MEXICAN BARBACOA  BURRITOS

 

  • Cooking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • BARBACOA
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers – canned
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano – dried Mexican variety is best
  • 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground clove
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4-5 lbs beef roast (chuck roast is fine)
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • PICO DE GALLO
  • 4 tomatoes – diced
  • ½ cup red onion – diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro – diced
  • 2 Tbsp jalapenos – diced, if you want it warmer search for the jalapenos that have the woodie striations
  • 2 Tbs lime juice – or just squeeze some lime over until it’s flavored right.
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • PINTO BEANS
  • 3 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans – canned are fine or make some fresh.
  • 3 Tbs bacon fat – cook up about 4 pieces of bacon and you should have enough.
  • ½ tsp oregano – dried Mexican variety is best.
  • RICE – CILANTRO LIME FLAVORED
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup cilantro – chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • BURRITO
  • 8 Flour Tortillas – 12″
  • Shredded LONGHORN, Colby Jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • guacamole – if desired
  • sour cream – if desired

Directions

  • Instructions
  • 1. Combine the lime juice, vinegar, chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, black pepper, salt and clove in a blender (you can also use a food processor) and blend at the highest speed until it’s smooth and creamy. (Adobo Sauce)
  • 2. Cut the roast up into several smaller pieces and remove any excess fat.
  • 3. In a large Dutch oven, heat approximately 2 tbsp of oil and cook each side of the pieces of meat until lightly browned.
  • 4. Pour the adobo sauce over the meat and add in the chicken broth and bay leaves.
  • 5. Cover and let simmer for about 4 hours, turning every 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 6. Uncover and cook an additional 1 to 2 hours until the meat is easily pulled apart.
  • 7. While the Baracoa is cooking, prepare the Pico de Gallo by combining all of the listed ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 8. Let this chill in the refrigerator until everything is ready to serve.
  • 9. In a medium pan heat the bacon fat over a medium to medium low heat and add in the pinto beans and oregano.
  • 10. Simmer for 45 minutes stirring periodically. Cover and let sit until you’re ready to assemble the burritos.
  • 11. In another large sauce pan prepare the rice. Combine the water, rice, salt and butter.
  • 12. Bring the water and rice to a boil and then cover.
  • 13. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 14. Remove the cover and stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Cover and let sit until you’re ready to make your burritos.
  • 15. To make your burrito, start with a warmed flour tortilla. This is best done on a dry skillet or in a zip lock bag in the microwave. It shouldn’t take more than a minute, but keep an eye it so you don’t overheat them.
  • 16. Place a good pile of the Barbacoa in the middle of the burrito. Next put a few spoons of the rice, beans and then the Pico de Gallo. If you’d like cheese, guacamole and/or sour cream, place that on top.
  • 17. Fold in both sides of the tortilla and then roll up as tight as possible from bottom to top, keeping the sides closed in as you go. There’s a bit of an art to it, so you may have to practice some. If you mess up, start over. Or enjoy it in bowl.

Notes

Having grown up in Texas I like Mexican food. I searched for years for recipes that would take me home to my memories. Mexican BBQ was and is my favorite. Unfortunatety, I don't have room in my yard for a big ingound pit nor do I have access to some of the tropical plants used to do the real stuff. So during my searches for the hows, I came across this recipe and found that is as close to what I remember without the hole in my yard.

Submitted by: "Paul Tischhauser"

Categories: Mexican 

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