Birria Tacos Recipe

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Submitted by araemhild

Makes 8 servings



Beef Tacos in a Latin Achiote sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Birria Tacos

32 ounces beef short ribs, bone-in
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
5 dried California chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
5 dried pasilla chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
2 dried ancho chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
4 medium tomatoes, cored and quartered
1 small white onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic
12 black peppercorns
1 tablespoon achiote paste
1/8 tsp cumin seeds
1/8 tsp Freshly ground pepper
384 grams corn tortillas, warmed

Recipe Directions for Birria Tacos

  1. Put the short ribs in a large heavy pot. Season with 3 teaspoons salt and cover with water by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium heat, skimming any foam from the surface. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the meat is tender, 2 hours, 30 minutes to 3 hours. Transfer the short ribs to a cutting board with a slotted spoon and let cool slightly, then shred the meat from the bone. Skim the fat off the broth in the pot; reserve the broth.

  2. Meanwhile, soak the dried chiles in warm water until soft, about 30 minutes. Drain and transfer to a blender; add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppercorns, achiote paste and cumin and process until smooth, adding water if necessary.

  3. Mix about 1 cup reserved broth into the chile puree, then pour the puree through a fine-mesh sieve into the pot of broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 30 minutes. Add the shredded meat and simmer 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Use tongs to divide the meat among the tortillas. Top with pickled onions; serve with the remaining cooking liquid and lime wedges.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 235.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
354
Calories from Fat
105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.7g
18%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Sodium
241mg
10%
Potassium
668mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
25.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
36.3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in zinc
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