Rating: 5 stars 4.8
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This multi-use shredded beef is mild yet full of authentic Mexican flavors. Perfect for tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, or taquitos. The Herdez® Cooking Sauce takes the guesswork out of the perfect blend of chiles and spices. This freezes well and reheats easily for variety of fast, authentic Mexican meals.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 55 mins
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Cut chuck roast into 3-inch cubes, removing excess fat and connective tissue. Season beef with salt and pepper.

  • Heat grapeseed oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. Sear cubes of beef a few at a time, until well browned on all sides, about 4 minutes per batch. Reserve browned beef in a bowl. Reduce heat to medium and add onion and garlic. Cook until soft and just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Add 1 cup beef broth to onion mixture and stir well; simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef and pour in guajillo sauce. Add a little beef broth to the empty jar, seal, and shake to release remaining sauce; pour over the beef. Pour in enough of the remaining broth to just cover the beef. Add bay leaves and bring to a gentle simmer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, covered, until beef is fork-tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

  • Remove beef from sauce and set aside; discard bay leaves. Skim off excess fat from the top of the cooking liquid and bring to a boil to reduce slightly. Shred beef with two forks and return to cooking sauce.

Cook's Note:

Alternately this can be cooked on low in a slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours, though I do recommend searing the beef and cooking the onion mixture on the stovetop. I would also reduce the amount of beef broth by half if using a slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 14.9g; carbohydrates 4g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 51.7mg; sodium 153.7mg. Full Nutrition
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