Birria Tacos

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Indulge in the flavorful goodness of Birria Tacos, a traditional Mexican dish that combines tender shredded birria beef with melted cheese, onions, and cilantro, all wrapped in a crispy tortilla. These tacos are bursting with savory and spicy flavors that will surely satisfy your cravings.

Why Make This Recipe

Birria Tacos are not only delicious but also a fun and interactive dish to enjoy with family and friends. The rich and savory birria meat pairs perfectly with the gooey cheese, creating a mouthwatering combination that will leave you wanting more.

How to Make Birria Tacos


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ½ cup birria grease and broth
  • 2 cups shredded birria beef
  • 2 cups Quesadilla cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  1. Dip a tortilla in the birria grease and place it in a hot sauté pan.
  2. Sprinkle the tortilla with cheese and allow it to melt while the tortilla crisps.
  3. Add some shredded birria meat to the taco and fold it in half. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  4. Serve the tacos with birria broth, chopped onion, and cilantro.

How to Serve Birria Tacos

Serve the Birria Tacos fresh and hot, garnished with chopped onions and cilantro. Accompany them with a bowl of birria broth for dipping or pouring over the tacos for a burst of flavor.

How to Store Birria Tacos

Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the tacos in a hot pan or oven to maintain their crispiness and flavors.

Tips to Make Birria Tacos

  • Use a good quality Quesadilla cheese for that perfect stretchy and melty texture.
  • Make sure the tortillas are dipped in birria grease for added flavor and moisture.
  • Customize your tacos with additional toppings like lime wedges, salsa, or avocado for a unique twist.


For a spicier kick, add some diced jalapeños or a drizzle of hot sauce to the tacos. You can also experiment with different types of cheese, such as Oaxaca or Chihuahua, for a more distinct flavor profile.


  1. Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas for Birria Tacos?
    • While corn tortillas are traditionally used for Birria Tacos, you can substitute them with flour tortillas if desired.
  2. How can I make Birria Tacos vegetarian-friendly?
    • Replace the shredded birria beef with marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms or jackfruit for a delicious vegetarian alternative.
  3. Can I prepare the components of Birria Tacos in advance?
    • Yes, you can prepare the shredded birria beef, chopped onion, and cilantro ahead of time and assemble the tacos just before serving for convenience.

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