FRAAANDDSSS… I have the best news ever to share with you. And I think you might love me for it. I think I love myself for it? I know, this display of humility is startling. But trust me, if there’s anything that calls for love, it’s undoubtedly this barbacoa beef, and that goes without question.
If I could just ask for a small drum roll before turning your world upside down [this is totally drum roll worthy]: you never have to go to Chipotle again. Like, ever. Because, I kid you not, this barbacoa beef is literally better than Chipotle. Yes, you read that right. Better than Chipotle. I didn’t even know this was possible. But it totally is, and I have proof. And you will, too, just as soon as you effortlessly whip this baby up in your slow cooker.
The sous chef and I were having a serious debate about whether the barbacoa should be beef or pork – and I was 100% on the side of beef. The sous chef failed to sway me otherwise, and after devouring these seriously flavorful beef tostadas, to say we were on the same page would be a total understatement.
I’d also like to point out that the sous chef made the observation about the beef being better than Chipotle’s… and that’s coming from a self-proclaimed Chipotle aficionado. Not like it’s a competition or anything [read: it totally is], but I’m just going to go ahead and mark this as a win in my column. Not that I’m keeping track or anything [of course I am].