This recipe is going to rock your socks off. It’s based on a recipe for Barbacoa Beef by my friend Abby, and I’m going to claim it’s the ultimate Chipotle copycat recipe. Super easy to make for a crowd, and works great as leftovers, too.
Try it with Guerrero’s (made by Mission Foods) super-sized tortillas, just like the actual Chipotle restaurant uses!
1 London Broil roast (1.5-2 lbs)
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves
2 T whole peppercorns
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce – note: one pepper, not a whole can!
2 tsp chili powder, more or less to taste
2 packages (8 ct) Mission burrito-size tortillas
Cilantro-Lime white rice, see recipe below
black beans, see recipe below
Additional toppings as desired, such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and cheese
For the Cilantro-Lime White Rice:
1 cup white rice
2-3 T minced cilantro
1-2 T lime juice
For the black beans:
1 (15 oz) can black beans
1 tsp cumin
Ready? This is easier than ordering from Chipotle online.
1. Place London Broil in slow cooker, throw chopped onions, garlic cloves, peppercorns, and apple cider vinegar in on top. Add enough water to cover the roast. Cook on low for about 6 hours.
2. Remove meat from slow cooker and shred. It might seem a little dry and tough at this point, but we’re going to fix that. Remove the onions and peppercorns from slow cooker, reserving the juices. Blend the tomato sauce with the chipotle pepper and chilil powder until the chipotle pepper is very fine. Add the meat back to the slow cooker, along with the tomato sauce mixture and enough of the reserved broth to keep it plenty moist. Cook on low for another hour.
3. When you’re about 20 minutes away from wanting to eat, cook the rice according to the package directions. Once it’s done cooking, scoop it into a bowl and toss with the cilantro, lime juice, and salt (to taste). Warm the black beans with the cumin and whatever other spices you may feel like throwing in!l
4. Now that everything is ready, begin assembling your burritos! Warm tortillas are a must, and I’ve found the best way to warm them is, well, just like the Mission package says – heat them one at a time in a skillet on medium high for 10-15 seconds on one side and 10 seconds on the other.
Did I say these were just like Chipotle’s burritos? I lied. These are not just like Chipotle’s burritos. They are better! Tons more flavor, and I won’t charge you extra for the guacamole.