Authentic Lamb Barbacoa (Barbacoa de Borrego)
Learn how to make this delicious and authentic barbacoa de borrego recipe which is a popular Mexican dish for holiday celebrations and more.
Servings 6 People
- 4 Lbs Lamb Meat
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 2 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Oregano
- 1 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Mexican Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Rosemary
- 1/2 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Smoked Paprika
- 1 Can beer optional (replace with 1 cup of water or chicken stock if desired)
- 1/2 Tsp White Pepper
- 4 Bay Leaves
- 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
- 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
- Salt to taste
- 1 1/2 Cup Water
Combine all of the ingredients except the lamb and the 1 1/2 cup of water in a large bowl and mix well.
Add the lamb and make sure it is completely covered in the marinade
Cover and let marinate over night or for at least 2 - 4 hours.
Add the meat with the marinade to your pressure cooker pot and add a cup and a half of water.
Cook on high pressure for 1 and 1/2 hours and release the pressure (natural release is preferred).
Shred the meat and then strain the liquid, which can be used as a broth to serve with the meat if desired.
The meat can be served on tacos, empanadas, soup, or by itself.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 1368mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 7mg