Chef Steven Marks Beef barbacoa

  • Prep time 24Hr
  • Cook time 9Hr, 20Min
  • Technique Pan Fry / Saute
  • Meat Beef
  • Cut Brisket
  • Serves 4

MLA makes it easy to find Australian grass fed beef online, and easy to prepare with recipes like this delicious Beef Barbacoa.


2 pound point end brisket deckle off
2 cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup chicken broth
¼ cup red wine
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 ½ teaspoons dried ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 jalapeno, sliced and deseeded
3 tablespoons ground cilantro
1 large onion, thickly sliced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil


Combine all ingredients with the brisket in a zip-lock bag. Allow to marinate overnight, turning the bag over at least once.

Remove the brisket from the marinade. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Brown the brisket well on all sides but leave raw in the middle.

Place the browned meat in a slow cooker with combined marinated ingredients from the bag. Cook for 8 hours on low or 6 hours on high. Meat should be fork tender.

To Serve:
Shred the meat using a fork. Serve with black beans and rice, or tortillas with accompaniments of tomato salsa, fresh cilantro, fresh chili, sour cream and lime wedges.