Because Steph still has RSI I’ve been making all our dinners while we chat and watch youtube each night and in our house that always means taco nights. While my go-to tacos are al pastor carnitas carne adovada and carne asada Steph asked to mix things up a bit with something a little more Use modern ingredients to prepare the birria tacos. Fresh tortillas, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, shredded lettuce, lime, and jalapeño peppers should be used to prepare these birria tacos.
If you haven’t heard of birria tacos yet, they’re all over social media and the internet, traditionally an addictive sweet sour slightly spicy and utterly savory Mexican beef stew that’s slow cooked until the beef is tender and fall-apart juicy and delicious. Someone had the bright idea to turn it into a burrito. Stuff this beef into a taco shell and then dip the whole thing into the stew and cook it. They blew up after that and the rest is history. But unlike many other fad foods, Birria tacos are so good you will be making them every week.
Douse the tortilla in the stew, then fry it like a chip. Once you cook the tortilla in fat, it becomes taco magic.
You can make the stew however you like, but I prefer to cook it in the Instant Pot because its so much faster and keeps the flavor inside the dish. Those delicious smells that fill up your house when you slow cook for hours? Those delicious smells are flavor particles. So, when you slow cook, flavor particles get released into the air, and when you pressure cook, the flavor particles stay in the dish. That is not in your soup, no matter what method you use. But no matter where you put it, this soup will come out delicious.
Making Birria stew is easy and quick:
Once you have your stew cooking, the tacos are easy to make: just heat up a hot skillet, add a few spoonfuls of the stew, then shred some cheese on top. For a vegetarian option, skip the cheese.
You can eat these tacos on their own. For side dish, you could serve them up with homemade tortillas, mexican rice, and a birria tortilla soup. Or my current personal favorite: birria ramen.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
If you cannot find the dried guajillo peppers, you can use any dried Mexican/Southwestern peppers you can find such as ancho New Mexico California or pasilla.
Birria Tacos Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 tacos)
Calories 626 Calories from Fat 157
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4.2g26%
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