Classic Mexican Birria

 

September 29, 2017

Classic Mexican Birria
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Birria is a Mexican slow-cooked spicy stew dish from the state of Jalisco. Traditionally, it is made with goat meat or mutton, but this recipe is made with beef. Birria is appealing for its tender texture and spicy flavors. Enjoy as a stew or shred it and enjoy the meat in your tacos. If you love spicy Mexican food, you'll love this classic Mexican birria inspired by my mother.
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Classic Mexican Birria
Print Recipe
Birria is a Mexican slow-cooked spicy stew dish from the state of Jalisco. Traditionally, it is made with goat meat or mutton, but this recipe is made with beef. Birria is appealing for its tender texture and spicy flavors. Enjoy as a stew or shred it and enjoy the meat in your tacos. If you love spicy Mexican food, you'll love this classic Mexican birria inspired by my mother.
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
Preparing the chiles
  1. Stem and remove seeds from dried chiles.
  2. Toast and then soak chiles in two cups of boiled water for 20 minutes.
  3. Blend in a blender until pureed.
  4. Strain puree to remove any stray seeds or skin.
  5. Set aside for later.
Cooking the meat
  1. Place all ingredients and chile puree in a dutch oven or slow cooker, making sure the spices are mixed evenly throughout the pot.
  2. Cover and cook on medium to low heat for three and a half hours or until meat is easy to shred.
  3. Shred meat and place back into pot.
  4. Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

For tacos, use your choice of small corn or flour tortillas. Place the desired amount of meat onto a warm tortilla, squeeze lime to taste, and garnish with diced cilantro and onion. Buen provecho!

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