Birria-style brisket

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Dried California or New Mexico chiles -or-
¼ cup Chile powder
2 smalls Dried hot chiles
1½ cup Dry red wine
¼ cup Wine vinegar
6 \N Cloves garlic
1½ teaspoon Ground cumin
1½ teaspoon Dried oregano leaves
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 \N Piece (2.5-3 lbs) center cut beef brisket; surface fat trimmed
4 larges (about 1 3/4 lb) onions; thinly sliced

Birria is a typical dish from the Zacatecas area of Mexico, often made with lamb. As always, the chile content can be adjusted upwards! Remove and discard stems and seeds from chiles. Put in 1 qt water and bring to boil. Remove, cover and let stand until softened, about 45-60 min.

Puree the chiles with the rest of the seasonings (everything except the beef and onions) until smooth.

Place meat in a roasting pan, top with chile mixture and onions. Seal pan tightly with aluminum foil. Bake, covered, at 350F until brisket is very tender, about 4 hours. Shred meat, mix with onion and juices. Serve with cilantro, lime and sour cream to add to taste; or, roll in tortillas for a birria-burrito!


From the Chile-Heads recipe list. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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