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    The 10 BEST Birria Recipes

    Welcome birria lovers! Are you tired of searching for the perfect birria recipe? Look no further because we’ve rounded up ten of the best Birria Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    Along with the basics like birria stew and birria tacos, you’ll find a variety of unique and creative ways to use your favorite Mexican beef.

    So let’s get cooking!

    Collage of four birria recipes.

    1. Birria (Mexican Beef Stew)

    Birria… Get ready for a very delicious and popular Mexican stew full of savory, earthy and spicy seasonings, with fall apart meat cooked good old slow and low for hours.

    This Birria de Res, aka Beef Birria, is so rich and flavorful, all thanks to your patience, as you cook it for hours in a broth of famous Mexican chili peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and a few seasonings…

    Get the Recipe: Beef Birria

    2. Birria Tacos

    These are EPIC tacos… Birria Tacos!!! This birria taco recipe is made with tender and flavorful birria beef, which is loaded into broth-dipped corn tortillas with cheese, fried until crispy, then dunked in birria broth or consommé for a delicious finish.

    Hmmm… these dunking tacos. I bet once you try them, you will come back to these again and again.

    Get the Recipe: Birria Tacos

    3. Birria Ramen

    This steaming hot dish combines ramen and Birria to make a dish that’s spicy, savory, and fresh! Top it with chopped cilantro, scallions, radishes and ramen egg, and more.

    All these ingredients combine to make a unique spin on a traditional Mexican stew.

    Get the Recipe: Birria Ramen

    4. Short Rib Birria

    If you only cook one birria stew recipe in your life, make it this Short Rib Birria!

    Beef short ribs are simmered low and slow for hours in the most flavorful sauce until they are delectably fall off the bone tender.

    Trust me, this is the best birria ever!

    Get the Recipe: Short Rib Birria

    5. Birria Nachos

    Get ready to dive into a mouthwatering plate of Birria Nachos! Picture this: crispy tortilla chips piled high with tender shredded beef, gooey cheese, and a generous topping of fresh pico de gallo.

    Trust me, it’s going to be a flavor explosion that will leave you craving for more!

    Get the Recipe @ chilipeppermadness

    6. Birria Flatbread

    Mexican Birria Flatbreads are an absolutely delicious and creative way to make use of any leftover Mexican birria you might have.

    Simply take the flavorful birria and serve it on warm and soft flatbreads, generously topped with melted cheese for that irresistible gooeyness. Don’t forget to add a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and tangy pickled onions.

    Get the Recipe @ cookswellwithothers

    7. Birria Enchiladas

    Savor the deliciousness of birria enchiladas! Bursting with rich flavors, these comfort food favorites warm your heart and satisfy your taste buds.

    Tender, seasoned beef wrapped in soft tortillas, generously coated with homemade enchilada sauce, and topped with melted cheese. A culinary masterpiece for a memorable dining experience!

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    8. Cheesy Birria Dip

    Imagine your favorite birria in cheesy dip form! This dip is irresistibly delicious, and sure to be a hit at any party.

    Don’t forget to bring plenty of chips!

    Get the Recipe @ foodnetwork

    9. Birria Grilled Cheese

    Indulge in the mouthwatering goodness of Birria Grilled Cheese. Tender, slow-cooked shredded beef bathed in a rich red enchilada sauce, layered with onions, queso fresco, mozzarella cheese, and cilantro, all perfectly grilled between two slices of Texas toast.

    This delectable creation is a true delight for your taste buds.

    Get the Recipe @ iamhomesteader

    10. Birria Baked Potatoes

    Calling all home cooks! Are you looking for a delicious and unique twist on the classic baked potato? Look no further because we have the perfect recipe for you.

    These mouthwatering birria baked potatoes are sure to become a new favorite in your household, impressing even the toughest food critics.

    Get the Recipe @ taoofspice

    So many amazing birria recipes to try. Don’t they all look absolutely mouthwatering?

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    10 BEST Birria Recipes

    This collection of Birria Recipes includes classics like stew and tacos, as well as some other creative uses for this versatile beef.


    Birria Sauce

    • 5 dried ancho chilis
    • 5 dried guajillo chilis
    • 2-3 Chiles de árbol (see note 1)
    • 1 Tbsp oil
    • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
    • 4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • 8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 inch ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
    • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 cup beef stock
    • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 2 tsp coriander powder
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 2 cloves, ground into powder

    Beef Birria

    • 3-3.5 pounds chuck roast, cut into large chunks
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 2 Tbsp oil
    • 4 cups beef stock


    1. Dry toast and rehydrate the chilis: Cut the stems off and make a slit along the side to open them and discard the seeds. Dry toast them in hot pan for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant (don’t burn them, as they can turn bitter). Put them in a bowl, pour in a cup of hot water, and let it sit for 20 minutes.
    2. Sauté the veggies: Heat oil and Sauté the onion, garlic and tomato until softened. Then transfer the veggies to the blender.
    3. Make Birria Sauce: In the blender, blend above veggie mixture along with rehydrated chilis, spices and herbs (oregano, cumin, cinnamon, coriander powder, ground clove, thyme, salt and pepper), apple cider vinegar, ginger, tomato paste, and 1 cup of beef stock. Blend it till the mixture in completely smooth.
    4. Prepare and sear the meat: Cut the chuck roast into large chunks and generously season it with salt and pepper. We always like to sear the meat before putting it in the stew, as it adds tons of flavors. Heat the oil in the stew pot and brown the meat on all sides.
    5. In a big stew pot, combine the meat with the Birria sauce. Add in 4 cups of beef stock. Cover and cook over low heat on the stovetop for 3 to 4 hours, or until the meat is completely tender. Keep an eye on the stew and stir it every 20 minutes or so, as not to burn the meat at the bottom.
    6. Shred the meat: When the stew is ready, you can cut or shred the beef into your desired bite size pieces. Taste and adjust the seasonings like salt and pepper.
    7. Serve the Birria in bowls (the beef along with its broth) garnished with lots of your favorite toppings, with a side of warm tortillas or Mexican rice.

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