How To Make Jalisco Style Beef Birria

Birria is a traditional Jalisco style Mexican stew made w/a trio of dried chiles: Guajillo, Ancho & Arbol.

Just remove the stems and seeds and toast the chiles in a dry skillet until toasty and fragrant.

Rehydrate the chiles by pouring hot water over them and letting them steep until plumped.

While the chiles are soaking, sauté onions, garlic and spices in the skillet until very fragrant.

Combine the onion mixture with the rehydrated chile pods in a blender. Add broth & puree until smooth.

Brown the beef in batches, then assemble the birria with the chile pepper consommé to slow braise.

Cover the beef birria with a lid & braise in a 300° oven for 3 hours until the beef is tender and rich.

This hearty Mexican stew can be served on its own or used as a filling for your own birria tacos.

Serve with cilantro, lime juice, diced onions and warm corn tortillas for dipping into the sauce.