Where to Find Great Birria de Res in Texas

Where to Find Great Birria de Res in Texas

Where-to-find-taco-de-birria-Lucas-TacosBirria—like its cousin, barbacoa—is a preparation, not an ingredient. Both are (or least used to be) traditionally prepared in an earthen oven, and the main component can be any meat or other food that can withstand the cooking process. In the Mexican state of Jalisco, where birria originated, that usually means goat or lamb (chivo and borrego, respectively). With birria de res, tortillas are brushed, dipped, or washed in the dish’s consommé before being finished on a flattop griddle, giving the tacos a pop of reddish orange that distinguishes them from other styles. When cheese is added, they take on the name quesatacos or quesitacos. In the past several months, there’s been an explosion in birria de res across Texas. That might have something to…View Original Post

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