DAILY RECAP – 11/07
🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 818
🍲 BEEF BIRRIA DE RES
🆕 NEW RECIPE 🆕 #experimentsineating
I have been wanting to try my hand at making this for awhile and finally got all my ducks in a row to do it. There are tons of different recipes depending on how you want to cook it and what region the recipe is from. I used a combination of these. I am not making the tacos – I just wanted it as a stew.
Techniques vary widely as well. Some recipes say to toast the chilis and aromatics, some boil or presoak the chilis, some sear the meat first, some use stock, some use water and powdered bouillon, some put everything in the pot together, some make the sauce first… There are a lot of variations!
As I have never done this recipe before – look at the traditional recipes above and decide for yourself what you want to do.
RECOMMENDED TIPS I SAW & USED
* Take your meat out at least an hour before cooking, season it and allow it to come to room temperature.
* If you are sensitive to chilis or their seeds, be sure and wear gloves when deseeding.
* Depending on your blender, you may need to strain the chili sauce to remove the small pieces of skin left over from the chilies.
* if you are blending the liquid hot, be sure to either use a blender that has an opening at the top to allow pressure and steam to escape or if like me you don’t have one of those you will need to let the liquid cool before blending. [ Full explanations in the recipes ]
Because I don’t have a super powerful blender – I decided to cook everything together and blend afterwards.
There is a lot of information here so I have compiled everything in a walk through on tonight’s video.
▪️ Chuck Roast
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Beef Broth
▪️ Apple Cider Vinegar
▪️ Tomato Paste
▪️ Ancho Chili
▪️ Pasilla Chili
▪️ Guajillo Chili
▪️ Whole Cumin Seeds
▪️ Whole Allspice Berries
▪️ Whole Cloves
▪️ Whole Rainbow Peppercorns
▪️ Raw Cinnamon
▪️ Ground Coriander
▪️ Dried Oregano
▪️ Smoked Paprika
▪️ Bay Leaves
▪️ Fresh Thyme
▪️ Garlic Cloves
▪️ Fresh Ginger
▪️ White Onion
🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 40min on High Pressure + Natural Release
💮 QUICK PICKLED RED ONIONS
In the first recipe, I was reminded of pickled onions which I normally keep on hand but didn’t have so I started by doing a quick pickled red onion which I knew would be ready by lunch time. Here are a few recipes to try if you aren’t familiar with making them.
After all the research, all the prep, all the work – I didn’t like it. It was edible and I have no idea what in the flavor profile I didn’t like, but I just didn’t.
Meat was tender…
It was not spicy…
It was just not at all like what I had before and I have to say I’m very disappointed and somewhat grumpy actually! 😡
I don’t want anything else so I’m calling it a night…
🧮 CALORIES – 768
👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Starkrimson Pear
🧮 CALORIES – 51
Thank you for joining me today.
In Love ♥ and Light 💫