Barbacoa Tacos

Barbacoa Tacos

I really enjoy a nice slow braised meat dish since the long braising time makes the meat melt in your mouth tender and really brings out it's flavour so when I was thinking about recipes for Cinco de Mayo beef barbacoa immediately came to mind! Although the cooking style has changed from the traditional fires and pits to modern stoves, ovens and even slow cookers this dish is tasty no matter which way you make it! This dish is super easy to make, you pretty much just brown the meat add some liquid along with the seasonings and simmer, bake or slow cook until the meat is falling apart tender before shredding and enjoying in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc. The primary seasonings are chipotle chilies, cumin, oregano, garlic, lime juice and a touch of cloves that adds an amazing aroma and that hint of something exotic. Despite being so simple the long slow braise makes this dish truly amazing! It's so good that I often find it difficult to not gobble it all up by the fingersful before it even makes it into the tacos! Speaking of tacos, I always like to enjoy a fresh batch of beef barbacoa in tacos simply dressed with tangy onions and cilantro to let the barbacoa flavour shine!

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