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Birria - Shredded Beef Stew

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  Beef 2 Pound
  Pasilla chile 8 Ounce (2 Packages, 4 Ounce Each)
  Pasilla 8 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Garlic 1⁄2
  Garlic head 1⁄2
  Onion 1⁄2
  Green chilies 2
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 6
  Lemons 2
  Lettuce 1 , shredded
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Chili 1 Tablespoon
  Hot chili 1
  Corn tortillas 1
  Chicken broth 1 Tablespoon

1) In a 16-quart stock pot filled with water, add the meat in big chunks.
2) Bring to a boil.
3) Once the meat has boiled, add all the remaining ingredients except for the chicken broth and the chile pasilla.
4) Cover the pot and cook over low flame for about 6 hours.
5) Drain the liquid and reserve it.
6) Shred the cooked meat (by itself).
7) To the pot, add the chilies and allow to cook for about 10 more minutes.
8) Put the chilies without the stem in a blender along with 2 cups of the reserved juice from the pot and the chicken broth.
9) Blend the ingredients with the garlic, onion and green chilies and make a paste.
10) Drain the paste and add it to the meat.
11) Gently simmer for about 20 minutes till done.

12) The birria is served hot. Can be served in tacos with lettuce, onion, hot chile and some lemon. The stew can also be served as soup. As a main dish, the beef stew can be served with cooked rice and beans.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 508 Calories from Fat 223

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.9%

Saturated Fat 7.4 g36.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 93.8 mg31.3%

Sodium 1133 mg47.2%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g12.8%

Dietary Fiber 15.7 g62.8%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 39 g78.1%

Vitamin A 382.3% Vitamin C 233.1%

Calcium 15.6% Iron 55.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

Someone Peeode's picture
This is not a recipe. It's an observation at best. The ingredients are incomplete due to not knowing the name of them. "Green Chiles"?? Really? Do you have any idea how many green chiles there are?? Guess not. "Beef"? Wow, that narrows it down to about 40 cuts. Finally my favorite "Hot Chile"? That norrows it down to about 1,000 different kinds of chile... doesn't even mention the color of the chile ie; Red, Green. Written by a Gringo with no clue what these ingredients are. Next time save your breath abd don't waste our time with a recipe that will not work.
Birria - Shredded Beef Stew Recipe