Beef Birria Consome and tacos

Birria is a spicy stew, traditionally made from goat or beef meat.

Beef- Chuck pot roast and Shank1Kg
Chile guajillo5
Chile cascabel5
Chile pasilla2
Chile morita2
White Onion1
Garlic4 cloves
Beef Stock bullion1
Apple cider vinegar2 table spoons
Bay leaves5
Whole black pepper10
Oregano1 teaspoon
Whole cloves5
Cinnamon stick1 small
Whole cumin1/4 teaspoon
All spice1/4 teaspoon
Thyme1/4 teaspoon
Ground ginger1/4 teaspoon
Saltto taste
Roma Tomatoes4
  • Preparing the Beef:
  • Cut the Beef in large pieces and coat it with apple cider vinegar (2 table spoons). Then coat the Beef with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare the Marinade:
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Then add the chiles to it. The chiles should be fried in the oil for a very short duration (2-5 seconds each side). If you fry the chiles for a long duration this will give them a bitter taste which will ruin your sauce. Remove them from the pan and add into a bowl filled with water.
  • Add half of an onion and 4 garlic cloves to the pan and fry for a until onion is translucent
  • Add the chiles, garlic cloves, and onion into a food blender. Add the spices (3 bay laves, black pepper, oregano, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, all spice, thyme, ground ginger and beef stock bullion). Add water. Blend to make a paste.
  • Coat the meat with the chili paste and marinate in fridge overnight.
  • Next day add the marinated meat to a large casserole pan.
  • Add water in the caserole pan to cover the meat completely.
  • Add half an onion and 2 bay leaves to this and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low to medium and cook for 3-4 hours.
  • Keep checking the stew- it should not become too dry. Add water as needed.
  • The meat will be done when it breaks apart from the tongs. Remove the meat and shred.
  • Strain the stew with a sieve.
  • Roast the tomatoes
  • And add to the food blender and make a paste
  • Add to the stew. Add some oregano.
  • Check salt and add to taste
  • Now dip the tortillas in the stew and add to a pan
  • Add Cheese (Oaxaca cheese or mozzarella cheese) to the tacos
  • Add pulled meat, onions, coriander to the tacos.
  • Add salsa roja to the tacos for extra heat.
  • Squeeze lime on the tacos.

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