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Lamb Birria with Barley and Dried Plums

Makes: 4 to 6 servings Yield: 8 cups of stew
Prep 30 mins Cook 8 hrs to 10 hrs  low Slow Cook 8 hrs to 10 hrs  (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high)
Lamb Birria with Barley and Dried Plums
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  pounds  lean boneless lamb
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce  can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1  medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2  cup  regular (not quick-cooking) barley
  • 1/2  cup  dried plums, quartered
  • 1/4  cup  dry red wine
  • 2  teaspoons  ground ancho chile pepper
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  ground pasilla chile pepper or 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1  Plum tomato, chopped
  •  Snipped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1  recipe Crisp Tortilla Strips
  •  Lime wedges
Directions

1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker combine meat, broth, tomatoes, onion, barley, plums, wine, ancho chile pepper, garlic, pasilla chile pepper, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

3. Serve in bowls. Top servings with tomato, parsley, and tortilla strips. Serve with lime wedges.

Crisp Tortilla Strips
Ingredients
  • 3  6-inch flour tortillas
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll up each flour tortilla. Using a sharp knife, slice tortilla roll crosswise for long, thin strips. Lightly coat tortilla strips with nonstick cooking spray and spread on a baking sheet. Bake about 5 minutes or until golden. Cool.

Nutrition Facts (Lamb Birria with Barley and Dried Plums)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 472,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 109,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 50,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 8,
  • sugar (g) 14,
  • pro. (g) 43,
  • vit. A (IU) 1603,
  • vit. C (mg) 30,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 13,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 1141,
  • Potassium (mg) 1175,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 6,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Crisp Tortilla Strips)
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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