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REC: Barbacoa Beef (like Chipotle's) for burritos

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Posted to Thread #22511 at 6:38 am on Jul 19, 2012

Chipotle’s Beef Barbacoa
Recipe By: TheKitchn [with changes by cheezz]


4 chipotle peppers (from a can) plus all the adobo sauce it sits in (note: ONE of these is plenty!)
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 red onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 head garlic, peeled and cloves smashed
5 dry bay leaves
2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Juice of 4 limes
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tsp. beef or chicken base/stock paste
5 to 7 pounds grass-fed beef brisket
abt 2 Tbl vegetable oil


1. Combine chipotle peppers and sauce, cilantro, red onion, garlic, clove, salt, lime juice, cider vinegar and stock paste in a food processor, pulse until combined.

2. Brown beef on both sides in hot oil then add all other ingredients on top of meat in a baking dish. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 250-300 for about 4-6 hours. 

3. When meat is tender, cut and/or shred.

4. Drain juices and reduce in a saucepan until syrupy.  Reincorporate into meat..

Browned tri-tip and adobo sauce:
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Ready for the oven:
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Dark brown yumminess:
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Shredded beef with juices reducing:
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