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Better Than Chipotle's Beef Barbacoa

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Note: Look for dried chilis in a large supermarket or latin market. If you can't find these exact chilis, any combination of mild, fruity and bright-tasting chilis will do, such as guajillo or Colorado. Barbacoa can be stored in its liquid for up to five days in refrigerator. The flavor should improve with time. Reheat gently on the stovetop or the microwave. Serve with store-bought or homemade corn tortillas (recipe here), and make sure to reheat them right!

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