I love the huge array of flavors that we now have in our Craft Beers. Chipotle? Yes please. Coffee? Couldn’t live without it. Both of these flavors, along with the fact that beer is a natural meat tenderizer make this Black Phoenix Chipotle Coffee Stout the perfect beer for the job of making tacos.
Bootleggers Brewery makes this fabulous taco braising liquid that also doubles as a smooth drinking Stout Beer. Pretty handy. If you can’t seem to get your hands on this stuff, and I DO recommend that you try, look for a dark stout that has spicy or coffee notes. This is no task for a pale ale.
Chipotle Stout Braised Beef Tacos With Fresh Pico De Gallo
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 lb Tri Tip Roast
1 Large Bottle (1 pint, 6 oz) Dark Stout such as Bootleggers Black Phoneix
1/2 cup beef broth
6 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 large white onion, peeled and quartered
2 large Chipotle Chilies in Adobo Sauce, chopped, plus 1 tbs Adobo sauce
12 6 inch tortillas
Pico De Gallo:
1 large jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
In a large pot or cast iron enamel dutch oven, heat the olive oil over high heat until hot but not smoking. Sprinkle the roast on all side with salt and pepper. Sear the meat on all sides until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Add beer and bring to a simmer, reduce heat to maintain a low simmer. Add the garlic, onions, chilies and adobo sauce. Allow to simmer until fork tender and falling apart, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. During the cooking process, turn the meat over about every 30 minutes. If the liquid in the pot gets low, and too thick, add additional beer or hot water. Once the meat is done, shred in the pot using two forks, remove any large pieces of fat that have not rendered. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
While that is cooking, make the Pico De Gallo by placing all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
Remove meat from pot, serve inside tortillas, covered with Pico De Gallo.