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If you like the Chipotle Restaurant Barbacoa, this recipe is fantastic! I never rated anything on the internet until now because this recipe is just so good. My daughter and I both abosolutely love Chipotle Barbacoa. Having a large family, it gets expensive taking the entire family out to eat. I decided to try this recipe. I loved it and my daughter really loved it. She ate it for supper, then breakfast, packed it for school lunch and still ate it later that evening. I had to tell her she had to eat something else for breakfast the next morning. She said it tastes exactly like the restaurant. The recipe makes enough to have left overs later or to freeze it. If you like Chipotle Barbacoa you will love this recipe.

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algato February 07, 2013

I've actually made this a few times now. My husband has an allergy to mild bell peppers, so I make this so that he can have Chipotle at home where I can guarantee he won't get sick! We both love it, and everyone who has had this recipe and Chipotle's says that this one is as good if not better! I cheat on the chiles in adobo and use a smoked habanero instead with a little tomato paste and adobo seasoning (powdered). Seems to work out about right. So good and well worth the little bit of prep!

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niwamau April 05, 2013

I make a few changes...not a fan of preservatives so I don't use the chilies in adobo sauce. I substitute with 4 or 5 good sized poblano peppers that I broil in the oven, remove the skin and the bulk of the seeds from. The second time I made it I didn't remove the fat until it was ready to fall off the meat I think it added more flavor. Best shredded beef I've ever had!

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saraispampered December 31, 2012

I wasn't sure about this one when I put it in the crockpot. All day I kept thinking that it smelled like choizo and I am not a fan of it. I shredded and tasted. I didn't think that it was great but it was edible. I let it sit in the juice on warm for awhile cuz we weren't ready too eat yet. Tasted again and WOW! Melts in your mouth! Made tortas out of it. Didn't think my daughter was gonna eat it but she did. Tomorrow I will make tostadas out of the left overs. I halfed this recipe cuz I only had a 2 lb roast but I used 3 chipoltes. Next time I will use more.

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seal angel September 11, 2013

I made this exactly as the recipe explained....it was THE BEST meat I have ever had. Chipotle is good but this is even better! Thank you for sharing!

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Dionaggia December 29, 2012

I registered on that website just to rate this recipe... It's absolutely amazing!!! My husband and I are regular Chipotle customers and we love barbacoa. I was very skeptical about trying out any barbacoa recipes, because I didn't believe I could come any close to what we are used to at Chipotle. I finally gave it a shot... My husband said it was even better than at Chipotle! Everybody is saying that it makes a lot, which is true... but in my house it was gone within 2 days, and I only ate a little bit for lunch, the rest was consumed by my husband! If you love barbacoa, don't hesitate to try that recipe. Five starts! Thank you, Jan, for sharing!

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gosia_r December 23, 2012

This recipe is spot on. The only thing I did not have was cloves. Also excellent as a breakfast burrito

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nodoubt2012 November 26, 2012

I've never tried Chipotle's Barbacoa for comparison, but this made a great batch of flavorful shredded beef. I cooked this on low all day while I was at work, so the house smelled lovely when I got home. My original plans were to fill some flautas with this, but DH didn't want to wait that long, so I just made soft tacos with corn tortillas, onions and cilantro instead. I do have some of the meat left over, so I may yet get to try this in flautas. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2012

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Muffin Goddess April 16, 2012

Sounds promising, and it's in the cooker, but I was confused by the 4-5 chipotle peppers. I only found the dry one and put 1tsp should I add more?

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RenataR May 04, 2015

Made this for my hubby's requested birthday party food. We've always love the deep flavor of the barbacoa from chipotle. Outstanding recipe! Simple & amazing- on point flavor comparison! The searing of the roast is so necessary. Friends commented on how perfect the meat was!! Highly recommended! I was also surprised it wasn't as spicy as I thought it was going to be!

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