Add Ingredients to Pot: In large pot add meat, onion, garlic, carrots and dried peppers. Cover with water. (This uses my large 7 qt pot and it fills it to the top!)
Add Seasonings & Boil: Add chicken bouillon, oregano, cumin and salt, stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and continue to simmer.
Skim: After 30 minutes, skim the top of the pot to remove impurities from the bone cooking out. (will look like little bits of foam on the top)
Blend Chiles: Remove the peppers (should be softened) and place in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, add up to 1/4 cup of broth if needed to help get a smooth consistency.
Strain Peppers: Strain the peppers if needed to remove bits of skin (if using a high powered blender this step is not necessary).
Add the blended peppers into the broth and stir to combine.
Adjust Seasonings: Add in the chili powder as desired to get a nice deep red color to the broth.
Cover and Simmer: Cover and continue to simmer for about 3 hours or until meat is tender and easily shredding on it’s own. (remove lid and give a stir every 40 minutes or so. Can also taste the broth once the meat is cooked through and adjust seasonings as needed).
Skim: Skim the excess grease from the top of the broth.
Remove Aromatics: Remove the onion, garlic, carrots and bay leaves from the broth.
Shred Meat: Remove the meat from the broth and shred. Remove any bones.