Mexican Pot Roast Tacos

TOTAL TIME: 3 hr 45 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 3 hr 30 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef shoulder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, (recommended: San Marzano)
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
  • FOR THE SIMPLE SALSA:
    • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained, reserving the juice (recommended: San Marzano)
    • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
    • 1 Serrano chile
    • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
    • 2 limes, juiced
    GUACAMOLE:
    • 1 big handful fresh cilantro with stems, about 1/2 cup, finely chopped
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
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    Directions

    Guacamole, recipe follows
    Season all sides of the beef with a fair amount of salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven, or other heavy pot that has a tight cover, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the garlic and the beef to the pot, browning the meat on all sides, taking the time to get a nice crust on the outside. Add the onion and allow to lightly brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, plus 1 tomato can of water, spices, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer with a lid for 3 hours until the meat is fork tender. Let meat cool in the liquid. Shred meat and set aside.

    Heat a large pot of oil over medium heat. When oil reaches 350 degrees F, fry the corn tortillas 1 at a time. Place the tortilla in the oil and wait about 30 seconds. Then use the handle of a wooden spoon to press down into the center of the tortilla and fold it in the middle. Hold down for a few seconds waiting for the tortilla to form into taco shell and then drain on paper towels. Season with salt.

    Lay some shredded cabbage as a base. Top with some shredded beef. Serve alongside Guacamole and salsa. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
    leaves.
    To make salsa, pulse all the ingredients, except the tomato juice, in a food processor. Add the reserved tomato juice if the salsa is too thick. Drizzle salsa with olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and set aside, allowing the flavors to marry.
    Halve and pit the avocados. With a tablespoon, scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl. Mash the avocados using either a fork or potato masher, leaving them still a bit chunky. Add the remaining ingredients, and fold everything together. Drizzle with a little olive oil, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and give it 1 final mix with a fork.

    Lay a piece of plastic wrap tight on the surface of the guacamole so it doesn't brown and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

    Yield: about 4 cups

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    • on October 22, 2013

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      O My,The most Amazing,Yummy recipe for Roast...I made this recipe to make tacos but my kiddos wanted potatoes instead so i made a semi~mashed potatoe (Loaded with Butterwith this & basiclly poured the Roast over the top of the potatoes & it was a HUGE HIT!!!...Yum Tyler is AWESOME :

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