Delicious Birria Recipe: Slow-Cooked Pork Perfection

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Classic Birria Tacos

Point: This traditional Mexican dish features tender pork simmered in a flavorful broth until it’s fall-apart delicious.
Step 1: Start by marinating pork shoulder in a mixture of dried chilies, garlic, and spices for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Step 2: Brown the marinated pork in a hot skillet before transferring it to a slow cooker with beef broth, onions, and bay leaves.
Step 3: Cook on low for 6-8 hours until the pork is tender and easily shredded.
Step 4: Serve the birria pork in warm corn tortillas with chopped onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Birria Ramen

Point: This fusion dish combines the rich flavors of birria pork with the comforting warmth of ramen noodles.
Step 1: Cook ramen noodles according to package instructions and set aside.
Step 2: In a separate pot, simmer birria pork in a broth made from beef stock, soy sauce, and mirin until heated through.
Step 3: Serve the birria pork and broth over the cooked ramen noodles, garnished with sliced green onions, soft-boiled eggs, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Birria Quesadillas

Pork Birria Tacos - Market of Choice
Pork Birria Tacos – Market of Choice

Point: These cheesy quesadillas are stuffed with tender birria pork and melty cheese for a comforting and indulgent meal.
Step 1: Shred leftover birria pork and warm it up in a skillet with a bit of the cooking broth.
Step 2: Place a large flour tortilla in a hot skillet and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Step 3: Add a generous amount of the warmed birria pork on half of the tortilla before folding it over.
Step 4: Cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy, then cut into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream.