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Thai Birria Tacos


  • 5 pounds beef chuck

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 2 guajillo chiles

  • 2 roma tomatoes

  • 2 cloves star anise

  • 1 quart beef stock

  • 1/4 cup Monin Coconut Syrup

  • 1 inch ginger, sliced

  • 1 white onion, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. Thai red curry paste

  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. In a large roasting pan, add all the ingredients except the chuck and mix until well combined.

  3. Add in the chuck and bring the entire pan up to a boil.

  4. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven to bake for 2 hours.

  5. After 2 hours, remove the aluminum foil and continue to cook for an additional hour.

  6. Remove the pan from the oven and remove the chuck from the braising liquid along with the star anise.

  7. Discard the star anise and shred the beef and season to taste.

  8. Add the braising liquid along with all the solids to a blender and blend on high until completely smooth.

  9. Season the blend to taste and reserve for dipping tacos.

  10. Serve immediately or store the meat and liquid separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator.


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