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Game Day Barbacoa

Game Day Barbacoa

God knew humans would have a hard time letting go of Summer, which is why He created football. God also suspected creating football could create a whole lot of work for anyone with a big screen and a couple of couches, so He created the slow cooker.

Whether you're hosting a viewing party or just need a hands-off, delicious meal, this recipe for Barbacoa Beef can be started the night before or morning of, because you shouldn't have to throw a Hail Mary. 

Our Tailgate Share contains the brisket you need for this recipe, plus easy-to-grill ribs and dry-aged ground beef. Get it here!

Honest Beef Game Day Barbacoa

Honest Beef Barbacoa Brisket


  • 1, 4-5 lb beef brisket (beef chuck roast will also work)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 - 4 chipotle chilis in adobo (add 1 Tbsp of the sauce if you like it spicy)
  • 1¼ cups beef broth - make your own using beef bones!
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1½ Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp salt, then more to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Cut the beef into large cubes. Sear on each side in a large skillet, and transfer to your slow cooker.
  2. In a food processor or blender add adobo chilis, beef broth, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, cloves, and lime juice. Pulse until blended and pour on top of the meat.
  3. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 6 hours. Shred the meat with two forks and turn on warm.
  4. Serve on top of tortilla chips or as tacos topped with cilantro, avocado, and tomato.
  5. Touchdown



Honest Beef Game Day Barbacoa

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