Street tacos are popular as a Southern California popular dish and people enjoy this slow-cooked goat version.
I’m not sure if everybody was bored of street tacos (a crazy concept I know) however it appears that Mexican restaurants must carry this special delicacy to keep up with the foodie trends. Birria is a product of the Spanish who brought goats into Mexico, specifically the state of Jalisco (where the majority of tequila also made). Spanish colonizers brought spices with them and classified goat’s meat as hard. Mexicans were able to cook the meat to tenderize it and then use it in. Today, we can relish the food that is familiar to us all.
Birria is typically made from goat meat, but it is also made with a variety other meats like beef, pork or even lamb. Birria broth can be used to flavor the meat. It is slow-cooked and usually served with consomme. Most of the time the goat meat is of the same texture and texture as the barbacoa-shredded beef. The meat is cooked slow in a similar way to soften and firm it. Goat is slightly more stronger in its flavor, no matter the way you cut it.
What sets the birria flavors distinct are the various spices and chilies that are used in the process. The typical ingredients typically include chipotle peppers, dried ancho chiles, and dried guajillo chilies along with other traditional spices that come with Mexican food such as onions and tomatoes.
The process of slicing takes time. The slowest methods can take hours. Once the meat is cooked, you prepare it like any taco with crispy skin. The shell is cooked, then add some cheese, and sprinkle a healthy serving of cilantro and diced onions on top. Serve it with lime juice before dipping it into your consomme. The final result is well worth the effort, regardless of the length of time it takes.
It’s been gaining popularity recently due to social media. Chefs typically dip the tortillas into the consomme which is deep brownish-red in color. It is also common to dip the cooked birria tacos into the consomme as you would with a French dip sandwich. The popularity of this taco was quickly boosted due to its unique appearance and easy eating. This isn’t without reason. Their messy appearance and attractive appeal only enhances the taste.
The world is constantly looking for ways to delight in traditional foods. It usually takes the form of culinary fusion substitution of ingredients or just putting things in tortillas and calling it an evening. If you consider it the birria dish, which is also served as a stew, ticks all the boxes.