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  • 1 1/2 lb. beef shank
  • 1 lb. sirloin (or other roast/steak)
  • 3 peppers (dried guajillo, see notes)
  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 whole cloves
  • chicken stock (to cover sodium free, about 1 quart)
  • 4 inches corn tortillas
  • 1 medium onion (chopped, optional)
  • 1 bunch cilantro (chopped, optional)
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend (grated, optional)
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    Calories790Calories from Fat410
    Total Fat46g71%
    Saturated Fat19g95%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat410
    Total Carbohydrate19g6%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Excellent! Very flavorful. I love spicy food so it was perfect for me. My bf can't handle spice so I will have to change it next time I make it. He still ate 3 tacos! I gave him yogurt to help cool the spiciness. I also made it with venison and the meat turned out super tender.
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    Honestly, I thought this would be just okay! Wrong!!! I was old school and crock potted it for 7 hours…This had so much flavor and was incredible, will be making this again and again!
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    amazing and perfectly spiced!
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    Awesome dish! One of my favourite!
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    It was great I only used half can of the chipotle peppers with adobo due to one of my sons not liking his food too spicy. Making again this weekend.😋
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    Definetly making again DELISH!!!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Awesome! Making it again
    Yummly User a year ago
    Followed and came out great they are gone already lol.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Simple to follow and came out really yummy.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Perfect. This was a fan favorite in my house amongst friends and family.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    It was good... smelled great while cooking. Came out looking great. I took a small piece of the meat to try and initially was disappointed because it seemed like it lacked flavor, then after swallowing it my entire mouth was on fire. We eat spicy food regularly, my 16yo brother practically drinks hot sauce and he was sweating while eating it. I would better clarify the can of chipotle in adobo because it comes in so many sizes, I got the smallest I could find but I still feel like that’s where it went wrong. Like extremely wrong.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    The tacos turned out great! Amazing flavor, not too spicy!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    It was simple and easy to do, next time I'll need to as more seasoning. I added 10 more minutes in my instant pot so the sirloin could be really tender.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Excellent made as directed in my insta pot, corn tortillas were great toasted with the sauce. Served with authentic Mexican cheese and cilantro
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Amazing recipe! Through directions and tastes great!! WARNING: Very spicy If you are not used to eating spicy foods.