Birria is a Mexican stew made with blended chile peppers simmered with beef stew meat. Garnish with cilantro, lime, and onion.

Place California chile pods and guanjino chile peppers into a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove saucepan...


  • 5 California chile pods, seeds and veins removed
  • 5 guanjino chile peppers, seeds and veins removed
  • water to cover
  • 1 tablespoon mixed spices, or more to taste
  • 1/4 slice onion
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 pounds cubed beef stew meat
  • 6 bay leaves

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