Goat Birria Tacos
Serving: 16-20 tacos/4-8 servings
This recipe uses this goat birria stew recipe as the foundation for the tacos
This recipe uses leftovers from this goat birria stew
The stew is now ready for other recipes: Use the meat and the stew broth for birria tacos (recipe), ramen (recipe), pizza or other dishes.
Recipe adapted from Tejal Rao and Josef Centeno.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
Serve with rice and naan (my bread machine flat bread/naan recipe here).
Adapted from www.thekitchn.com
ILearn more about what cuts of goat meat come with a whole goat order from our farm.
A standard whole goat order typically comes with 25-30 lbs. of meat, offal and bones including:
If you're interested in ordering a whole goat, visit our online store. Deciding if a whole goat order is right for you? Read our blog post: 7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Whole Goat.
This recipe is more of a guide to cooking goat stew meat with a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. You'll find that after you follow the directions, you may make adjustments on when you add ingredients and other seasonings (before the pressure cook or after), as well as how much cooking liquid to remove.
By using the pressure cooker, this is a no fail way to easily cook your goat meat so it's tender and flavorful without spending hours in the kitchen. It allows you to use your favorite goat recipe or keep it simple with a seasoning kit or a jar of sauce from the grocery store.
1 lb. – Stew goat meat or roast or shanks chopped into cubes – order here
1 tbs. – Butter or your favorite fat/oil for sautéing
1-2 cups – Bone broth – goat or beef, bullion/water mix or water
Your choice of sauce, curry or scratch sauce recipe
Your choice of veggies
Your choice of side rice, noodles, flat bread, tortillas
Order your goat stew meat from our Farm Store. For more goat meat recipes, cooking tips, promotions, and to know when goat meat is available, sign up for our email list here.
Making bone broth is quite simple to do and is way more beneficial for your health than those hard bouillon cubes or even a simple stock. Since the bones are simmered for a longer time with bone broth, it allows for more time to release more collagen, bone marrow, amino acids, and minerals, such as calcium, zinc and magnesium (Cleveland Clinic, 2018). It’s also more economical than the alternative.
You can drink it like a cup of tea. Or, I typically will I freeze or can it, and then use it in recipes that call for broth or stock, such as soups, gravies and other dishes. When I made this recipe recently, I used a combination of goat and beef bones.
Nutrient-Dense Bone Broth – Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
When it comes to goat meat, it can be a challenge to find in grocery stores. Sometimes specialty markets will carry it. But, if you do find it, it is likely imported all the way from Australia.
Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of goat meat. Most of the goat meat found for sale in grocery stores in the U.S. is sourced from Australia. According to Meat and Livestock Australia:
Most of these goats are semi-wild (feral), sourced from Australia’s rangeland.
Sourcing goat meat in the U.S.
So how can you find goat meat in the U.S., that’s raise right here in our own country?
1. If a store in your area carries goat meat, check the label to see where it is from. If you can’t tell ask the manager to know if it’s imported or raised in the U.S. Food co-ops often carry food sourced from local farmers. You can ask the same question at restaurants as well.
2. Look for farms that raise and sell their meat direct to customers. It’s not always easy to do, but with a little homework you can hopefully find some good options. Several places to start include farmers markets, local foods listings and goat breeder organizations. Even an online search can help as well since many farms have an online presence and may even have online ordering options.
Often buying direct from the farmer means purchasing a whole goat, cut and packaged to your liking. Sometimes you can also purchase individual cuts of meat, which can be convenient if you don’t have a lot of freezer space or want to enjoy a special recipe without needing to purchase large quantities of meat.
Let us be your choice for enjoying goat meat raised in the Upper Midwest on our farm. Sign up for our email list to know about upcoming sales, recipes and tips for cooking goat meat and updates on what's happening from our farm. In spring of 2020 we will be launching a new ordering website, with an option for shipping right to your doorstep.
In celebration of Goatober, we’ve partnered with the Farm Table Restaurant in Amery, Wis., to bring a brand-new dish to highlight flavorful goat meat, with the Smoked Philly Goat with meat from our farm. The sandwich is a special at the restaurant throughout the month of October.
If you’re not local, I’m excited to share the full recipe below for you to enjoy at home. A big thanks to the Farm Table staff for celebrating goat meat and sharing this recipe with our farm customers and community.
Smoked Philly Goat Sandwich
Thank you to the team at the Farm Table Restaurant in Amery, Wis., for creating this wonderful, smoked Philly Goat Sandwich and sharing the recipe with our community.
Makes 6-8 sandwiches
Full Ingredient List for rub, braise and sandwiches
1 – 4-pound Goat Roast (leg or shoulder)
3 - Yellow Onions
3-4 - Heirloom Tomatoes
2 – Bell Peppers, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch - Fresh Rosemary
½ bunch - Fresh Thyme
½ Tbs. - Cinnamon
6 - Bay Leaves, divided
1/8 cup - Hungarian Wax Pepper, dried
6 - Garlic Cloves, divided
1 1/2 Tbs. - Oregano, dried, divided
Salt and Pepper
1 Qt. Stock
1/4 cup - Red Wine Vinegar
1 1/2 Tbs. – Dijon
Mayo, to taste
8 slices – Provolone
8 – Hoagie rolls, or other bread of choice
Butter for sautéing and grilling bread
Mesquite pellets for smoking
Goat Rub Directions
Goat Braise Directions
Assemble Philly Goat Sandwiches
Recipe and photos by the Farm Table Restaurant, Amery, Wis.
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I own and manage Cylon Rolling Acres in northwestern Wisconsin. On my farm I raise Boer - Kiko meat goats on pasture.
Cylon (pronounced Si-lon) is the name of our township in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Sorry fans, our farm is not named after the robots of Battlestar Galactica.