Crock Pot Cabrito en Salsa (Goat in Sauce)

Cindy Puga


This is my version of Cabrito en Salsa Monterrey style. Hope you enjoy my crock pot recipe. I am always looking for ways to make meals in a crock pot. This is my husband's favorite. I prefer roasted/grilled Cabrito. This is a great way to have your meal waiting for you when you come home at the end of the day!


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4 very hungry people
30 Min
5 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 3 lb
    young goat (hind and leg portion are the meatiest) cut into medium size pieces
  • 1 small
    onion diced
  • 1 small
    bell pepper diced
  • 1 stalk(s)
    celery with leaves diced
  • 2 medium
    bay leaves
  • 2 can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 3 clove
    garlic finely minced
  • 2
    serrano chiles whole (adjust for heat)
  • 1/2 tsp
    mexican oregano dried
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt (adjust to your taste)
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil for braising goat pieces
  • 32 oz
    chicken broth to de-glaze pan and enough to cover goat and veggies in crock pot.

How to Make Crock Pot Cabrito en Salsa (Goat in Sauce)


  1. Turn on crock pot to high and cover.
    Sprinkle goat pieces liberally with Salt and Pepper.
    Heat oil in pan.
    Place pieces in pan and brown on each side. This should take about 4-6 minutes each side
    Remove browned pieces and place in the crock pot
  2. Add diced onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, cumin and oregano to the pan with 1/2 cup of chicken broth to cook veggies and de-glaze the pan. When onions are translucent and other veggies are soft.
  3. Add whole serranos to crock pot nestled in goat pieces.
    Add diced tomatoes with juices poured directly over the goat pieces to crock pot.
    Add sauteed veggies and any liquids in pan directly over tomatoes and goat pieces.
    Add enough chicken broth JUST to cover goat pieces. Save any extra chicken broth for another recipe.
    Place bay leaves on top and cover
    Cook on high for two hours and turn down to low for 2 or more hours OR cook on low for 6 - 8 hours. The meat should be very tender and will easily fall off the bone.
  4. Remove bay leaves. Serve in bowls with fresh corn tortillas. Hope you enjoy!

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About Crock Pot Cabrito en Salsa (Goat in Sauce)

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: Mexican

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