Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 teaspoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
3 bay leaves
RICE:
3 cups water
2 cups uncooked jasmine rice, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice


Place the first nine ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add broth; pulse to combine.
Place roast and bay leaves in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low 7-9 hours or until meat is tender.
Prepare rice about 30 minutes before serving. In a large saucepan, combine water, rice, butter and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; gently stir in cilantro and lime juice.
Remove roast from slow cooker; cool slightly. Discard bay leaves and skim fat from cooking juices. Shred beef with two forks; return to slow cooker. Serve with rice. Yield: 8 servings.