Birria de Res con Consome

How to make Birria de Res con Consome


2 dried guajillo chilies

2 dried ancho chilies

2 dried chipotle chilies

1 cup water, just boiled

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

4 cloves

1/4 stick cinnamon

1 tablespoon oil

1 medium onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 (14 ounce) can tomato puree

2 teaspoons oregano

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon oil

3 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 1 inch cubes

salt and pepper

2 bay leaves

3 cups beef broth (or chicken broth)


Lightly toast the chilies in a heavy bottomed skillet for 30 seconds per side before soaking in the just boiled water until tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, lightly toast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon, in a pan over medium heat until fragrant, before grinding in a spice grinder.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic and the spices from step 2 and cook until fragrant, about a minute.

Add the tomato puree, oregano, paprika, allspice and vinegar, bring to a boil and turn off the heat.

Remove the stems and seeds from the soaked chilies and puree them, along with the soaking water and the sauce from the pan, in a food processor until smooth.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, season the beef with salt and pepper and brown on all sides.

Add the pureed chilli sauce to the pan with the beef along with the bay leaves and broth, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the beef is falling apart tender, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Calories 427, Fat 18g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0.5g), Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 1218mg, Carbs 15g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 5g), Protein 53g

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Birria de Res con Consome?

Birria de Res con Consome is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of tender beef stewed in a flavorful broth made from dried chilies and spices.

Where can I find the dried chilies needed for this recipe?

Dried guajillo, ancho, and chipotle chilies can often be found in the international aisle of well-stocked grocery stores or at Latin markets.

They are also available online.

Can I adjust the spiciness of the dish?

Yes, you can control the level of spiciness by adding or reducing the amount of dried chilies used in the recipe.

Removing the seeds and membranes from the chilies can also reduce the heat.

What type of beef should I use for Birria de Res con Consome?

Beef chuck roast is commonly used for Birria de Res.

It becomes tender and flavorful when simmered in the broth for an extended period.

How do I make the consome?

The consome is made by simmering the beef along with the pureed chili sauce, bay leaves, and broth until the meat is tender and the flavors have melded together.

Can I make this dish in advance?

Yes, Birria de Res con Consome actually tastes even better the next day as the flavors have a chance to develop further.

It can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage.

What can I serve with Birria de Res con Consome?

This dish is often served with warm tortillas, chopped onions, cilantro, lime wedges, and a spicy salsa.

Some people also enjoy it with rice and beans on the side.

What are some variations of Birria de Res con Consome?

Some variations include adding potatoes or vegetables to the stew, or using different types of dried chilies for the sauce to create unique flavor profiles.

Can I use a slow cooker to make Birria de Res con Consome?

Yes, you can transfer the browned beef and chili sauce to a slow cooker along with the broth and bay leaves, then cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the beef is tender.

Is Birria de Res con Consome a spicy dish?

It can be spicy depending on the amount and type of chilies used.

However, you can adjust the level of spiciness to your preference by modifying the chili quantity or removing seeds and membranes.