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Birria Tacos

Easy Birria Tacos Recipe is the perfect comfort food to serve your family and friends on your next movie night or dinner! It's simple yet so tasty and delicious that they will surely be back for more.
5 from 3 votes
Servings 6 people


  • 2 lbs roast beef angus
  • 2 tbsp epis
  • tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 2 white onions medium onions
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 5 whole cloves
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • ½ tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp salt to taste


  • tortillas
  • mozzarella cheese
  • 1 white onions ( chopped) red onions optional
  • 1 bunch cilantro

Chile sauce

  • 7 chile pods
  • 4 guajillo pods
  • 4 chile de arbol
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp whole cumin
  • ½ thyme
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • salt



  • Wash and dry the meat with lemon and vinegar. Marinate the meat using epis seasoning and set in the fridge for 2-24 hours.
  • In a large pot, brown the beef on both sides. Next, add in your onion, garlic cloves, bell pepper with cloves (Trick you can stick in cloves inside the pepper), chicken boullion, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, bay leaves, tomatoes , salt and vinegar . Cover with water or chicken stock. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer on medium heat until meat is tender, about 2 hours. Skim off the top while boiling and throughout.
  • Remove all the seeds from inside the Chile pods. In a small pot add water until just covered, bring to a boil then simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the Chile pods are soft and tender. Strain the chilies reserving 1 cup of the boiling liquid and blend until a smooth consistency.
  • Once the beef is tender discard the onion and garlic cloves then strain the beef and SAVE THE LIQUID (any left overs you can blend and add it back into the sauce). I do this so I can shred the beef easier. Then add the beef back to the water and pour in your blended pepper mixture and mix well and continue to cook for another hour.
  • Now that the Birria de res is done we can start building tacos! Preheat flattop or skillet to medium-high heat. Dip tortillas into the left-over liquid, place onto the skillet, and top with cheese mixture. Let the cheese melt a little then top it off with the beef from the beef, cilantro, and white or red onions. Fold in half and continue to cook each side until crispy.

How To Make Chili Sauce

  • Remove all the seeds from inside the Chile pods.
  • Combine all the chilis in a small pot then add just enough water to cover and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the Chile pods are soft and tender
  • Strain the chilies and make sure to reserve 1 cup of the boiling liquid. Put the chilies in the blender along with a cup of boiling liquid, blend starting on low to high and add your spices, blend until you get a smooth consistency.
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