3 1/2 - 4 pound Pork Shoulder ( I prefer bone in) or Beef Brisket, trimmed of excess fat
4-5 tablespoons (Or however much it takes) In The Kitchen With Scotty “Barbacoa Meat Rub and Seasoning” (Now available in the SHOP section of this website )
1 large yellow onion diced
3 cloves garlic smashed
1 large bay leaf
2 dried New Mexico or Hatch chile pepper (optional)
1 cup salt-free chicken or beef broth
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
For Street Tacos:
White or yellow corn tortillas
Chopped white onion
Salsa or homemade pico de gallo
Queso Blanco/Queso fresco
- Begin preheating your slow cooker. Trim off any excess fat from the roast. On a flat surface rub, massage, don't miss one surface top to bottom or crack of the roast and add on the Barbacoa Seasoning. Lay the roast in the slow cooker. I set my slow cooker/crock-pot to the lowest and longest setting (10 hour cook time).
- Add the diced onion, and smashed garlic. Pour in the chicken stock and finally the vinegar. Add the Bay Leaf and chile peppers if using them
- Set your cooker and step away. I’d recommend leaving the area after three hours or the smell will drive you crazy and you will be tempted to lift the lid and stick your face inside.
- After cooking the meat should fall off the bone and/or shreds lightly.
- To serve, keep the meat and au juice warm. Prepare and have ready corn tortillas, prepped according to the makers directions. Dice queso Blanco or fresco cheese, chopped cilantro, chopped white onion, fresh lime wedges, and your favorite salsa(s). I made a tomatillo mango that was HEAVENLY.
- Add a little barbacoa to the corn tortilla, fresh chopped white onion, a bit of queso and salsa if you have it. Grab a lime wedge in one hand, and in the other fold over your tortilla in taco style. Squeeze and little lime juice inside the taco, and stand over the sink for your first bite.
- Ignore any juice that has run down your arm while eating over the sink and make another taco. Repeat.
Don't forget to stop by the "SHOP" section of this website to purchase any In The Kitchen With Scotty handcrafted sauces and spice blends that you may need for this recipe. Happy Cooking, and thank-you for supporting my small business! -Scotty