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Better Than Chipotle's Beef Barbacoa Recipe

Better Than Chipotle's Beef Barbacoa Recipe
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2 lbs beef chuck roast

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper to taste

2 bay leaves


Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Add dried chilies to large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or stock pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until slightly darkened with intense, roasted aroma, 2 to 5 minutes. Do not allow to smoke. Remove chilies to small bowl and set aside. Alternatively, place dried chilies on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high power in 15-second increments until pliable and toasted-smelling, about 30 seconds total. Transfer to a 2-quart microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or bowl. Add 2 cups chicken broth, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on high power until gently simmering, about 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and set aside.