Birria Recipe Recipe

"A blend of chiles and spices simmered with beef stew meat. Very delicious and served with cilantro, limes, and onion as condiments and Mexican rice or beans as side dishes."


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  • 5 California chile pods, seeds and veins removed
  • 5 guanjino chile peppers, seeds and veins removed
  • water to cover
  • 1 tablespoon mixed spices, or more to taste
  • 1/4 slice onion
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 pounds cubed beef stew meat
  • 6 bay leaves
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    1. Place California chile pods and guanjino chile peppers into a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
    2. Pour chiles and water into a blender; add mixed spices, onion, and salt. Blend until sauce is smooth.
    3. Mix stew meat, sauce, and bay leaves in a large pot; cook over medium-low heat until meat is very tender, 3 to 5 hours.


    • Tip
    • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 164 calories;6.7 g fat;3.7 g carbohydrates;21.6 g protein;60 mg cholesterol;50 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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