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18 INGREDIENTS 9 STEPS 2hr 40min

Birria Tacos

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Birria Tacos bring your taco game up a few notches! Traditionally made with lamb or beef in Mexico, birria is a tangy, pepper-forward stewed meat. It’s wonderful on tacos, like in this recipe, or frankly anything! The best part? The reserved succulent broth for dipping your tacos!
Birria Tacos Recipe | SideChef
Birria Tacos bring your taco game up a few notches! Traditionally made with lamb or beef in Mexico, birria is a tangy, pepper-forward stewed meat. It’s wonderful on tacos, like in this recipe, or frankly anything! The best part? The reserved succulent broth for dipping your tacos!
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2hr 40min
Total Time
$2.96
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
8
US / METRIC
2 lb
Beef Shank
cut into chunks
3
Guajillo Chiles
2
Mulato Peppers
1 1/2 Tbsp
Salt , divided
3
Neutral Oil
1
5 cloves
Garlic , minced
1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1 can
(400 g)
Diced Tomatoes
6 cups
Beef Broth
to taste
to taste
for serving
to taste
for serving
(optional)
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Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Cut the tops off and remove the seeds of the Guajillo Chiles (3) and Mulato Peppers (2) . Cut into flat pieces and put them on a microwave-safe plate.
Step 2
Place in the microwave at 15 second intervals until toasted and tender. It should take around 30 seconds.
Step 3
Place the chili peppers in a heatproof bowl full of boiling water and let soak for 20 minutes.
Step 4
Season the Beef Shank (2 lb) all over with half of the Salt (1/2 Tbsp) .
Step 5
In a dutch oven, heat Neutral Oil (3) over medium-high heat. Add the meat and sear until browned. Remove from the pot and set aside.
Step 6
To the same pot, add White Onion (1) and cook until soft. Add Garlic (5 cloves) , Dried Oregano (1 Tbsp) , and Ground Cinnamon (1/2 tsp) and cook for another minute.
Step 7
Add meat, Diced Tomatoes (1 can) , peppers, Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (2) , Bay Leaves (2) , Apple Cider Vinegar (1 Tbsp) , Beef Broth (6 cups) , and the rest of the Salt (1/2 Tbsp) to the pot. Bring the pot to a boil. Then lower heat to medium and simmer for 2 hours or until meat is falling apart.
Step 8
Place meat in a heatproof bowl, shred and return to the pot.
Step 9
Assemble tacos on 6-Inch Corn Tortillas (24) . Top with beef, Pickled Red Onions (to taste) , and sprinkle some Fresh Cilantro (to taste) . Serve with the broth for dipping, and squeeze some Limes (to taste) if needed.
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