This Birria Ramen is hands down one of the best soups I’ve ever made. The Birria is so delicious and combined with my favorite noodle of all time? RAMEN! The flavors are immaculate!
Disclaimer- Birria DOES take time. This isn’t a recipe that you can make quick and easy. The flavors need simmer slowly to build flavor. This is perfect for a slow and easy Sunday. This Birria Ramen recipe makes alot of beef so freeze any extras and use it for quesadillas and tacos.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Chuck Beef
- Chilis (I used Gualijilo Chilis, Arbol Chilis, Ancho Chilis)
- Spices and Aromatics
- Beef Broth
- Ramen Noodles
- Cheese, cilantro, and red onion for garnish
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Tips for Making the Perfect Birra Ramen
- Understanding your chiles
Theres different types of chiles and each chili has a different flavor and a different spice level.
Guajillo Chiles are medium in heat and have a sweet and smoky flavor. This is the most popular chiles used birria and a safe choice for first-time birria makers!
Chiles de Arbol are spicy and pack the punch! Use these with caution was they will raise your heat level!
Ancho Chiles are mild and sweet and are a safe option if you don’t like heat at all!
My recommendation is to use a combination of all of the chiles above for maximum flavor.
2. Prepping your chiles
You must de-seed and de-seed your chilis. This is very easy! Take a knife and carefully remove the stem from your chiles, then, pour out all of the seeds. I like to soak my chiles in water afterwards!
3. Low and slow!
Birria is a TRUE labor of love and takes time! Dont rush the process! Cook your meat on a low temperature until its tender and falling off the bone!
4. Use a good Ramen!
I am a sucker for Samyang Ramen Noodles because they are firm, thick and hold up very well! They are my all time favorite Ramen and you can find them on Amazon or at your local Asian Supermarket!
- 1 large pot or dutch oven
For the Meat
- 3-4 lbs Chuck Roast Beef You can also use brisket or short rib! Depending on the type of meat you choose, it may alter the total cooking time.
- 2 tsps salt for seasoning the beef
- 1 tsps pepper for seasoning the beef
For the Birria
- 6 guajillo chiles de-seeded
- 3 ancho chiles de-seeded
- chiles de arbol to taste! this makes the birria spicy. Use 2-3 for a mild birria. 3-5 for a medium birria. 5-8 for a spicy birria!
- 1 large white onion cut into large chunks
- 8 cloves garlic minced
- 3 large tomatoes cut into large chunks
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 bouillon cube beef or chicken
- water as needed add water to the top of the pot!
Spices for Birria
- 1 tbsps salt adjust to taste !
- 2 tsps pepper
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsps cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsps oregano
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 5-6 bay leaf
- handful pepper corn
- 1 cinnamon stick
For garnish (optional)
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- bunch cilantro
- Oaxaca cheese or, any cheese that melts well!
- Ramen Noodles
- Season your meat with salt and pepper. In a large pot, sear your meat in hot oil for 2-3 minutes on all sides or until your meat is brown. Set aside.
- In the same pot, add tomatoes, garlic and onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in spices and aromatics . Then, add in your seared beef, beef broth, water and chilis. Cover and cook on medium low heat for 1 hour.
- After an hour, your peppers, and tomatoes will be softened. Remove them and add them to a blender with a bouillon cube. Blend until smooth. Add the blended peppers back into the pot and stir.
- Continue to simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours until the meat is tender.
- Once your meat is tender, remove, and shred with two forks, place back into the pot.
- In a separate pot, use 2 cups of birria (including meat) for every 1 pack of ramen and bring to a boil. Allow ramen to cook. Serve birria with your toppings.