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Sunday Slow Cooker: Birria de Res

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223
Calories 
12g
Carbs 
7g
Fat 
39g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

One of my favorite Mexican dishes is Birria de Res, a stewed spicy beef dish made with dried chiles. Normally it is only served on weekend and sometimes made with beef, goat, or lamb. Serve it up in tortillas, burritos, burrito bowls, or even stuffed in sandwiches for a delicious meal.

Prep Time

Sunday Slow Cooker: Birria de Res

8
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 2 lb extra lean top round beef roast
  • 3 U dried guajillo peppers
  • 2 U dried pasilla chiles
  • 2 U dried ancho chiles
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 U tomatoes, chopped

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2/3 cup (363g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
3%
Saturated Fat 2g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 92mg
0%
Sodium 310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g

Directions

  1. Heat the dried chiles in a heavy sauce pan for 3-4 minutes until fragrant and puffing up. Add the chicken broth (or water) to the saucepan, turn off the heat, and cover for 30 minutes.
  2. Seed and devein the chiles, saving the water. Add the chiles, water, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, pepper, and salt to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the sauce and meat the slow cooker. Cook for 6-8 hours on low. Shred with 2 forks.
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