Shredded Beef Tacos (Carne Deshebrada)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2014, America's Test Kitchen TV

Classic shredded beef tacos are known for their robust meatiness. So why do most recipes use a marginally beefy cut and throw a ton of meaty flavor down the drain?

SERVES 6 to 8

TIME 3½ to 4 hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

In order to achieve a moist, tender, and richly flavored beef taco filling, we cooked boneless short ribs slowly and gently in a covered Dutch oven over a sauce base of dark beer, vinegar, and dried ancho chiles. In order to maximize browni...

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