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AbitaFan08
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Birria Tacos
How am I so behind the 8-ball that I've never heard of/tried these until last night? I feel extremely uncouth.

Looking to make some this weekend after ordering one from a local place - would love to hear any tips/tricks from the FDB posters who have made them before.

TIA.


LNCHBOX
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re: Birria Tacos
Tried these a few months ago thanks to tiktok

Very tasty.


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offshoreangler
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re: Birria Tacos
Use the grease that you skim off the braise to crisp up your tortillas, if you want to get real gangster...put a little cheese down on the skillet, then the tortilla, creates the costra you want/need.


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L Boogie
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re: Birria Tacos
I know LouisianaLady made some a few months back that looked bomb.

Hopefully she'll see the bat signal for this thread and can pop in to give you guidance.


CarRamrod
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re: Birria Tacos
this is just the new fab hipster dish. Dont feel bad for not knowing what they are. This is just the Pho or Ramen or avocado toast or Poke of the year.



Not knocking it they are fantastic. Watch the Taco Chronicles on Netflix. But im more interested in trying real Suadero
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LNCHBOX
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re: Birria Tacos
quote:

this is just the new fab hipster dish.


They've been replaced by the feta and tomato pasta in the last month or so. Wonder what will be next.


mmmmmbeeer
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re: Birria Tacos
Delicious!

Used this YouTube lady's recipe a few times now and they're spot on. LINK


I grabbed some Oaxacan cheese to melt on the tortillas while they get browned. Other than that, followed her recipe to the T.


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LouisianaLady
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re: Birria Tacos
I don't remember which recipe I used, but I think it was this one. Ramrod is right that its a huge fad right now. I swear I didn't know that when I made them last summer.. But screw it. They were fantastic.

I wouldn't recommend using packaged tortillas. If you don't want to make your own, you can get freshly made ones from Mexican restaurants that make their own.

Like the last poster said, I used queso fresco in them while in the pan so it melted.



Thread from when I made them.



Chow Yum Phat (Asian restaurant) now runs them as a Taco Tuesday special. They do ginger-Szechuan style short ribs for them.



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SUB
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re: Birria Tacos
quote:

I know LouisianaLady made some a few months back that looked bomb.


I saved the recipe. They looked fantastic.


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bigberg2000
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re: Birria Tacos
For those familiar with Cobos Q in the north Houston is this what they make on Tuesdays? It looks great but I have no idea whats in them.


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Bigryno7
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re: Birria Tacos
LL those look amazing!

Hey I gotta admit, I made the tik tok pasta dish my own way with shrimp and it was excellent.


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BoogaBear
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re: Birria Tacos
Made them a while back as well for a food challenge.

Beef birria served on corn tortillas




4 dried guajillo chiles
2 dried pasilla chiles
2 cups boiling beef broth
3 pounds boneless short rib (we used an arm roast we had in the freezer)
1 yellow onion
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons coriander
2 chipotle chile in adobe sauce
Salt & pepper
15 oz. can diced fire roasted tomatoes

For serving:
Corn tortillas
Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Diced white onion
Chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 350

Remove stems and seeds from chiles and put into a blender, add the boiling broth and cover
Meanwhile, season the beef well with salt & pepper, and sear in 2 batches in a hot oven proof pot - remove to a plate and repeat with remaining beef
To the empty pot, add the onions with a little more oil and cook until softened, about 5 minutes
Add the vinegar, scraping up the bits on the bottom and allow about 1/2 of the vinegar to evaporate - then add garlic and when fragrant, about 45 seconds later add the beef back in and take off the heat
To the softening chiles add the oregano, cumin, coriander, chipotles, salt & pepper and diced tomatoes
Blend until very smooth and pour over beef in pot - the beef should be covered and if not add a little more broth
Cover, and place in the oven until fork tender and shredable - approx 2 to 2.5 hours
For tacos: dip a tortilla in some of the cooking liquid and place on flattop and when it starts getting a little brown, add some beef and shredded cheese, fold over and cook until getting crispy on both sides
Remove, open up carefully and add onion and cilantro and eat


The Spleen
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re: Birria Tacos
quote:

I wouldn't recommend using packaged tortillas. If you don't want to make your own, you can get freshly made ones from Mexican restaurants that make their own.



Yeah, fresh tortillas make a huge difference. Most Mexican stores will have fresh ones.



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mmmmmbeeer
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re: Birria Tacos
quote:

Beef birria served on corn tortillas


I think it was an old Bourdain show, but I heard that corn tortillas, traditionally, aren't to be used with beef. Beef is more of a northern Mexican food and is accompanied by flour tortillas.

Not criticizing you for your choice, just that your comment made me remember that tidbit of info that I never knew.

When I make birria, I do use flour tortillas (I prefer them regardless of meat) and, like your corn tortillas pictured, they browned up nicely and had a nice texture after cooked.


AbitaFan08
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Birria Tacos
Big thanks to all who have responded, and damn every single photo y'all have posted looks incredible! Looking forward to making them this weekend.

I also had no idea this was a "trendy" food when I started this thread. I guess I can't keep up with the kids these days and their foodie instagram accounts.
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MSMHater
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re: Birria Tacos
quote:

For those familiar with Cobos Q in the north Houston is this what they make on Tuesdays?


Yep. His Twitter is good foodporn. I feel like he uses brisket most often, but changes it up occasionally.


moontigr
Moon, PA
Member since Nov 2020
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re: Birria Tacos
There’s a girl in BR who sells them on Tuesdays out of her home off of Greenwell Springs Road that are the best I’ve ever had. You have to order through her Instagram which is @brguiltypleasuresllc


Dam Guide
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re: Birria Tacos
They are great, whoever made them popular thank you because now they are easier to find.


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xXLSUXx
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re: Birria Tacos
If you like birria, and are in the greater NOLA area, you should check out Secret Birria (they also have a birria ramen), and Tacos del Cartel in Metairie. I'm sure others sell it as well but those are two that I've had recently.


AbitaFan08
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Birria Tacos
quote:

If you like birria, and are in the greater NOLA area


I do but I'm not. But great info for anyone reading this thread in the NOLA area!


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