Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Chipotle’s Barbacoa Beef Recipe

I’ve never been to Chipotle, but I’ve heard it is addictingly good!  This recipe is not only delicious, but is a Weight Watchers Recipe!  I feel so much better about eating things when they say Weight Watchers in the title, don’t you?!
This was really easy and made my house smell amazing all day!  Gotta love that slow cooker!
We served it over rice
We ate it in quesadillas…. in the same night!
We sure at a lot of meat, but it was so juicy and flavorful that we just couldn’t stop!

Serves: 10

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Chipotle's Barbacoa Beef Recipe

20 minPrep Time

2 hrCook Time

2 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 3 lbs beef eye of round or bottom round roast, all fat trimmed
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 lime, juice
  • 2-4 chiptoles in adobo sauce
  • (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place garlic, onion, lime juice, cumin, oregano, chiptoles, cloves in a blender.
  2. Trim all fat off meat, cut into 4 inch chunks. Season with salt and pepper and brown on high heat in 1 tsp oil. Add liquefied spices, water, bay leaves and simmer on low two hours in a pressure cooker. (If you are making this in a regular pot, you will have to double the cooking time to at least 4 hours or more, covered on low flame and add more water from time to time to make sure it doesn't dry out.)
  3. Once cooked and the meat is tender, remove the meat and place in a dish. Shred it with two forks, and reserve the liquid for later (discard the bay leaf). Return the shredded meat to the pot, adjust salt and cumin (you may need to add more) to taste and add some of the reserved liquid back. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes to let the flavors penetrate.

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15 Responses to “Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Chipotle’s Barbacoa Beef Recipe”

  1. Love Chipotle. It can be high calorie, but you can eat healthier there too. It all depends on what you add.

    Their barbacoa has to be my favorite meat, so I'm happy to have this one. Showed it to the hubbs, and he thinks we need to make it this next week :) Thanks for the recipe!
    • Hi Kim, just click on the MAGIC button under the picture and then click on NUTRITION. It will give you all of the nutritional information on this recipe. This recipe is just for the barbacoa beef only. It would be more calories if you served it over rice or as quesadillas.

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