Beef With Smoky Chili Sauce

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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Cook In Southwest

This recipe is wonderful for a hot summer evening. It's filling but not fatty. It does take a while to make, what with the slow cooking and chilling time, but it's well worth it. I found this in a collection of favorites of local cooks here in Albuquerque.

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  1. Trim fat from meat. Place meat in a large piece of foil, cover with onion and bay leaves. Wrap foil up and place in a pan. Bake 2 1/2 - 3 hours at 350F until very tender. Cool. Chill if desired. Remove foil, onions, and bay leaves. Scrape off any fat. Tear meat with grain into match stick-size pieces.
  2. Make the Chile Sauce: Mix all ingredients after the sour cream in the ingredient list.
  3. Drizzle 1/3 cup of the chili sauce over meat and toss with forks until meat is thoroughly coated. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Taste, add salt and more chili sauce if desired. Sprinkle coriander and cheese over meat and toss with forks to mix. Arrange meat on a platter. Sprinkle tomatoes and garbanzos over meat. Garnish with lime. To serve, spoon meat mixture on tortillas, top with guacamole, sour cream, extra chili sauce.
  4. An alternate sauce: 6 1/2 - 7 oz. pickled chipotle peppers (reserve liquid).
  5. 1/3 cup salad oil.
  6. Remove and discard stems from the chiles. Place chiles, their liquid, and oil in blender. Blend until smooth.

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