Mexican Birria Consomé

Warm, aromatic, and rich with tender beef or mushrooms, this authentic Mexican birria consome is a flavor-packed delight. Slow-cooked, fragrant spices, and a savory broth make this dish a true comfort food that makes a great soup starter or tacos for a main event!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast or substitute oyster mushrooms for vegetarian
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 dried guajillo chilies, stems and seeds removed
  • 2 dried ancho chilies, stems and seeds removed
  • 4 cups beef broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Breakfast Hot Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Corn tortillas or tortilla chips for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a dry skillet over medium heat, lightly toast the dried chilies for a minute on each side. Place them in a bowl, cover with hot water, and let soak for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large pot, sear the beef chuck roast/mushrooms on all sides until browned. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, sauté the diced onion and minced garlic until fragrant and translucent.
  4. Drain the chilies and transfer them to a blender. Add the Breakfast Hot Sauce, sautéed onions, garlic, broth, tomato puree, bay leaves, oregano, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the chili mixture into the pot with the onions and garlic. Return the seared beef chuck roast or mushrooms to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until tender. Beef will take 3-4 hours.
  6. Remove the beef from the pot and shred it using two forks. Return the shredded meat to the pot.
  7. Continue simmering the soup for another 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
  8. Serve the savory birria consome in bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro and chopped onion. Top with tortilla chips and lime wedges on the side or with warm tortillas for tacos.