Place on stove over medium-high heat and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
Add remaining seasonings to the pot. Give it a stir and simmer for 10 minutes more. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Strain the contents of the pot over a bowl. Remove the bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Place remaining solids into a blender.
Serve with the birria stew. Add lime wedges and jalapenos. Top with onion, cilantro and cheese. Enjoy!