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    Birria, the regional stew from Mexico saw a meteoric rise in popularity recently, as a soupy style made with beef, popularized by birria vendors in Tijuana, took off in the United States. The chef Josef Centeno, who grew up eating beef and goat birria in Texas, makes a delicious, thickly sauced version based on his grandma Alice’s recipe, mixing up the proteins by using oxtail, lamb on the bone and even tofu (you can, too). Preparing the adobo takes time, as does browning the meat, but it’s worth it for the deep flavors in the final dish. The best way to serve birria is immediately and simply, in a bowl, with some warm corn tortillas. But make sure to put any leftovers to work: Extra meat, pulled from the bones, can be shredded for crisp quesabirria tacos, fried in the birria fat for cheesy, lacy edges. And the leftover broth is ideal for a comforting bowl of birria ramen, with an egg and some fresh herbs on top.

    Ingredients

    • 2 poblano chiles
    • 5 guajillo chiles, seeded, stemmed and halved lengthwise
    • 5 pounds bone-in beef shoulder, cut into large pieces, or goat or lamb stew cuts on the bone
    • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
    • 1/4 cup neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed
    • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
    • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
    • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
    • 2 teaspoons toasted white sesame seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 4 cloves
    • Fresh black pepper
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 limes, quartered
    • Corn tortillas, warmed

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