These Birria Tacos have an incredible depth of flavor made with a combination of two meats slowly cooked in an incredible chili-spiced sauce. With my easy recipe, you’ll master the art of making beef birria! Although you’ll need some time to make these, they’re pretty simple to do, plus you’ll have lots of leftovers to enjoy throughout the week.
The Best Beef Birria Tacos
Have I got a treat for you today! While I usually love giving you my quick and easy recipes, sometimes I love to give you guys something different, like this beef birria. Although this recipe will take you a bit of time, it’s really not that difficult to make. But what I love about this recipe the most, is that you end up with lots of leftovers!
I love challenging you guys sometimes, because it’s these times when you get to discover something incredible. Trust me, if you make this recipe, you will fall in love with this type of dish. What’s there not to love about slowly cooked beef in the most incredible sauce that has the most depth of flavor you’ll ever try!
Why You Should Make These Birria Tacos
Ultimate Flavor. It’s the slow cooking, the incredible ingredients and all the love you’ll put into making this dish, that will give you the most flavorful beef you’ll ever taste.
Lots Of Leftovers. Not only can you make lots of tacos with this meat, but you can make burritos, quesadillas or even enjoy it as a stew/soup.
Incredibly Satisfying. And I don’t mean just getting your belly full, I’m talking about feeling satisfied for making such a spectacular dish! Your family will love you!
✅ For the Birria:
- 2 lbs beef chuck roast
- 4 dried guajillo chiles
- 2 dried ancho chiles
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 cups beef broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
✅ For the Tacos:
- 8-12 corn tortillas
- 2 cups Oaxaca cheese or mozzarella, shredded
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
- Lime wedges for serving
- Cooking oil
🔻 Step 1: Preparing the Birria
Toast the chiles in a dry pan until fragrant, then soak them in hot water until softened.
Blend the chiles with garlic, onion, chipotle, cumin, oregano, cloves, cinnamon, and some beef broth to make a smooth paste.
Season the beef with salt and pepper, then sear it in a hot pan until browned on all sides.
Place the beef in a smoker set to 250°F (120°C) and smoke for 4-5 hours until tender.
Shred the beef and mix with the chile paste and remaining beef broth. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
🔻 Step 2: Assembling the Tacos
Dip tortillas in the birria broth and fry in a hot pan with oil until slightly crispy.
Fill tortillas with cheese and shredded birria beef, fold, and cook until cheese melts.
Serve with chopped onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.