If you’re new to the site, or just slow, leftovers means I’ve made this recipe in the past, but the picture looked like someone sneezed on the food, so I had to make it again to make the picture pretty and in turn make you brave enough to try my food. Run on sentence right there. I changed this recipe up a bit from the original. It just felt right.

So let’s talk about some cool stuff out there. Paleo is starting to become cool. Thank gosh. I’ve been trying to be cool my entire god damn life and it hasn’t worked. Now that I’m in with the paleo crowd, maybe I can be considered cool. That’s not gonna happen. I can’t even properly dress myself for gosh sakes. Or stick by the paleo food rules. I suck.

Anywho, there are some pretty damn sweet things going on around our paleo food industry. Some things taste like butt, other things don’t. I support the things that don’t taste like butt. And I don’t love a whole lot of food that comes from outside my kitchen. I’m a snob. That’s a fact. So if I’m talking about something, it means I actually really like it. So here ya go!

First delicious new item on the block: Nosh Bars! These little suckers are absolutely delicious! You gotta try them out! They are perfect snacks for people who aren’t down for eating a full meal. I’m a meat-and-veggies-snack type of girl, but most people aren’t down for that. So if you’re looking for something to give you a bit of extra fuel, try these guys out! You seriously won’t regret it! LOOK, I even instagrammed it. That’s not a real word.

Second on my delicious list: Amy & Brian’s Coconut Juice. Stop freaking out. It’s coconut water, unsweetened. The only ingredient in it is coconut water. It’s awesome. I’m not sure why it’s the best brand of coconut water out there, but it is. You can choose from original, with pulp, or with lime. It’s AWESOME. I always buy the kind with pulp and mix it with my protein drinks after my workouts. It’s like my little treat for the day. Along with the chocolate that was consumed this week. Stupid monthly present. I instagrammed that too!!! The coconut juice, that is.

Oh. And I got big news. Two things are official in my life

  1. I have a crush. Oh the hell I’m going to get for writing that.
  2. I am going to Lake Powell.
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Leftovers: Barbacoa

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For the first round of cooking

  • 1.52 lbs Grass Fed Beef Rump Roast, trimmed of extra fat (if you’d like)
  • 68 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 24 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from the can of chipotle peppers)
  • 1 container of chopped mushrooms (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the second round of cooking

  • 1 16oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 12-16oz can green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Pull out your crockpot. Actually, just leave it on your counter like me. It gets used a lot. If it doesn’t, shame on you!
  2. Add to your crockpot: garlic cloves, bay leaves, apple cider vinegar, broth, chopped onions, cumin, chipotle peppers and sauce, mushrooms, salt and pepper, and rump roast. Mix ingredients around to help coat the rump roast.
  3. Cover and let cook for 6 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Run a fork along the rump roast at the end of cooking to make sure it is done and easily shreddable (word? I don’t think so).

Once the roast is done cooking:

  1. Use a couple forks to shred the meat in your crockpot.
  2. Discard the bay leaves.
  3. Add in tomato sauce, green chiles, and spices. Mix thoroughly
  4. Let cook on high for 30 minutes-1 hour.
  5. Eat that b*tch up!

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  1. Peggy says:

    I just got an instant pot. How should I adapt this recipe to cook in it? Sounds yummy and don’t think I want to wait for 6 hours!

    1. juli says:

      i have no clue, i’ve never used an instant pot!

  2. Joanna says:

    I love this recipe and want to make it again, but now I have an Instant Pot!

    What would the conversion be for the instant pot? 🙂

    1. juli says:

      not sure, i haven’t made it in a crockpot. but you could follow the same directions as my instant pot carnitas and see how it comes out!

  3. Kelly says:

    We grilled a huge, 2lb bone in sirloin steak last night. Trimmed off the fat and put in the instant pot for 35 minutes for the first cook. Took out the bone and shredded with the second cook directions. Pressure cooked for another 5 minutes. OMG this is amazing!

    1. Kelly says:

      Only ate a little of the grilled steak last night and cooked this recipe the next day