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8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
14-13 cup ground dried ancho chile powder
12 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons vinegar (cider vinegar is common in Mexico)
1 teaspoon salt
12 cup water for marinade (plus more for the slow cooker)
3 lbs bone-in chuck roast
12 cup finely chopped white onion, for garnish
12 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
1 lime, cut into 6 wedges for serving


Cut a slit in the side of each garlic clove. Place them in a microwaveable bowl, cover with plastic wrap, poke holes in the top and microwave for 30 seconds on high. Cool until handleable, then slip off the papery husks. One by one, drop the garlic cloves into a running food processor, letting each get thoroughly chopped before adding the next. Add the chile powder, cumin, black pepper, vinegar, salt and water and pulse to blend. Place the meat in a large crock pot. Scrape the marinade onto the meat, then spread it sloppily over the top and sides. Pour enough water into the slow-cooker to cover the lower 1/2 inch of roast. Cover and slow cook on high for 6 hours or until meat is tender. Carefully remove meat with a slotted spoon onto a large plate, pulling away the bones. Degrease the cooking broth and boil it down in a saucepan to concentrate the flavors. Ladle it over the meat and garnish with the onions and cilantro.

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