Place the meat pieces in the pot and add the onion, garlic, and bay leaf. Cover with 8 cups of water and close the pot. Set the cooking time to the Meat setting. This will take 45 minutes in the Instant Pot. Ancho pepper salsa Preparation
While the meat is cooking, add the peppers to a bowl or saucepan with warm water to soak. After 20 minutes the peppers will be soft.
Remove the peppers from the soaking water and place them into your blender along with the slice of onion, small garlic clove, and 2 cups of water. Process until you have a fine salsa. Set aside.
Once the meat is cooked, remove from the pot and place in a large container and wait until it is cool enough to handle. Once it has cooled down, finely shred it using a pair of forks.
Warm the oil in a frying pan at medium-low heat, then pour the salsa in and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes and then reduce the heat to low. Add the shredded meat, and season with cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Keep cooking for another 5 minutes. Check the seasoning again, in case it needs any adjustments. Now, it is ready to serve and enjoy with warm flour tortillas, a hot tomatillo Salsa Verde, or the salsa of your choice. Enjoy!