Sweet Barbacoa

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Fuel Source: Carbalicious (THM E)
Diets: DF • EF • GF • LF • NF • SF
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken breasts or 6 pounds pork loin, excess fat removed
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cans (15.25 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed, optional
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • ½ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Super Sweet Blend or equivalent sweetener (more or less to taste)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the crock of a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Once the meat is tender, shred it and return it to the crock. Add more chipotle powder and/or sweetener as you desire.
  • Serve atop lettuce or a low carb tortilla with choice of toppings (see notes for ideas).

Notes

THM E/Low Fat Topping Ideas: a teeny tiny bit of shredded cheese (1/2 teaspoon), plain 0% Greek yogurt (tastes similar to sour cream), low fat sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, nutritional yeast

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 228kcal | Carbs: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 6g