Birria - Quesa Tacos by freddsters

Birria - Quesa Tacos

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Prep

20 min

Cook

2 hr

12 servings

US

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12 servings

US

original

metric

Ingredients

Birria - Quesa Tacos

4 lb beef short rib, heavily salted and peppered

4 lb chuck roast, heavily salted and peppered

2 tbsp oil

15 guajillo chile

12 Chile Puya, stems and seeds removed

4 Chile Ancho, stems and seeds removed

5 Chile de Arbol, Optional for spice

10 Garlic Cloves

6 Bay Leaves

1 onion

5 cup water

2 inch piece Ginger, peeled

1 tsp peppercorns

1 tsp Whole Cumin Seed

1 tsp Mexican Oregano

3 Whole Cloves

1 tbsp White Vinegar

2 Roma Tomatoes

Corn Tortillas

Shredded Queso Chihuahua

Cilantro, chopped

Onion, diced

Limes

Salsa

Tools

Instant Pot

Directions

Birria - Quesa Tacos

Step 1

. Grab your dried Chile Guajillo, Puya & Ancho, remove the stems, rip them open and shake out all the seeds.

15 guajillo chile

12 Chile Puya, stems and seeds removed

4 Chile Ancho, stems and seeds removed

Step 2

To the short ribs and chuck roast, heavily season with salt and pepper. Cut the chuck roast into smaller pieces to speed up the cooking process.

4 lb beef short rib, heavily salted and peppered

4 lb chuck roast, heavily salted and peppered

Step 3

Get your Instant Pot, set it to the sear function, in batches, brown the beef all over, about 4-6 minutes per side.

4 lb beef short rib, heavily salted and peppered

4 lb chuck roast, heavily salted and peppered

2 tbsp oil

Instant Pot

Step 4

Add all the beef back into the instant pot, along with the dried chiles, garlic, bay leaves, onion, ginger and water.

4 lb chuck roast, heavily salted and peppered

4 lb beef short rib, heavily salted and peppered

12 Chile Puya, stems and seeds removed

15 guajillo chile

4 Chile Ancho, stems and seeds removed

5 Chile de Arbol, Optional for spice

10 Garlic Cloves

6 Bay Leaves

1 onion

5 cup water

2 inch piece Ginger, peeled

Step 5

Cover with the lid and set to high pressure for 1 hour. Once the timer goes off, let sit, covered, for 30 minutes before releasing the Instant Pot pressure and opening up the lid.

Step 6

Once open, transfer all solid veggies such as the onion, chiles, garlic to your blender. Take out the bay leaves and ginger and discard.

Step 7

To the blender with the Chile mixture, add the remaining spices, whole pepper, cumin, Mexican oregano and whole cloves, white vinegar and the tomatoes, along with 2 cups of the cooking liquid. Blend until smooth and fully combined.

1 tsp Whole Cumin Seed

1 tsp peppercorns

1 tsp Mexican Oregano

3 Whole Cloves

1 tbsp White Vinegar

2 Roma Tomatoes

Step 8

To the beef, remove the bones from the short ribs and shred the rest of the beef, at this point it should be fall apart tender that just moving the meat around with your tongs will get the job done.

Step 9

Pour the blended Chile mixture to the remaining broth, this is becoming our consome for the Birria. You can either leave the beef in its own separate bowl & simply add about 1/2 cup of the console to mix into the beef. Or Mix all the beef back into the consome.

Step 10

To make Quesa Birria Tacos, get a large skillet/griddle heating up on medium-ish heat.

Step 11

Dip corn tortillas into the fatty top part of the consome, then place them on the griddle. Cook for 30-45 seconds per side, then on the second side, sprinkle with cheese, then Birria over the cheese, cilantro & onion, then more cheese, close your taco, and cook for another minute per side, or until the tortilla is getting nice and crispy on the outside.

Corn Tortillas

Shredded Queso Chihuahua

Cilantro, chopped

Onion, diced

Step 12

To serve your Quesa Birria tacos, get a bowl of consome, season it with salsa, cilantro, onion, lime juice. Add more salsa, cilantro, onion, lime to your taco & dip it into the consome.

Birria - Stove Top Version

Step 1

To make Birria on your stove top instead of an instant pot. Get a large dutch oven or any big heavy pot. Sear the beef on medium high heat in oil, until browned all over, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Step 2

Once all the beef is seared, add it all back to the pot, along with all of the dried chiles, garlic, onion, bay leaves, ginger & water. Let come to a boil, then reduce to a medium low heat and let cook, partially covered, for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is fall apart tender.

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