for 20 minutes. Grind cumin, cloves, allspice, and oregano in a coffee grinder. Drain soaked chilies, puree Chillies in a blender, ground spices, thyme, garlic, onion, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water. 
  • Process mixture until it is smooth. Push mixture through a sieve, and season beef with salt and pepper. Rub paste all over the meat. Arrange in a bowl and allow the meat to marinate for four hours, refrigerated. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a deep roaster pan, scatter half of the avocado leaves on the bottom, place meat on top of the avocado leaves, and scatter the remaining leaves over the meat. 
  • Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Cook the beef 6 to 7 hours until meat is falling off the bone. If you are using lamb, shoulder cook for 4 hours. Note: Fresh avocado leaves are toxic – they MUST BE dried to use for cooking.


Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 2995IU | Vitamin C: 34.9mg | Calcium: 430mg | Iron: 23.9mg
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