Beef Barbacoa: Season beef chunks evenly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large sauce pot or high sided skillet set over medium-high heat. Add meat to skillet and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until pieces are evenly seared and deep golden brown. Transfer to plate and set aside.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add onion and garlic to same skillet and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until starting to soften. Add chipotle, adobo sauce, cumin, chili powder, and oregano and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Return pieces of seared meat to skillet and stir to combine. Add bay leaf and beef stock and increase heat to medium-high heat; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low. Cover skillet and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours , or until meat is extremely tender, and can be pulled apart easily with fork. Remove pieces of meat from cooking liquid and shred with two forks. Return to cooking liquid and stir to combine.
Avocado Crema: Add sour cream with mayonnaise, lime juice, lime zest, avocado, and salt to blender. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, avocado and salt. Whisk until smooth.
Assembly: Prepare Mahatma® Ready To Serve Chipotle Rice according to package directions. Divide evenly among 6 serving bowls. Top each bowl with 1/2 cup beef mixture. Top evenly with sliced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa. Drizzle Avocado Crema evenly over top bowls. Garnish with cilantro.
Leftover Barbacoa can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months or refrigerated for up to 1 week. Use for burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and more!
Chili powder: Chili powder is a red-colored mixture of spice powders that adds heat since it contains cayenne pepper. It also includes additional spices including paprika, oregano, cumin, and garlic powder.
However, depending on the amount of cayenne pepper used, chili powder can range from mild to fairly spicy.
The primary distinction between the two is that whereas chili powder typically consists of a mixture of chilies along with other ingredients like cumin and garlic powder, paprika is prepared from a single chili.