Barbacoa de Cachete made in the slow cooker is the ultimate plan ahead meal to enjoy with family and friends. Seasoned with cumin and bay leaves the results are juicy, tender and flavorful beef cheeks that can easily be shredded with a fork to be enjoyed in tacos. I’m excited to partner with Rumba Meats to bring you an exciting new recipe.
One of my favorite tips to share for easy entertaining is cooking in the slow cooker. When my entire familia gathers to enjoy a meal together, I want to be part of the meal, not on the sidelines in the kitchen away from the all the fun.
I prep as much as I can in advance – the dessert, salsas and side dishes so the evening before my dinner all I have to do is pull out my slow cooker, add my ingredients and set it to cook low and slow.
Have you ever made Barbacoa de Cachete in the slow cooker? You don’t know what you are missing.
Cooking beef cheeks in the slow cooker results in juicy, tender and flavorful beef cheeks that can easily be shredded with a fork to be enjoyed in tacos.
I’ve been experimenting a ton with the slow cooker since the beginning stages of my new cookbook. This recipe fell through the cracks and sadly didn’t make the final edit.
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I served my barbacoa tacos topped with spicy pickled cabbage. Thinly sliced cabbage is pickled with vinegar, garlic, and jalapenos to create a tangy topping for my tacos.
Slow Cooker Barbacoa de Cachete (Beef Cheeks)
Yield 8 Serves
Barbacoa de Cachete made in the slow cooker is the ultimate plan ahead meal to enjoy with family and friends. Seasoned with cumin and bay leaves the results are juicy, tender and flavorful beef cheeks that can easily be shredded with a fork to be enjoyed in tacos.
6 pounds (2 pkg) of Rumba Meats Beef Cheekmeat
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon salt
4 teaspoons pepper
1 bay leaves
4 garlic cloves
1 onion, sliced
For Pickled Cabbage:
1 cup water
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 heaping tablespoon sugar
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 jalapeno, sliced
1 head red cabbage, sliced thinly
3 red bell peppers, sliced
Place cheek meat along with all ingredients in slow cooker with 4 cups of water.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
After 6 hours carefully remove meat, shred with a fork then return to slow cooker. Serve on warm corn tortillas topped with pickled cabbage.
For Pickled Cabbage:
In a large bowl whisk together water, vinegar and sugar until sugar is mostly dissolved. Stir in garlic, salt, pepper and sliced jalapeno. Add thinly sliced cabbage and bell peppers, stir to evenly coat. Cover and let sit on the counter for 3-4 hours. Stir then place in the fridge until chilled (at least 1 hour).
Courses Dinner Breakfast