Cut the beef brisket into large chunks. If using diced beef skip this step.
Season the beef generously with salt and pepper.
Add a dash of oil to a large pan and heat to a high heat so that the meat will sear. Add in the beef in chunks and brown on all sides. You want a proper sear to add flavour.
When browned, remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
Step 2 : Prepare the sauce
Put all of the ingredients for the barbacoa sauce together in a food processor and blitz until you have a smooth sauce.
Step 3 : Cook the Barbacoa Beef
To cook the beef you have a few options.
You can place the beef in a slow cooker, cover it with the sauce, and cook on low for 8 hours.
You can also place all of the ingredients together in a casserole dish/Dutch Oven and put in a preheated oven at 160C/140 Fan/Gas Mark 3 for three and a half hours. Cover the lid with foil to prevent too much steam from escaping and the beef drying out.
Step 4 : Serve
To serve, all you have to do is take out the beef and shred with a pair of forks, similar to how one would prepare pulled pork.
You can then serve the shredded beef in wraps, on tacos, on nachos, as part of a burrito bowl, or anything else that you fancy!
A very simple serving suggestion is over rice with the sauce on top and a side serving of sliced avocados and salsa.