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Quesobirria, The Red Taco!

Birria quesadillas are a mouthwatering twist on the classic Mexican birria. These cheesy delights are perfect for sharing or enjoying as an appetizer.


four chicken tinga birria quesadillas with a small bowl of birria dipping sauce
Birria Quesadillas made with Chicken Tinga

Shall we partake in ambrosial brews?


Pairing birria with beer can be a delightful combination that enhances the flavors of both the dish and the drink. Birria, a traditional Mexican dish featuring tender, slow-cooked meat in a rich and flavorful broth, pairs well with various types of beer depending on personal preferences.


For a classic pairing, consider a Mexican lager like Corona or Modelo Especial. The light and crisp nature of these beers can complement the richness of the birria without overpowering it. If you prefer a more robust beer, try a malty amber ale or a dark lager like Negra Modelo. These beers can bring out the earthy and spicy notes in the birria, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.


Ultimately, the best beer to pair with birria is the one you enjoy the most. Feel free to experiment with different beer styles to find the perfect match for your taste buds. Cheers to a delicious dining experience!


Why did the Birria go to therapy? Because it had too many beefs! 🌮😄

Chef Talk!


  • Birria, a delectable and zesty Mexican dish, not only excites the palate but also boasts a myriad of nutritional advantages. Let's explore the health benefits of this flavorful cuisine:

  • Abundant Protein Source:

  • Birria, predominantly meat-based, emerges as a protein powerhouse.

  • Animal proteins in birria are complete proteins, encompassing all nine essential amino acids vital for muscle health, tissue mending, and overall bodily functions.

  • Enhanced Energy Levels:

  • The presence of heme iron in birria aids in hemoglobin production within red blood cells.

  • Hemoglobin facilitates oxygen transportation throughout the body, thereby sustaining optimal energy levels.

  • Reinforced Immune System:

  • The blend of minerals and vitamins in birria fortifies the immune system.

  • The array of spices and herbs in the adobo sauce offer antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Nutrient Diversity:

  • Birria is a source of iron, potassium, and other essential nutrients.

  • This dish not only gratifies your cravings but also nurtures your body.

It is imperative to exercise moderation. Enjoy your birria garnished with fresh cilantro, diced white onion, and a splash of lime juice. Whether savored in a bowl or wrapped in a tortilla, birria presents a harmonious blend of taste and nourishment! 🌮🔥


Birria Sauce (Birria Consomé)

Ingredients:

  • 4 dried ancho chiles

  • 4 dried guajillo chiles

  • 1 chipotle pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 white onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cups water mixed with 4 teaspoons beef stock base


Directions:

  1. Prepare the Chiles:

  • Remove the stems and seeds from the dried ancho and guajillo chiles.

  • Toast the chiles in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant.

  • Place the toasted chiles in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let them soak for about 20 minutes.

  • Drain the chiles and discard the soaking water.

  1. Blend the Sauce:

  • In a blender, combine the soaked chiles, chipotle pepper, oregano, cloves, cumin, garlic, onion, salt, and black pepper.

  • Add 4 cups of beef stock or water and blend until you have a smooth paste.

  1. Strain the Sauce:

  • Pass the blended mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a large pot.

  • Press down on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible.

  • Discard the solids left in the strainer.

  1. Simmer and Season:

  • Bring the strained sauce to a simmer over medium heat.

  • Let it cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

  1. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Use the Birria Sauce as a base for your birria dishes.

  • Serve it with cooked beef, chicken, or any protein of your choice just take the protein you choose and soak it in some sauce or by all means braise the meat in the sauce till it's fork tender.

  • Enjoy it in tacos, enchiladas, or as a flavorful dipping sauce.

Pro Tip: Birria Sauce freezes well, so consider making a big batch and storing it for future use.


Birria Quesadillas Recipe Ingredients:


  • Flour tortillas (or go wild with corn tortillas!)

  • Melty shredded cheese (try Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Pepperjack, or Monterrey Jack)

  • Optional bonus round: chopped onion, cilantro, and sliced jalapenos


Directions:

  • Take the soaked meat out of the sauce to add to your quesadillas

  • Time to wrap up the quesadillas! Dip tortillas in that saucy goodness, sprinkle cheese and the birria meat you've chosen, and fold them up like a delicious secret.

  • Toast those beauties until they gleam golden on both sides.

  • Now, savor these mouthwatering birria quesadillas with your amigos and familia! 🌮🧀


Birria Sauce, also known as Birria Consomé, is a traditional Mexican sauce that adds bold, spicy, and balanced flavors to various dishes. Whether you’re making beef birria, chicken birria, or even lamb or goat birria, this sauce is a must-have.


Ever in the mood for some Birria just hit me up and we'll have a birria fiesta!


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