A low-and-slow cooking technique used for this birria, which colloquially means "a mess," ensures that the meat is fork-tender and the tomatillo broth infused with a rich, meaty flavor. Swap pork for goat, if you prefer. Get the recipe for Jalisco-Style Goat Stew (Goat Birria) ». Dylan + Jeni
Some say the soul of Mexico is in the soups of the streets and the markets. These recipes represent some of the best bowls to be found south of the border—be they streetwise, hearth-made, or fine dining variations. Whether classic comfort food or a modern take from one of the Latin culinary world’s leading chefs, there is a warming restorative here to suit any taste. From a creamy chilled avocado soup to a bright and sour Lime Soup, all the way to earthy, slow-cooked stews of tender beans and succulent meats, it’s time to say Olé to soup night!
Infused with smoky guajillo chiles, this nourishing, slow-cooked stew can be made made with various tough cuts of beef, but we found oxtails to be the most flavorful choice. Served with rice, this dish is a favorite meal across Mexico.
On the Isthmus, it is still the custom to cook the meat from an entire cow overnight in jarros, which are large ceramic pots, in backyard ovens. The result of the long, slow-cooking process is a meltingly tender stew of meat and vegetables, best scooped up with tortillas.