I didn't particularly care for this. It smelled delicious as it cooked though.... I thought this had a slightly bitter taste even though I used Coke in lieu of beer (I didn't want to open a new bottle of beer just for this recipe - since I made this at 9 AM, I wasn't in the mood to drink the rest!). On the contrary, my bf thought this had a sweet taste, similar to BBQ brisket (go figure!). My bf always tells me that I set my expectations too high. When a recipe doesn't meet or exceed those expectations, I am disappointed. I was hoping that this would be very similar to Chipotle's barbacoa (i.e. spicy shredded beef), but it wasn't (well maybe...). If I would have ACTUALLY done my homework beforehand, I would have KNOWN that Chipotle's meat is braised with chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves & oregano - none of which are spices found in this recipe (duh!). My bf and I made tacos out of the meat (i.e. flour tortillas, fresh garden salsa and cheese) and served them with homemade guacamole (complements of the bf) & beer margaritas to wash 'em down. This was a filling meal, but I don't think I'll be saving the left-overs for the enchiladas I hoped to prepare later this week. which is a real bummer since I would have liked to see how well this meat freezes. Oh well! Thanks anyways :)
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I didn't particularly care for this. It smelled delicious as it cooked though.... I thought...