Barbacoa-Style Shredded Beef

Have you ever fallen in love with Chipotle’s barbacoa burrito dish? 

We can relate... because after all, who can resist the lime & cilantro-infused rice and hearty black beans (which unfortunately aren't hCG-friendly) that typically accompany this meal?! 

If you want to enjoy this tasty dinner delight but are one of the many of us who are "watching our figure," here's an alternative way to enjoy this meal from your wellness team at InShapeMD Ballantyne!


Start with a chuck roast. Anywhere between 2 to 4 lbs is fine.  Cut it in half and trim most of the visible fat. Place it in a slow cooker.

In a food processor puree the following:

- ½ onion

- ¼ cup lime juice

- ¼ cup tomato paste

- 4 cloves of garlic

- 1 ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar

- 2 tsp cumin

- 2 tsp sea salt

- 1 tsp oregano

- 1 tsp Cloves or Allspice


1. Pour the puree over the roast in a slow cooker. Pour about a cup of beef broth on top and drop in a few bay leaves.

2. Cook on low for 7 hours. When it’s done, shred the meat with two forks and put it back into the amazing sauce in the slow cooker that was created during cooking. Keep on low for another couple of hours to really soak up the flavor of the sauce.

3. Serve and enjoy eating hCG-friendly! You can have it plain or with a bowl of steamed vegetables on the side!!

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