36 Reviews

We love this recipe! I have made it several times and it is always a hit. I make a few adjustments and cook it in the crock pot. I put all ingredients except the bay leaves in a food processor and puree. Then I sear the meat on the stove with salt and pepper and then put it in the crock pot. Pour the adobo sauce and the meat and cook on low for 7 or 8 hours. I serve this with the cilantro-lime rice, black beans and homemade salsa verde. I'm making it for my husband's birthday again tonight! Thank you for a great recipe!

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beccsterjoy December 22, 2010

I prepared this exactly as it is written here and everyone has loved it. I used canned chipotle peppers in sauce and rinsed them and seeded them. The only thing I would change is the level of heat. I would add another pepper or leave them in the sauce. We added cholula hot sauce to individual plates, but the man of the house said he'd eat this 3x a week. It was amazing!!!

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shellynnrn June 04, 2011

I made this last night after using a recipe in a book I found. I was going to post it here but glad to find it was alrerady posted. The book didn't state that the chipotle's should not be in the Abodo Sauce in the cans so mine came out super spicy. (First time using the abodo sauce) I'm very tolerant to spicy but this was even too much for me. I had to put the meat in a strainer press out the sauce and run some water over it to take the edge off. Other than that minor detail missing in the book, this was perfect. I now know from the recipe here to find one without the Abodo sauce or to just use fresh. I made everything eactly as written and I was not disapointed. This is a keeper. Thanks for posting here. :-)

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ChrissyVas80 May 30, 2010

Fantastic!! I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I've made the Barbacoa beef about 6 times now and it comes out delicious EVERYTIME! Thank you for the recipe.

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JRot12 December 07, 2010

Delicious flavor! used 6 lbs of meat, so there is plenty leftover to freeze.

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jane49423 November 24, 2010

I didn't have any Chipotle peppers handy so I used 1/2 Tblsp Chili Powder and it still came out EXCELLENT. Thank you for this recipe!!

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Talal B. May 25, 2010

Best burrito's ever! I have never had this one at Chipotle, so I can't compare it to that, however these really were the best burrito's I have ever made. I cut the recipe in half, and let the meat cook on the stovetop for about 4 hours. I then shredded it, and then let it sit in the broth juice until dinnertime (which was about another 1 1/2 hours). I made the rice & beans as well, and it was just soooo tasty. We will be making this again for sure. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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TexasKelly May 17, 2010

Very tasty! This tastes a lot like Chipotle's recipe. My husband thought all the recipes were great. I did think there was too much of a lime taste to the meat, so I'll probably cut back to 2 tablespoons next time. Thanks for posting this!

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Zoesmama November 04, 2009

These were SO good!!! The only change I would make next time would be to cut out the salt for the meat. I think the sodium in the broth is enough. Everything else was perfect, can't wait to make again!

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Sarah Rachele July 17, 2009

Absolutely amazing. Used an extra chipotle or two for even more heat. This is a simple and must try dish for any fan of chipotleThanks for posting!

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mrwonderful63 March 06, 2013
Chipotle Mexican Grill Barbacoa Burritos by Todd Wilbur