Rich Birria  Consomé

step-by-step recipe

What makes this sauce the best?

This can be used as the base for a Mexican beef stew, or a sauce for tacos, burritos, over rice, or even chimichangas!

Sauce Ingredients

– chuck roast  – olive oil – dried guajillo chiles – dried ancho chiles – roma tomatoes – onion  – garlic – cinnamon stick u – bay leaf – dried oregano – cumin seeds – dried thyme – salt – black peppercorns – beef broth

Step 1

Add oil to a pot and season beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to the pot and sear. Then add onion and cook.

Step 2

In a pot, add chiles, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cinnamon, and bay leaf. Pour in water and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Add remaining seasonings to the sauce pot. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Strain the contents. Remove the bay leaf and cinnamon. Place remaining solids into a blender.

Step 5

Add broth from the sauce into the blender, plus beef broth. Whirl until well blended.

Step 6

Place the pot with the beef and onion back on the stove at medium heat. Pour the contents of the blender over the beef. 

Step 7

Bring to a simmer, then cover and lower heat. Simmer until meat is tender and shreds easily, about 2½ to 3 hours.


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