Paleo Recipe - Paleo Beef Barbacoa

Crock Pot Paleo Beef Barbacoa Recipe

Nothing beats the smell of delicious food greeting you after a hard and busy day. There are days when you simply want to go home to hot food that is ready to be served from one of the many Paleo recipes that you love. Nothing makes this more wonderfully possible than a crock pot!

The feeling of getting your food ready in the morning and coming home in the evening knowing it is cooked and ready to eat. People who want less hassle when making dinner will suggest using easy recipes, but where is the fun in thatI If you have ever tried using a crock pot or a slow cooker, you’ll find how tempting and fun it is to prepare everything in the morning, throw it into the crock pot to cook and then come home to a lovely feast. Cooking food in a crockpot or slow cooker allows you to do more with your dish without demanding too much of your time.

Paleo Recipes - Crock Pot Cooking

But it’s not only time that you save when using a crockpot. There are more benefits to be had from using a crock pot for cooking and you might be surprised that it includes a lot that can affect your life. Many who practice Paleo find this method of cooking helpful, especially as Paleo meals often include lean meat as the main ingredient. This featured dish also includes a type of lean meat and is made perfectly by using a crockpot. So before we go over the benefits you can get from using a crockpot or slow cooker when cooking, here is a Paleo recipe that you can try out. You’ll definitely enjoy this, whether dining alone or with loved ones.

Crock Pot Paleo Beef Barbacoa Recipe
Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker
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A delicious and tasty Paleo recipe that can be left to its own devices whilst you get on with more important things.
  • 3 lb (1.36 kg) Chuck Steak – Bone In
  • 2 Cups (475 ml) Broth
  • 1 x 14 oz (396 ml) Can Chipotle in Adobo Sauce (Or 4 Peppers and 2 Tablespoons Sauce) - Diced
  • 2 Medium Sized Onions - Diced
  • 2 Tomatoes - Diced
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 g) Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  1. • Prepare your chuck steaks by sprinkling them with salt and pepper. Set them aside.
  2. • Place a large skillet over a medium heat and add the fat of your choice. If you are not sure of what fat to use, you can try ghee. But if you don’t have a great deal of time to spare first thing use some coconut or olive oil instead.
  3. • When the fat is hot, brown the prepared chuck steaks on each side. This will only take about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. • Place the browned chuck steaks in the crock pot and now prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  5. • In the same skillet, cook the onions until soft. Usually, this will take around about 5 minutes or so.
  6. • Add the tomatoes and peppers to the softened onion and sauté for a minute.
  7. • Add the cumin, oregano and broth to the skillet and let it reach boiling point. Scrape any bits from the bottom of the pan.
  8. • Pour the mixture into the crock pot over the chuck steaks.
  9. • If you are doing this and running out of time, you can set the crock pot on high for 4 to 6 hours. If you have more time, you can set the crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.
  10. • When the dish is cooked, remove it from the crock pot. Remove the bones from the chuck steaks and shred the meat with a fork according to your preferred size of chunks.
  11. • You can discard the strips of fat but you may want to keep them as they add even more flavor to the dish.
  12. • Serve while hot and enjoy!
The great thing about this dish is if you want you can prepare everything the night before.  Place everything into an airtight container and refrigerate.  Then the next morning you simply transfer everything into the crockpot or slow cooker and leave to cook whilst you are out.

If this dish made you drool, then you will surely enjoy other Paleo recipes cooked using such equipment. The food you eat doesn’t just turn out tasting delicious when you use one of these pieces of equipment. There are other benefits you can enjoy when you use such kitchen equipment for cooking instead of the usual methods.

You Save Time, Money and Energy

Paleo Diet - You Save Time, Money And Energy

When compared to other types of cooking equipment, like an oven or microwave, a crock pot or slow cookers wins hands down. It does not use as much energy. It gives you the liberty to do other things as it efficiently cooks your food.  As a result, it will help to keep costs down meaning the money saved can be used for other household expenses you have.

You Can Bring It Virtually Anywhere

They are compact and as long as you have an electrical outlet, you’re good to go. This kind of device can make your camping or picnic meals better and healthier. These can also be used should an emergency arises. It is lightweight but can help you make meals like an expert chef.

It Brings Out the Flavor of Your Food

Crock pots can bring out the flavor of the food, no matter how cheap or expensive they are. How? Simply by locking the juices inside the pot, slowly simmering each ingredient and allowing each flavor to merge perfectly with another. Because of this, even the nutrients of each ingredient are sealed in and all the flavors burst in your mouth perfectly.

You Can Use It At Any Time Of The Year

Paleo Recipes - You Can Use It At Any Time Of The Year

Savory stew on a hot summer day? Why not? Creamy soups on cold nights? Perfect! A sumptuous meal at any time of the year is possible with a crockpot. If your family craves a Paleo roast, you can still use your crock pot. These machines are very versatile that you can cook some delicious Paleo recipes that you and your loved ones like without much hassle.

Look, Nothing’s Burned!

Even the best of chefs have had their share of burned foods. But using a crockpot or slow cooker can lessen the possibility of food getting burnt. Unless you leave it for 24 hours without the proper amount of fluids, of course. There are some studies that show that burnt food can actually contribute to the risk of cancer. So you don’t just enjoy food that isn’t burnt, you also reduce your risk of getting cancer.

Paleo Food

If you haven’t got such equipment, isn’t it time to invest in one. This small piece of cookware can take your dining to another level and deliver the most flavorsome foods you can have. Just remember that you need to choose a good quality one in order to achieve the best results for your recipe book dishes. Try making this Paleo recipe with a crock pot and you will surely love each bite.

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