How to Cook Killer Beef Barbacoa

Delicious, fork tender, beef, braised in a flavorful chili based sauce. Excellent on tortillas, sandwiches or salads. Active prep time 45 minutes, total cooking time 5 hrs.

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How to Cook Killer Beef Barbacoa Recipe
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Gather your ingredients and get ready for some good eating. The peppers can be found  at a local mercado.

Gather your ingredients and get ready for some good eating. The peppers can be found at a local mercado.

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Place chilis in bottom of a large Dutch oven and heat over high heat. Cook, turning chilis with tongs occasionally until fragrant and toasted, about 3 minutes.

Place chilis in bottom of a large Dutch oven and heat over high heat. Cook, turning chilis with tongs occasionally until fragrant and toasted, about 3 minutes.

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Heat 1 tablespoon oil in empty Dutch oven over high heat until shimmering. Cook oxtails until well-browned on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Remove oxtails and set aside. Reduce heat to medium.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in empty Dutch oven over high heat until shimmering. Cook oxtails until well-browned on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Remove oxtails and set aside. Reduce heat to medium.

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Add remaining two tablespoons oil and heat along with onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until deep brown and just starting to burn, about 10 minutes.

Add remaining two tablespoons oil and heat along with onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until deep brown and just starting to burn, about 10 minutes.

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Preheat oven to 275 degrees F

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F

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Add cumin, cloves, and oregano  stirring until fragrant,  30 seconds. Add chipotle chilis, vinegar, and remaining chicken broth. Scrape up browned bits from  pan, simmer until reduced by about half.

Add cumin, cloves, and oregano stirring until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add chipotle chilis, vinegar, and remaining chicken broth. Scrape up browned bits from pan, simmer until reduced by about half.

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Add soaked chilis and their liquid to the dutch oven  along with fish sauce. Use a hand blender (or  blender) on low and slowly increase speed to high. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside.

Add soaked chilis and their liquid to the dutch oven along with fish sauce. Use a hand blender (or blender) on low and slowly increase speed to high. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside.

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Add oxtails, bay leaves, and sauce.

Add oxtails, bay leaves, and sauce.

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Add chuck roast and bring to a boil over high heat.  Cover and place on center rack, turning beef occasionally, until completely tender  about 4 hours.

Add chuck roast and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and place on center rack, turning beef occasionally, until completely tender about 4 hours.

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