Monday, January 9, 2012

Barbacoa Beef

Madeleine told me that I HAD to make this recipe so I did. And it's delicious! 

Taste: Delicious! We had it with corn guacamole which really enhanced the flavor
Texture: Moist and tender
Would I make this again?: Yes! Just throw it in the crockpot and have a delicious dinner at the end of the day! 

Barbacoa Beef 
found: Gina's Skinny Recipes

3 lbs beef eye of round or bottom round roast, all fat trimmed
5 cloves garlic
1/2 medium onion
1/2 lime, juice
2-4 chiptoles in adobo sauce (to taste)
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground oregano
1/2 tsp ground cloves
salt and pepper
3 bay leaves
1 tsp oil
1 cup water
Place garlic, onion, lime juice, cumin, oregano, chipotles, cloves in a blender.

Trim all fat off meat, cut into 4 inch chunks. Season with salt and pepper and brown on high heat in 1 tsp oil. Add liquefied spices, water, bay leaves and put in crockpot on high for 4 hours.

Once cooked and the meat is tender, remove the meat and place in a dish. Shred it with two forks and discard the bay leaves. Return the shredded meat to the pot, adjust salt and cumin (you may need to add more) to taste. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes to let the flavors penetrate.