Barbacoa Beef Sandwiches

Give me a big ole slow cooker full of tender, juicy, flavor-packed, fall-apart beef and I’m going to make a sandwich. 9 out of 10 times that’s where it’ll end up. Piled high on a big loaf of French bread, like these barbacoa beef sandwiches. Nothing fancy. Nothing difficult. But it is messy. A good kind of messy. What’s the point of eating a sandwich if it’s not messy?

Barbacoa Beef Sandwiches

If you take a big bite of a sandwich and juices run down your arms, it’s a good sandwich. These barbacoa beef sandwiches are gonna run and then some. I love the combination of the tender meat and crunchy lettuce, offset by a creamy jalapeno-cilantro spread that brings just a bit of heat. It’s a great all-around sandwich.

Barbacoa Beef Sandwiches
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Barbacoa Beef Sandwiches

I love the combination of the tender meat and crunchy lettuce, offset by a creamy jalapeno-cilantro spread that brings just a bit of heat. It's a great all-around sandwich.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, crockpot, sandwich, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 369kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the sandwich

  • 1 loaf French bread halved horizontally, scoop out bread as desired
  • 1/2 batch slow cooker barbacoa beef warmed
  • 2 handfuls iceberg lettuce shredded

For the Jalapeno-Cilantro Crema (makes enough for several sandwiches)

Instructions

For the Jalapeno-Cilantro Crema

  • Whisk together all ingredients. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. The sauce gets thicker the longer it sits.

For the sandwich

  • Warm the bread, if desired.
  • Spread the crema on both halves of the bread. Mound high with the meat and lettuce.
  • Cut into 6 sandwiches and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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