In a blender or food processor, blend beef broth with chipotle chiles, green chiles, garlic, onion, apple cider vinegar, cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and cloves until well combined and the onion is broken down.
Cut the beef into 3-4 inch cubes and season with salt and pepper.
Turn the Instant Pot saute and pour in the oil and let heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add the seasoned beef and sear for 2-3 minutes per side until browned. Once the meat is browned, turn the Instant Pot OFF and remove the beef to a plate.
Pour in the beer, or stock, and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the inner pot.
Add the meat back into the inner pot and pour the blended sauce over the meat. Add in 2 bay leaves.
Place the lid on the inner pot and be sure the vent knob is sealed. Cook on HIGH pressure for 60 minutes. Hit Manual/Pressure Cook and use +/- buttons to adjust until it reads 60.
Once cook time has elapsed, let the pressure release naturally for at least 15 minutes.
Open the instant pot and remove the bay leaves. Shred the beef using 2 forks right in the inner pot, or remove and shred in a large bowl if that is easier for you. Stir the shredded meat with the cooking liquid and the juice of fresh lime.
Serve as desired.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
For the beef, a chuck roast is best. You can use frozen beef as long as it is cubed up before frozen. If using frozen beef, cook for 90 minutes on high pressure.
Use a mild, pale lager such as Coors Light or Corona. Of course, feel free to omit the beer and replace it with additional beef stock.
Chipotle in Adobo Sauce: Use 2 chipotles and about 1 tablespoon of the sauce. You can freeze the remaining chipotles and sauce in the freezer to use in future recipes.
Use low-sodium beef stock to control the level of salt in the recipe.
If using the beef as a filling for tacos, I recommend draining the shredded meat over a fine mesh strainer so that your tacos don’t get soggy. If serving over rice or in burrito bowls, use the sauce to flavor the rice.