Beef Birria & Rice Party Bowls
Done in 3 hrs 30 mins
Done in 3 hrs 30 mins
Soak deseeded chillies in boiling water under a weight (20-30 mins or so)
Magimix roughly chopped red peppers, turkish peppers, onion, garlic, celery, green chillies until finely minced (but not a paste). Heat the 100ml oil in a pan and scoop in the paste. Season well with salt.
Separately salt and brown beef shin pieces all over, 15 minutes or so, then set aside in a bowl. Fry all the pork mince in 2 batches then reserve with the other meat.
Grind spices to a rough powder.
Blend soaked chillies with 200ml passata until smooth. Add remaining passata and blend
When the second batch of pork is done, add ground spices and bloom in the hot fat, adding a little water if necessary if it looks like things might catch and burn. Add chilli paste, chicken stock, cooked vegetable base, sprigs of thyme, rose water. Pop in the oven at 155C for 3 hours.
Drain soaked rice. Melt butter until foaming, add rice and turn slowly to toast. Season with a little salt. Blend herbs with 225g cold water so you have a bright green tonic. Add the beans to the rice then tip in the green tonic. Top up with the chicken stock. Cover and cook on a high heat for 4mins, then low for 7 minutes. Allow to rest (lid on) for 4 minutes, then cock the lid.
Tip your rice into a serving dish and adorn with edible flowers (if using).
To build your bowl, place some tortilla chips in the bottom if the bowl and crack into pieces with your fingers (or a spoon). Top with a little birria, then load with the green rice, more birria (including some nice melting beef shin), sour cream, hot sauce, onion, coriander, cheese and more tortilla chips. Crush the bowl, and have a great night!
Originally hailing from Birmingham, England and with a culinary heritage sprawling around Britain, Tom, the host of Shelf Life and Alphabetti, is a cook from nowhere that takes inspiration from everywhere. Passionate about the shared food experience and the commonalities between supposedly separate cuisines, Tom showcases broad and thorough references in his cooking and has a particular love for spices. He is also obsessed with pasta salads and is currently waiting for Mr. Naga to get in touch regarding his Ambassadorship.