I love Barbacoa. I mean, I reallllllyyyy love it. I grew up in Cali…..and southern Cali has no shortage of Barbacoa. I am always experimenting different ways to make Barbacoa, but I would have to say this is my favorite version. This Organic Gluten-free Chipotle Chile Barbacoa is simply sublime. I use a cast iron skillet to make this dish, and it really makes the flavors pop. It’s so awesome to sear your meats for a few minutes on the stove top and then pop it in the oven for the remaining preparation of your meal.
This Organic Gluten-free Chipotle Chile Barbacoa is really fresh and simple. There’s something very rewarding about making your own Barbacoa sauce from scratch, as it doesn’t taste like your typical generic recipe or pre-packaged meals. If you want a change from your ordinary pot roast, give this Organic Gluten-free Chipotle Chile Barbacoa a try. Look at how fresh organic grass-fed chuck roast looks raw. Here I chopped up the roast in 2 x 2 inch squares.
The sauce is really special when you add some organic wine to the mix and incorporate it with fresh organic chipotle chiles…..ooooohhhwweeeee it tastes so good with that combo! This is what chipotle chiles should look like, and I’m not referring to canned ones……take a look at what I mean. The aroma alone makes me want t bite into them. They smell perfectly smoked – but be careful as they are hot!
The meat is so juicy and tender once it’s done. You can shred the meat with your fingers as its so tender if you desire to accomplish a true Barbacoa look.
- 2 lbs GrassFed Chuck Roast
- 1 cup red wine
- 1 cup water
- 2 chipotle chiles for a mild smoked flavor. For intense and way more spice add 4-5.
- 1/3 cup avocado oil (I use Chosen Foods)
- 1 (6 oz) can organic tomato paste
- 2 tbsp organic garlic powder
- 2 tbsp organic smoked paprike
- 1 tbsp organic thyme
- 1/2 tbsp truffled salt (himalayan salt will do fine I just prefer the truffled taste)
- 1/2 tbsp organic pepper
- 1. Cut chuck roast in 2x2 inch pieces
- 2. Take a large bowl and add the oil and all seasonings excluding water, chipotles and wine. Place the cut roast pieces in bowl and stir evenly. Cover and marinade in fridge for at least two hours.
- 3. Heat cast iron on stovetop on high. Add roast pieces to cast iron and brown evenly on all sides for a few minutes.
- 3. Heat oven to 325°. Add wine, water, and chipotles to cast iron. Cover cast iron with foil.
- 4. Directly place cast iron in oven and bake for 2.5 hours
- 5. Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Please note: if you remove the roast and all the sauce has dried up for some reason, you can slowly add in more water to desired juice amount. The seasonings sometimes dry up and leave a residue in the cast iron, but adding water at the end and allowing it to sit for a few minutes to thicken solves the problem. This is only if this situation occurs. Some cast irons just have a different outcome than others.
Organic Gluten-free Chipotle Chile Barbacoa