Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Sous Vide Barbacoa Beef Recipe

6 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

1 day 1 hour 15 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 3 lb boneless chuck roast

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup beef broth

3 chipotle chiles in adobo

2 Tbsp adobo sauce (from the chipotle chile can)

5 garlic cloves

1 Tbsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp dried oregano

2 bay leaves

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions

Preparing the Beef

Set sous vide machine to 79.5C/175F.

Lightly season the chuck roast with salt. Put the roast in a sous vide bag, and remove the air through a vacuum sealer or the displacement method. Drop the bag in the bath for 24 hours.

Preparing the Barbacoa Sauce

In a food processor or blender, pulse together chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, garlic and beef broth until well blended.

Pour chipotle mixture into a mixing bowl. Add in cumin, oregano, lime juice and apple cider vinegar and whisk ingredients together. Once mixed, add in bay leaves and let the mixture sit overnight in the fridge to emulsify the flavors.

Finishing

Remove bag from bath. Carefully take chuck roast out of the bag and pat dry with paper towels. Brush a thin layer of oil on the roast, and season the entire roast to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat up large skillet on high and add oil. Sear chuck roast for 60 seconds on all sides, or until browned. Remove from pan, and place on a plate to rest for 5 minutes. Once rested, shred the beef using two forks.

Heat up large skillet on medium low and add a touch of oil. Pour in barbacoa sauce and let warm for 1 minute. Add in shredded beef and toss until the beef is evenly coated in sauce. Let the beef simmer in the sauce for 3 minutes. Remove barbacoa from pan and use this delicious beef for the world's greatest tacos!

6 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

1 day 1 hour 15 minutes

total time
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