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Mexican Birria Tacos

An easy to prepare and delicious dish: Birria Tacos recipe. The abundance of spices and flavorings that were initially used gives this meal an extraordinary depth of taste and richness.

February 5, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 180 mins
Total 195 mins



Searing the Meat

  1. Allow the meat to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes, before thoroughly seasoning it on all sides with kosher salt.
  2. Add the neutral oil to a large Dutch oven (or a pot with an oven-proof cover) placed over medium-high heat.
  3. When the pan is heated, add the meat in batches and brown on all sides.
  4. Place it in a mixing basin.


  1. Combine the dried chiles, divided white onion, garlic cloves, tomatoes, spices, and bay leaves in a medium saucepan with cold water until everything is covered.
  2. Place it over moderate heat and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour everything through a sieve and into a blender. You will need to do it in stages if the blender is tiny.
  4. Blend in approximately 1 cup of beef broth or water, plus the apple cider vinegar, for about 2 minutes, or until completely smooth.
  5. Season with salt to taste.
  6. If your blender isn't up to the task, strain the sauce through a sieve to remove any large chunks that the blender didn't purée. It's completely optional!

Braising the Meat

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 °F.
  2. Return the meat to the saucepan and put the sauce on top.
  3. Add the remaining 2 cups of broth or water to the blender and swirl it over to pick up any residual sauce before pouring it into the saucepan.
  4. Place it over moderate heat till it reaches a light simmer, then cover and move to the oven to finish cooking.
  5. Cook the beef for around 3 hours, or until it is soft.


  1. Combine the cilantro, white onion, lime, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Shred the meat with two forks after removing it from the sauce.
  3. Add a handful of chopped cilantro to the liquid and ladle it into a bowl.
  4. Place a nonstick skillet on a medium heat. Add the tortilla to the griddle after dipping it into the surface with the soup.
  5. Cook for around 30 seconds on one side before flipping. Add some shredded meat and shredded cheese to the mix.
  6. Flip over and cook for 1 minute, or until the tacos are cooked on both sides.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with the broth.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Birria Tacos
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 g5.1%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 3 mg1%
Sodium 46 mg2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Instead of short ribs, you may use goat, lamb, or oxtail.
  • To prepare ahead of time you may prepare the birria first, then shred the meat and chill the sauce. On top of the fat, it will solidify. If you like, you can add it to the pan alongside the tortillas. You may also reheat it when you're ready to serve it.
  • If you're not adding Mexican cinnamon, take it after you've finished boiling all of the chilies and discard it. Mexican cinnamon is fragile and readily pulverizes. However, if it's from elsewhere, such as Saigon, it'll be much more difficult.
  • To make this dish in a slow cooker, place the meat and sauce in the slow cooker. Set the heat to high and leave it to slow cook for 6-7 hours.
  • Sear the meat in the IP to prepare it in the Instant Pot. Pour in the sauce as well as the broth. Close the seal, fix the pressure to "high," and select "Stew Meat" from the menu. It should take roughly 50 minutes to complete. Take a deep breath and let it out naturally. And it must be flawless!
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Birria taco is a traditional Jalisco-style Mexican dish. It is rich, tasty, and just ideal in terms of fat content. Because the beef is slow-cooked at a low temperature, it becomes extremely tender and delicious. These dishes taste absolutely amazing and tempting.

Try this Birria Taco recipe at taco parties. Pamper your family and friends with this delicacy. Enjoy your meal.

What Are Birria Tacos?

The term "birria" comes from the Spanish word "birria," which means "immaterial things of no value or quality." It's a low-heat traditional ancestral soup or stew made with a mix of chili pepper-based goat meat adobo, garlic, cumin, bay leaf, and thyme. Unlike barbacoa, which is prepared underneath, birria is cooked in a pot over a long period of time. Goats can be replaced with beef, lamb, or sheep. It can be seasoned and served with onion, cilantro, and lime as a garnish. It's usually served with homemade corn tortillas.

What To Serve With Birria Tacos?

These birria tacos are delicious. If you wish to offer them as a side, you may serve them with handmade tortilla chips, Mexican rice, and birria tortilla soup.

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How To Store Birria Tacos?

Mexican Birria Tacos (birria de res)keeps well in the freezer for up to three months. Depending on your preference, you can freeze the meat and soup separately or together. Additionally, you have the option of storing it in the fridge for up to five days, since vinegar will help prolong the shelf life of the dish.

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