Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr | Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins | Yield: 8 Servings
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3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (individual peppers in the can – NOT the whole can)
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from the can)
3 tablespoons lime juice (fresh is best)
1 tablespoon better than bouillon beef base (optional but recommended)
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
5 cloves garlic roughly chopped
3 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons oregano (Mexican oregano is amazing if you have it)
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 c beef broth (reduced sodium is best)
4 pounds beef chuck roast
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 yellow onion diced
4 ounces can dice green chiles drained
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 c beef broth (reduced sodium is preferred)
2 bay leaves
1 lime sliced in half
To Make the Chipotle Sauce:
Step 1: In a food processor, add all the ingredients for the chipotle sauce. Pulse until well blended.
To Make the Beef Barbacoa:
Step 1: Remove the excess from the roast, then slice it into 8 cuts.
Step 2: Season the sliced roast with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot.
Step 4: Add vegetable oil and allow it to become hot.
Step 5: Add the beef and cook each side for about a minute or until brown.
Step 6: Transfer the seared beef onto a clean plate.
Step 7: Add the onion into the pot and sauté for 2 minutes or until translucent.
Step 8: Add 1 cup of broth and scrape the bottom to deglaze.
Step 9: Add the green chiles, bay leaves, and tomato paste.
Step 10: Put the seared beef back to the pot as well as the chipotle sauce.
Step 11: Put the sliced lime on top.
Step 12: Seal the pot and cook for 1 hour.
Step 13: Do a quick release and open the lid. Discard the bay leaf.
Step 14: Transfer the beef into a large mixing bowl. Use two forks to shred them into small pieces.
Step 15: Add the sauce into the bowl.
Step 16: Serve and enjoy!
If you want a thick sauce, add dissolved cornstarch. Stir until well mixed and thick.
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