The Best Birria Tacos!

– boneless chuck roast – olive oil – guajillo chiles – ancho chiles – roma tomatoes – onion – garlic – cinnamon stick – bay leaf – dried oregano – cumin seeds – dried thyme – salt – black peppercorns – beef broth


For Tacos – corn tortillas – diced onion – chopped cilantro – Mexican melting cheese – lime wedges


Place a pot over medium-high heat. Add oil. Season beef with salt and pepper and add to pot. Sear on all sides. Add onion and cook two minutes more.

step 1

Remove the stems and seeds from the dried chile peppers.

step 2

In a pot, add the chiles, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf. Pour in water. Place on stove and bring to boil. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

step 3

Add remaining seasonings to the sauce pot. Give it a stir and simmer for 10 minutes more.

step 4

Strain contents of the sauce pot into a wire-mesh strainer over a bowl. Remove the bay leaf and cinnamon. Place remaining solids into a blender.

step 5

Add broth from the sauce into the blender, plus beef broth. Whirl until well blended.

step 6

Place pot with the beef and onion back on the stove. Pour the contents of the blender over the beef. Simmer until meat is tender and shreds easily, about 2½ to 3 hours.

step 7

Turn off heat, remove beef from the sauce, and shred.

step 8

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Dip a tortilla into the top of the stew then place in the hot skillet. Top with beef, cheese, and cilantro.

step 9

Fold tortilla over and fry on each side until crispy. Remove taco to plate. Repeat steps with remaining tortillas.

step 10

Serve with a bowl of the birria stew, lime wedges and jalapenos. Top with onion, cilantro and more cheese if desired.

step 11

Carefully open the lid. Stir, serve, and enjoy!


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