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Birria Recipe

Cynthia

"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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Ingredients

3 h 40 m servings 164 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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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.

Footnotes

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  • 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; 2376 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is as authentic as it can get Sonoran Birria we make it like this all the time especially for family gatherings this is the best the only thing we do different in our family is use chuck r...

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I made this recipe as written. It has way too much salt. 1/4 cup of salt is way more than necessary, and all we could taste was salt. As a result, we didn't even save the leftovers. I may tr...

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This is as authentic as it can get Sonoran Birria we make it like this all the time especially for family gatherings this is the best the only thing we do different in our family is use chuck r...

Very delicious, very easy to prepare, I used only California chilies, my tip is to let mixture marinade overnight with the meat, I used chuck roast beef, if you do that your Birria will be f...

I make this all the time!

I made this recipe as written. It has way too much salt. 1/4 cup of salt is way more than necessary, and all we could taste was salt. As a result, we didn't even save the leftovers. I may tr...

This is my second time making this. First time was too much salt. When I boiled peppers I used beef broth instead of water and added a half a onion a couple cloves of garlic. For seasoning I ad...

Recommend beef or goat... or lamb shanks. DO NOT USE 1/4 CUP SALT... use 1 tablespoon. Been using the sauce as a marinade, dip and BBQ sauce.... especially as a BBQ sauce.

Made it with the exact same ingredients except i used 1/8 cup of salt instead of 1/4 i felt that it was a bit much salt also I used 2 tablespoons from a mixed spiced package a bit of cumin and a...

Delicious!!! Will be making it again.

Best recipe for birria that I have found the only thing I didn't follow was the salt amount. Thank you.