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Easy Beef birria tacos recipe

Beef birria tacos are a delicious and easy taco dish that can be made with any type of ground beef. The best part is that they’re perfect for any meal, whether you’re looking for a quick and easy meal or you want to make them for a party. All you need is some tortillas, onions, chillies, and tomatoes. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can also add in some cilantro and jalapeños for an extra flavor boost.

birria tacos recipe

Why You’ll Love This Beef birria tacos recipe:

  • They’re delicious, spicy and savory!
  • Great for any meal of the day, but especially great as a quick and easy lunch option.
  • A great way to use up ground beef that’s about to go bad.
  • They’re perfect for parties or special occasions. You can make them in bulk, freeze them and have them on hand whenever you need them.
  • They’re can be made with any type of ground beef, so you can make it with a variety of different cuts of meat if you like. You could also try making it with ground pork if you want something a little bit different.

Guajillo Peppers : These are the peppers that give these beef birria tacos their signature flavor. They’re a mild to medium hot chili pepper, but they have a lot of flavor and give this beef birria tacos recipe an amazing flavor. You can buy them at most grocery stores in the Mexican food section or you can grow them in your own garden if you have a few of these plants.

Carrots: These are one of the most important ingredients in this beef birria tacos recipe. They’re not only a key flavor factor, but they also act as a tenderizing agent and help break down the tough meat fibers in the beef so it will be easy to chew.

Short ribs : These short ribs are a nice cut of meat for this recipe because they have a lot of flavor, but they’re also fairly lean so they won’t make the beef birria tacos too greasy. They’ll add some extra flavor to the beef as well.

Beef birria tacos recipe

Variations of Beef birria tacos recipe:

  • You can make these beef birria tacos with any kind of ground beef you like. You can use ground turkey, pork, or even ground venison if you prefer.
  • You can also add in some cilantro and jalapeños for an extra flavor boost if you want.
  • If you want to make this recipe vegan, replace the lard with oil and just omit the cheese.
  • If you’re looking to make this recipe gluten-free, substitute all of the flour with gluten-free flour and use gluten-free tortillas instead of corn tortillas.
  • If you want to make these beef birria tacos low carb, just replace the corn tortillas with a low carb tortilla such as a lettuce wrap or low carb tortilla.
  • If you have a food processor, this recipe is quick and easy to make because it doesn’t require a lot of chopping. All you have to do is put everything in the food processor and pulse a few times. If you don’t have a food processor, then you’ll want to chop up the meat, peppers and carrots in the blender first and then add everything else to the skillet.
  • If you want to make these beef birria tacos even easier, then make sure that your ground beef is already cooked through before adding it to the skillet because if it’s still pink in the middle, it will be very difficult for you to cook it through. If your ground beef is already cooked through when you put it in the skillet, then you can just cook it for a few more minutes.

Chef’s Tips:

  • I recommend using a cast iron skillet to make these beef birria tacos because cast iron skillets are non-stick, which means they won’t transfer any extra grease into the finished beef birria tacos. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, then use a heavy bottomed skillet or griddle.
  • If you don’t have lard, then you can use some vegetable shortening instead.
  • Make sure that your ground beef is very finely chopped before adding it to the skillet because if it’s not finely chopped enough, it will be difficult to cook through.
  • If you’re trying to make this recipe gluten-free and low carb, substitute all of the flour with gluten-free flour and use gluten-free tortillas instead of corn tortillas.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, then use a blender to chop up the vegetables and beef before adding it to the skillet.
Beef birria tacos recipe

How to make TACOS

Chop the meat: Make sure before choped you need to remove the meat from the broth.

Leftover grease: Add the grease to a small or medium size skillet and cook over medium heat until it’s melted.

Fry Tortillas: Dipping the corn tortillas into the grease, then frying them over medium heat for about 3 minutes until they are crispy helps create a good texture for the taco. Top with chopped birria beef and shredded cheese, and fold it over while it’s frying to help flatten it. Fry both sides until they are crisp.

Serve with consommé: When you’ve finished making all of the tacos, heat up the consommé until it’s warm and pour over the tacos.

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Beef birria tacos recipe

Allfoodi Chief
This beef birria is rich and flavorful, with a perfect Topo Chico taste. It's perfect served as a stew, topped with onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Quesabirria tacos are the most FAMOUS Tacos!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 Serving

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. of ground beef (preferably 80% lean)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (or lard)
  • 1 tablespoons of lard or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups of broth (vegetable or chicken)
  • 4 cups of water (for the consomme)
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste (optional for the consomme)
  • 1 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ancho Chile powder (or use the entire ancho chile, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of dried epazote (optional for the consomme)

Instructions
 

  • Heat up a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until it's no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the onion, green bell pepper and garlic and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Add the lard or oil, cumin, cinnamon and ancho chile powder and cook for about one minute.
  • Stir in the tomato paste if you're using it then add the broth.
  • Bring it to a boil then reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Pour the broth into a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Add the puree to the skillet along with the consomme, Worcestershire sauce and epazote.
  • Stir well then simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  • Serve with corn tortillas or flour tortillas.
Keyword Beef birria tacos recipe, birria tacos

Note:

  • You can use the entire 2 pounds of ground beef or use half of a pound at a time, then add more broth as needed to keep it from drying out. I like to use a lot of broth, about 3 cups in total.
  • You can also use any kind of bean such as pinto, black or red beans with this recipe. You can also use 2 cups of cooked black beans instead of the broth and water mixture.
  • You can substitute chicken for the beef or use only beef if you prefer.
  • You can leave out the epazote and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • You can also add a few spoonfuls of salsa to the consomme if you like.
  • You can also add a few spoonfuls of beer or oyster sauce or even a bit of soy sauce to the consomme if you like.
  • If you’re making this for a vegetarian, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and omit the chicken.
  • You can also add a few spoonfuls of tomato paste to the consomme if you like.
  • You can also add a few spoonfuls of beer or oyster sauce or even a bit of soy sauce to the consomme if you like.
  • If you don’t have ancho Chile powder, use 2 teaspoons of cayenne instead.
  • You can also add a few spoonfuls of salsa to the consomme if you like.
  • If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce, use a dash of soy sauce or even a splash of vinegar instead.
  • You can also add a few spoonfuls of tomato paste to the consomme if you like.
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Written by Sophia

I am Sophia and I love to cook. I have been cooking for as long as I can remember and it is one of my favourite things to do. I am always trying out new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen. I love to cook for my family and friends, and they always seem to enjoy my food. I am also a big fan of eating healthy, so most of my recipes are pretty healthy too. I am always looking for new ways to make healthy food taste great, and I think that I have succeeded in doing that.

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