Homemade Beef Birria Consomé Recipe

Learn how to make classic beef birria consomé that is simmered in a delicious pepper broth and shredded to perfection.

Birria is meat that is slow-cooked in a zesty roasted pepper broth until it easily pulls apart and is shredded.


– assorted beef cuts: chuck, bottom round, shanks – lamb shanks – oil – white or yellow onions – garlic cloves – vine-ripe tomatoes

Season both the beef and lamb well on all sides with sea salt and pepper. Set aside. Next add the oil to a large pot or rondeau over high heat and once it begins to smoke add in the meat and sear.

Remove the beef from the pot and set it aside. Now, place in the onions and cook over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes. Place in the garlic and give it a quick sauté with the onions.

Next, put in the tomatoes, chiles, allspice berries, cinnamon, peppercorns, bay leaves, cumin seeds, oregano, and thyme and stew medium-high heat to soften up the peppers and cook the tomatoes.

Deglaze with 2 cups of water and continue to cook on medium-high heat until the amount of liquid is reduced by ½ or about 15 minutes.

Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree at high speed until smooth. See note on how to blend hot food. Pour the mixture back into the pot along with water or beef stock.

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