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Birria Ramen – A Perfect Combination

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Can we talk about the rich, hearty goodness of Birria meets the comforting embrace of Ramen? Who would have thought, right? When I first heard of Birria Ramen, I couldn’t believe these two culinary worlds could collide so perfectly to create a dish that’s pure genius. Seriously, whoever created this idea deserves a high-five.

If you’re craving a taste adventure, you’re in for a treat. We’re about to dive into the world of Birria Ramen, a fusion fiesta that’s equal parts surprising and comforting. A fusion fiesta that promises to tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Ramen brand

What you need

Equipments:

  • Instant pot
  • Blender 
  • Cast iron/stainless steel pan
  • Mesh strainer

Main Ingredients 

  • 2.5 lb beef chuck (or short ribs)
  • Salt & pepper to marinate the beef
  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • Beef bone for broth, optional
Beef Chuck
Beef Chuck cut in chunk

Aromatic Base

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Half an onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tomato
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 3 guajillo chilies
  • 2 ancho chilies
  • 3 chipotle chilies
  • 4 cups stock/water
  • Sugar & salt for seasoning to taste
Chilies
Aromatic

Spices for broth (wrap in cheesecloth bag)

  • 2 stick cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves (2)
  • 4 bay leaves (3)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
Spices

Serving

  • Cooked ramen
  • Boiled eggs
  • Cilantro, garnishing
  • Jalapeno, garnishing
  • Black pepper, garnishing
  • Lime wedges.
Birria Ramen 2

How to make Birria Ramen

  1. Prepare the meat:
    • Season the beef with salt and pepper. 
    • Heat up neutral oil in your cast iron/stainless steel pan. Sear the beef until they sport a golden-brown glow. 
  2. Craft the aromatic base:
    • Saute half an onion, minced garlic, and tomato until they become aromatic, season with oregano and cumin.
    • While that’s sizzling, toss your guajillo chilies, ancho chilies, and chipotle chilies into a pot of boiling water. Let them soak up the heat until they’re soft and pliable. De-seed the chilies if you don’t want your broth too spicy.
  3. Blitz the Birria base:
    • In a blender, combine the sauteed aromatic, vinegar and the pre-boiled chilies. Blend until it’s smooth.
  4. Create the Birria broth:
    • Pour the blended mixture into the instant pot. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add beef stock/water.
    • If you’re using beef bones, go ahead and drop them in.
  5. Infuse flavors with spices:
    • Wrap up cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves, and black pepper in a cheesecloth bag. Toss it into the pot.
  6. Slow cook until tender:
    • Drop those seared beef chuck into the pot and slow cook for 55-60 minutes in the instant pot. 
    • Once finished, remove the spices bag and season to taste with salt and sugar.
  7. Strain & Shred:
    • Carefully strain the broth using a mesh strainer.
    • Shred the tender beef to your liking. 
  8. Prepare the ramen:
    • Cook ramen noodles according to the package instructions.
  9. Assemble your Birria Ramen bowl:
    •    Grab a bowl, throw in some cooked ramen, and ladle that Birria broth over it. 
    •    Top it off with boiled eggs, cilantro, jalapeno, lime wedges, and a sprinkle of black pepper.
Frying the beef
Frying the beef
Saute garlic & onion
Add tomato & salt
Add cumin
Add oregano
Stir the aromatic base
Boil chilies
Blen the chilies and onion
Add vinegar
Aromatic base
Saute the chili base
Add meat to the chili base
Add water
Drop in the spices
Instant pot
Close the instant pot lid
Birria borth before seasoning

About the chilis of Birria broth

I tried to taste-test these dried chilies and let me tell you, it was a flavor rollercoaster. Each one brings its unique flavor to the Birria Ramen:

Guajillo Chilies: These red chilies not only add velvet red color to our Birria Ramen broth, but they also bring a mild heat with a touch of sweetness. 

Ancho Chilies: the sweethearts of the trio. They infuse the broth with a subtle sweetness, adding a delightful contrast to the spicier elements. In Birria Ramen, ancho chilies contribute a subtle smokiness and complexity to the broth.

Chipotle Chilies: if you’re craving some heat, the chipotle chilies are the ones bringing the fiery energy to our Birria Ramen. These smoked and dried jalapenos add a robust smoky flavor with a moderate to high level of heat. 

In combination, these three types of chilies create a harmonious blend of sweetness, smokiness, and heat in the Birria Ramen broth. 

Birria Ramen

Tip to make a perfect Birria Ramen

The spice level of this Birria Ramen hinges on the Chipotle. These smoked and dried jalapenos not only infuse the broth with a robust, smoky flavor but also bring a kick that defines the dish’s heat profile. You can control the intensity by adjusting the amount of chipotle chilies in the recipe. Leave the seeds if you prefer it extra spicy. 

Elevate your Birria Ramen broth to a new level of richness. Once you’ve opened the instant pot lid, consider giving it a final boost by allowing it to simmer for 15-30 minutes. This additional step intensifies the flavors, allowing the spices, chilies, and meat to meld together.

Birria Ramen

Birria Ramen

If you’re craving a taste adventure, you're in for a treat. We're about to dive into the world of Birria Ramen, a fusion fiesta that's equal parts surprising and comforting. A fusion fiesta that promises to tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Course, Noodles, Soup
Cuisine Japanese, Mexican
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 Instant pot
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Mesh strainer

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 2.5 lb beef chuck or short ribs
  • Salt & pepper to marinate the beef
  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • Beef bone for broth optional

Aromatic Base

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Half an onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tomato
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 3 guajillo chilies
  • 2 ancho chilies
  • 3 chipotle chilies
  • 4 cups stock/water
  • Sugar & salt for seasoning to taste

Spices for broth (wrap in cheesecloth bag)

  • 2 stick cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves 2
  • 4 bay leaves 3
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Serving

  • Cooked ramen
  • Boiled eggs
  • Cilantro garnishing
  • Jalapeno garnishing
  • Black pepper garnishing
  • Lime wedges.

Instructions
 

Prepare the meat:

  • Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  • Heat up neutral oil in your cast iron/stainless steel pan. Sear the beef until they sport a golden-brown glow.

Craft the aromatic base:

  • Saute half an onion, minced garlic, and tomato until they become aromatic, season with oregano and cumin.
  • While that's sizzling, toss your guajillo chilies, ancho chilies, and chipotle chilies into a pot of boiling water. Let them soak up the heat until they're soft and pliable. De-seed the chilies if you don't want your broth too spicy.

Blitz the Birria base:

  • In a blender, combine the sauteed aromatic, vinegar and the pre-boiled chilies. Blend until it's smooth.

Create the Birria broth:

  • Pour the blended mixture into the instant pot. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add beef stock/water.
  • If you’re using beef bones, go ahead and drop them in.

Infuse flavors with spices:

  • Wrap up cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves, and black pepper in a cheesecloth bag. Toss it into the pot.

Slow cook until tender:

  • Drop those seared beef chuck into the pot and slow cook for 55-60 minutes in the instant pot.
  • Once finished, remove the spices bag and season to taste with salt and sugar.

Strain & Shred:

  • Carefully strain the broth using a mesh strainer.
  • Shred the tender beef to your liking.

Prepare the ramen:

  • Cook ramen noodles according to the package instructions.

Assemble your Birria Ramen bowl:

  • Grab a bowl, throw in some cooked ramen, and ladle that Birria broth over it.
  • Top it off with boiled eggs, cilantro, jalapeno, lime wedges, and a sprinkle of black pepper.
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