Thursday, January 12, 2012

Barbacoa (Spicy Shredded Beef)

3 TBS olive oil
2 lb boneless top sirloin roast, fat removed

3 c. beef broth
1 - 10 oz can red enchilada sauce

1 large onion, halved & sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 large (or 2 smaller) jalapeno, sliced into thin strips

Heat oil in large Dutch oven/cast iron pot over medium high heat; add beef roast, turning until all sides are seared.

Combine broth & enchilada sauce; pour over beef. Add onions, garlic & jalapeno to broth, leaving some on top of the roast. Cover & simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least 3 hours. Add more liquid if necessary to keep meat evenly covered.

Turn off heat; remove roast to large carving board. Shred (you should be able to just pull the meat apart) & place in large ceramic bowl. Pour 1/2 c. of the cooking broth over the shredded meat.

Serve with warm tortillas, rice & beans.

For sandwiches, place meat on crusty rolls & top with slices of Pepper Jack cheese.

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