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Slow Cooker Barbacoa (Chipotle copycat!)

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Burrito Bowls (Chipotle copycat!)


Let the slow cooker do all the work in this Chipotle copycat meal. Slow Cooker Barbacoa Burrito Bowls taste just like the real thing and are an easy and satisfying dinner!



Cilantro Rice

  • 1.5 cups dried white rice (like basmati or long grain)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice (about 2 Tbsp.)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (about 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Burrito Bowl Toppings:

  • half recipe of Slow Cooker Barbacoa (about 2.5 cups)
  • 1 avocado mashed into guacamole
  • 15 oz. can pinto beans
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 4 oz. sour cream


Make rice:

  1. Prepare rice as directed according to package instructions, but add bay leaf into pot.

Prepare toppings:

  1. Prepare guacamole. (Recipe here.)
  2. Rinse and drain pinto beans.
  3. Thinly slice lettuce.
  4. Microwave frozen corn until warm.
  5. Heat barbacoa until hot.

Assemble Bowls:

  1. Put a layer of cilantro rice into a large bowl or plate. Top with slow cooker barbacoa and toppings as desired.


Keywords: slow cooker beef, slow cooker barbacoa, beef burrito bowl