May 01, 2021
Birria tacos, what are they? Traditionally a savoury Mexican beef stew that has an addictive sweet, sour, balance, and just a hint of spice. Stuffed into a crispy taco shell, dipped into the rich unctuous stew, and fried. Birra Tacos are so good that you'll be making them every weekend.
Smoked Club A-ME-GOES With Everything
2 Cans of chopped tomatoes
0.5 L Chicken stock
6 Garlic cloves
4ml Apple cider vinegar
12 pack Corn tacos tortillas
Extra chilies (to taste - these can be omitted)
Gouda cheese (sliced or shredded - Use Mexican cheese if you can get it)
Use snake, 50/50 or minion method if you use charcoal
Add a water pan
Step 1: If your butcher has not already done so, trim the excess fat and sinew from the beef cheeks
Step 2: Use some Worcestershire sauce as a binder
Step 3: Apply A-ME-GOES With Everything on both sides including the edges
Step 4: Put your thermometer probe in and put it in the BBQ, over the water pan
Step 6: Cook it until internal temp is 74C
Step 7: Blend the tomatoes, vinegar, garlic with 2 tablespoons of A-ME-GOES With Everything in a food processor or blender
TIP: If you want to make the braising sauce spicier, feel free to add in a Jalapeno or favourite chilli of choice
Step 8: Pour it into the tin tray and add the chopped onion and chicken stock so the beef cheeks are submerged halfway
Step 10: Cover it with foil and let it cook until the beef cheeks are probe tender or 94C
Step 11: Make the avocado Crema by blending the Creme Fraiche, Spring Onions, Chives, Lime Juice, and avocados in a blender. The thickness should resemble double cream, if you need to thin it out more just add some more lime juice. Set aside in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Back to the Beef cheeks
Step 12: Shred the beef cheeks and add some of the stew and mix them together
Let's build the tacos:
Step 14: Dip your tortilla into the oil from the stew mixture making sure it coats each side of the tortillas
Step 15: Place a little of the shredded beef cheeks onto one side of the corn tortilla. Top with cheese, coriander (chopped pickles or pickled onions also work great)
Step 16: Fold the tortilla over and press it down for around one minute and flip it over to toast the other side.
Step 17: Enjoy
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