Video:How to Make Birriawith Anthony Milotic
Birria is a traditional Mexican dish that involves slow cooking spicy marinated chuck steak. Get a demonstration and great recipe for making this traditional dish in this how-to video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Birria
Hi, I am Anthony for About.com and today I am going to show you how to make Birria, which is a traditional Mexican dish.
Ingredients for Birria
To cook this Birria you will need:
- 3 lbs or 1 ½ kgs Chuck Steak
- 4 guajillo chilies
- 3 ancho chilies
- 3 cascabel chilies
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled and finely diced
- 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 cup of Water
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
Also you will need a Crock Pot or a similar pan to cook this dish.
How to Make Chili Paste for Birria
First start by placing the chilies into a pan and lightly browning them over medium heat. Be carful not to burn them and take them out of the pan as soon as you take the pan off the heat.
Remove the seeds and veins and soak in hot water for 15-20 minutes.
Then process the chilies, garlic and vinegar in a blender with to make a paste.
How to Make the Rub for Birria
Now it is time to make the Meat Rub. Combine the salt, pepper, ground cloves, oregano, cumin, cinnamon and thyme in a bowl.
Next rub all the meat with the dry mixture and then coat it with half of the chili paste and then refrigerate overnight to allow the meat to marinate.
How to Cook the Meat for Birria
Place the meat, water, onion, bay leaf, garlic and remaining chili paste into the crock-pot.
Place the lid on and cook for approximately 4 hours until the meat is tender and juicy at 350 degreees F or 180 degrees C.
Once the meat is ready to serve it can be placed in bowls and served with corn tortillas, chopped onion and fresh cilantro.
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