Birria Tacos

Birria Tacos

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M K

M K

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"Birria tacos are one of the best tacos to ever exist. They’re full of flavour, cheesy, juicy and ultimately delicious. This recipe is definitely a show stopper and I encourage everyone to try them! For a vegetarian/vegan friendly recipe, you can use portobello mushrooms instead of the meat and add beans to the stew. "

Difficulty

Medium 👍
240
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
20
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
200 g
masa harina
1 tbsp
salt
75 ml
water
1
onion
1
lime
2
carrots
2
tomatoes
2 tbsp
Arbol pepper paste
250 g
beef chuck
20 g
parsley
1
pepper
1
cinnamon stick
2
bay leaves
100 g
queso fresco

Utensils

tortilla press, blender

  • Step 1/11

    Chop your vegetables in a bowl
    • 1 onion
    • 2 carrots
    • 2 tomatoes
    • 1 pepper

    Chop your vegetables in a bowl

  • Step 2/11

    Sauté your meat in onion and garlic until it’s not red on the outside. I used beef chucks but lamb meat is the traditional way to go.
    • 250 g beef chuck

    Sauté your meat in onion and garlic until it’s not red on the outside. I used beef chucks but lamb meat is the traditional way to go.

  • Step 3/11

    Add Arbol paste ( or arbol peppers) and all the other vegetables. I was not able to find guajillo peppers but if you can, don’t hesitate to put them in.
    • 2 tbsp Arbol pepper paste

    Add Arbol paste ( or arbol peppers) and all the other vegetables. I was not able to find guajillo peppers but if you can, don’t hesitate to put them in.

  • Step 4/11

    Add water and spices . I used cinnamon, bay leafs and salt.
    • 75 ml water
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 2 bay leaves

    Add water and spices . I used cinnamon, bay leafs and salt.

  • Step 5/11

    Let it simmer for about 3-4 hours depending on the time you have.

    Let it simmer for about 3-4 hours depending on the time you have.

  • Step 6/11

    Meanwhile prepare your tortillas. I used 200g of blue-ish masa harina, 1 tsp salt and 75 mL of water. If you buy tortillas from the store, try to find fresh ones. ( This makes about 8-9 tortillas)
    • 200 g masa harina
    • 1 tbsp salt

    Meanwhile prepare your tortillas. I used 200g of blue-ish masa harina, 1 tsp salt and 75 mL of water. If you buy tortillas from the store, try to find fresh ones. ( This makes about 8-9 tortillas)

  • Step 7/11

    Smash your tortillas with a press or simply use some plastic wrap and a bottom rounded dish. Cook them in a pan by flipping every 10 seconds until brownish spots appear.
    • tortilla press

    Smash your tortillas with a press or simply use some plastic wrap and a bottom rounded dish. Cook them in a pan by flipping every 10 seconds until brownish spots appear.

  • Step 8/11

    After the stew has been cooked, throw all the vegetables in a blender and blend them together as a paste. Combine the paste back in to the pot. At this point the meat is so soft that it can be shredded by a fork.
    • blender

    After the stew has been cooked, throw all the vegetables in a blender and blend them together as a paste. Combine the paste back in to the pot. At this point the meat is so soft that it can be shredded by a fork.

  • Step 9/11

    Prepare the consumé by combining the stew with parsley and onion when ready to serve.
    • 20 g parsley

    Prepare the consumé by combining the stew with parsley and onion when ready to serve.

  • Step 10/11

    Dip the tortillas in the stew and fry them in a pan to crisp up. After that put queso fresco cheese (mozzarella also works) and meat on the tortilla, fold into a taco and let it fry in the pan until the cheese is melted and the outside of the taco is crispy.
    • 100 g queso fresco

    Dip the tortillas in the stew and fry them in a pan to crisp up. After that put queso fresco cheese (mozzarella also works) and meat on the tortilla, fold into a taco and let it fry in the pan until the cheese is melted and the outside of the taco is crispy.

  • Step 11/11

    Enjoy the tacos with lime on the side. If you have leftover consume, don’t worry! You can prepare so many different dishes such as various chilli, soup, etc.
    • 1 lime

    Enjoy the tacos with lime on the side. If you have leftover consume, don’t worry! You can prepare so many different dishes such as various chilli, soup, etc.

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