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birria chimichanga

Smoked and Braised Birria Chimichanga Burritos

This is an absolutely great take on birria, who doesn’t love a deep fried burrito. All the flavors from the Consome are just next level.

Length of time from start to finish: 5 hours 
Difficulty: Easy 
Ingredients: 
  • 4 lbs boneless beef ribs (bone in are fine)
  • Al pastor seasoning (salt and pepper seasoning is fine as well)
Sauce:
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 garlic bulb, cut the narrow top off, no need to peeled 
  • 3 Roma tomatoes 
  • 5 bay leaves, dried
  • 8 guajillo chiles, stems cut off and seeds removed
  • 3 tbsp chicken boullion
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt, (adjust to taste)
Garnish:
  • Cilantro 
  • Onion 
  • Oaxaca Cheese 

Makes about 10 chimichangas 

Here is a link to my seasonings https://www.spanglishasadero.com/ use code Fire10

Instructions:

-Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees.

Now season the short ribs with Al pastor seasoning (salt and pepper are fine as well) place them in the smoker for 3 hours. While they are smoking, make the sauce, add all sauce ingredients in a pot with about 7 cups of water and boil them on medium heat for 25 min.

-After 25 min, remove the bay leaves and blend everything else until smooth.

-In a Dutch oven or the same pot, add the meat, cover with the sauce and add more water as needed to fully submerge the meat. Boil for 2 hours on med high heat.

-After 2 hours, remove the meat from the consommé  and either chop or shred.

-Now let’s make that chimichanga! On your large burrito tortilla, add meat, Oaxaca cheese, cilantro and onion. Fold really well and use a toothpick to hold the tortilla together.

-In a skillet add about 1 inch of oil and preheat to 300 degrees, now fry the burrito about 30 seconds per side on all sides. Or until golden brown.

-Let cool before serving. 

In a a small bowl add the consommé  and top it off with cilantro and onion and a fresh squeeze of lime. You can strain the sauce if you want to. 
Did you enjoy these birria chimichangas? You’ll love my other beef recipes in the link below!

Beef Recipes

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