Barbacoa Style Beef Tostadas

Every Girl Gourmet Best Barbacoa Style Beef Tostadas recipe


  • 2 lb. boneless arm roast, cut into 3-4 inch long pieces
  • 6 Tbs. Chipolte sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 3 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 6-8 precooked tostados shells
  • chosen garnishes



Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Season meat on both sides with salt and pepper.  Sear meat on all sides.  Place meat in slow cooker.  Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients in a small both, except for bay leaves.  Reheat skillet that meat was seared in and pour in marinade.  Deglaze pan and stir to loosen up bits on bottom of pan.  Pour over meat in slow cooker.  Add bay leaves.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.  Remove meat, shred with fork and return to slow cooker, stir to cover meat and let warm for 10 minutes.   Serve on tostada with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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