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Barbacoa Supreme

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I have always loved the barbacoa at Chipotle® and tried to duplicate it at home. This is an excellent comfort food. Wrap it in a tortilla with black beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and guacamole and it is heaven."
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7 h 5 m servings 195
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Combine vinegar, lime juice, chipotle peppers in adobo, garlic, cumin, oregano, black pepper, salt, and cloves in a blender or food processor. Process on high until adobo sauce is smooth.
  2. Trim most of the fat from the roast and cut meat into 3-inch chunks.
  3. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add meat and cook on all sides until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer seared meat to a Dutch oven and pour adobo sauce on top. Pour in chicken broth and add bay leaves.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until very tender, about 6 hours.
  6. Discard bay leaves. Shred meat in the juices using 2 forks. Return to the oven and cook 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 195 calories; 14.7 1.3 13.4 52 249 Full nutrition

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Loved this! Left out the cloves due to personal preference and it still turned out great! Needed a little bit of salt but that is all.

Came out great! You can also do this in a slow cooker.

This is sooo good! Tried it with beef roast first and then with a pork roast the second time. Both delicious!

Yum, I made homemade burritos with this, my husband said I out did myself :)

I cut the recipe by 4 and it was,just enough for 2 people.

I did skip the oven in favor of my instapot thing, and I used a whole can of adobo, because I do like it spicy

Great recipe that had a nice amount of "heat". A Dutch oven is mentioned but not the use of it's cover in the oven. Perhaps this is taken for granted? Beef easily fell apart and made delicious...