Brisket for Tacos

Brisket for Tacos

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This shredded meat with tomato puree is delicious in tacos or burritos. Serve with refried beans, avocado slices and rice.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 kg beef brisket
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 kg tomatoes, sliced
  • 5 chillies, preferably chipotle, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours30min  ›  Ready in:2hours50min 

  1. Place the brisket in a saucepan and cover with water. Add bay leaves and salt and boil, uncovered, 5 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook 2 hours. Remove the meat, let cool slightly and shred with 2 forks.
  2. Place the tomatoes and chillies in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain through a colander.
  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic and cook until onion is soft, about 10 minutes. Pour in the tomato puree, bring to a simmer and cook until thickened. Stir in the shredded meat, season with salt and pepper, and simmer until as thick as you like it.

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