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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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
6 hrs 35 mins
total:
7 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Trim most of the fat from the roast and cut meat into 3-inch chunks.

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until very tender, about 6 hours.

  • Discard bay leaves. Shred meat in the juices using 2 forks. Return to the oven and cook 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 13.4g 27% DV; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 14.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 52mg 17% DV; sodium 249.1mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2018
Came out great! You can also do this in a slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2018
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2018
Came out great! You can also do this in a slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2018
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2019
Yum I made homemade burritos with this my husband said I out did myself:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2018
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 burritos with red onion cilantro & salsa. A Keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2018
I cut the recipe by 4 and it was just enough for 2 people. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2019
This is sooo good! Tried it with beef roast first and then with a pork roast the second time. Both delicious! Read More
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