In the Kitchen: Beef Barbacoa

In the Kitchen
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This morning, brings us Marketing Director Melissa Michel from Xaco Taco making Beef Barbacoa, a beef taco filling.

  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 5 pounds beef chuck tenders
  • 1 quart diced onion
  • ½ cup minced garlic
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch cilantro (cheese cloth for easy removal)
Ingredients for the Sauce:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 28 oz. can whole peeled tomato
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • ¼ cup chipotle in adob
  1. Season beef with salt and pepper, set aside.
  2. Warm oil over medium high heat and brown beef on all sides, set beef on large plate.
  3. Add onion and garlic to pan and sauté.
  4. Put all “sauce” ingredients into large container and blend well with a stick blender.
  5. Deglaze with blended sauce and add bay leaves, cilantro bundle and beef back to pot.
  6. Simmer for 3-4 hours partially covered until beef is meltingly tender.
  7. Remove beef from pot and allow to cool.
  8. Shred beef with two forks or tongs and toss with braising liquid.
  9. Enjoy!

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