Monthly Archives: March 2017

torta – BARBACOA FAMILY APPROVED!

USE BARBACOA RECIPE
AND PICKLED ONION RECIPEBUNS CAN BE CI
ABATTA, PANINI OR BAGUETTE STYLE
LETTUCE LEAVES
TOMATO SLICES
QUARK CHEESE OR FRESH MEXICAN CHEESE
CREMA, CREME FRAICHE OR SOUR CREAM
AVOCATO MASH
REFRIED BLACK BEANS
MAYO

 

 

barbacoa

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 whole dried Mexican chilies seeds and stem removed
  • 1 quart low sodium store-bought or homemade chicken stock,
  • knorr bovril beef stock
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 10 medium cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 chipotle chilis packed in adobo, roughly chopped,
  • 5 limes juiced
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 whole chuck-eye roast (about 4 pounds), or 4 pounds boneless shortribs cut in large cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • Kosher salt
    1. Place dried chilies on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high power in 15-second increments until pliable and toasted-smelling, about 30 seconds total. Transfer to a 2-quart microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or bowl. Add 2 cups chicken broth, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on high power until gently simmering, about 5 minutes. Remove from microwave. Add soaked chilies and their liquid to the blender along with fish sauce. Start blender on low and slowly increase speed to high. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside.

      Place beef chuck in slow cooker.  Add all remaining ingredients. Ad enough beef broth or water to cover.  Cook High for 8 hours

PICKLED RED ONIONS

Ingredients
1 medium red onion, about 5 ounces
1 Tsb sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup rice vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar

Flavorings (optional):
1 small clove of garlic, halved
5 black peppercorns
5 allspice berries
3 small springs of thyme
1 small dried chili

Equipment
Kettle for boiling water
Knife and cutting board
Sieve or colander
Clean jar or container

Instructions

  1. Slice the onions: Start 2 or 3 cups of water on to boil in a kettle. Peel and thinly slice the onion into approximately 1/4-inch moons. Peel and cut the garlic clove in half.
  2. Dissolve the sugar and salt: In the container you will be using to store the onions, add the sugar, salt, vinegar, and flavorings. Stir to dissolve.
  3. Par-blanch the onions: Place the onions in the sieve and place the sieve in the sink. Slowly pour the boiling water over the onions and let them drain.
  4. Add the onions to the jar: Add the onions to the jar and stir gently to evenly distribute the flavorings.
  5. Store: The onions will be ready in about 30 minutes, but are better after a few hours. Store in the refrigerator. They will keep for several weeks.