Lupita's Cousin Birria's Taco

Birria’s popularity exploded in the past year, becoming one of the hottest food trends in taco land.

With one bite of Lupita's Cousin Birria Tacos, you will fall in love with our taco seasoning.

Ingredients for the Beef Birria

  • beef chuck roast or whatever meat you decide

  • Lupita's Street Taco Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper + more to taste

  • 1 can of chipotles in adobo sauce

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 large white onion, quartered

  • Water

  • beef stock

  • 1/2 tablespoon ground clove

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 cinnamon stick

For the Tacos

  • corn tortillas, white or yellow

  • 10 ounces Oaxaca cheese or shredded "Mexican" cheese

  • grapeseed oil

  • Chopped cilantro

  • Diced white onion

  • Lime wedges

Put the short ribs, beef chuck, or even chicken, in a large heavy pot. Vegans you can substitute the meat for jackfruit or oyster mushrooms.

If you use jackfruit or oyster mushrooms you don't need to slow cook the "meat". Proceed to just making the Birria sauce.

Season your meat with Lupita's "Street Taco". Add onion, garlic, bay leaves, clove, two cinnamon sticks and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, skimming any foam from the surface. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the meat is tender, 2 hours, 30 minutes to 3 hours. If you try to pull the meat and it gives you some resistance, try leaving it in for another hour. Transfer the meat to a cutting board and shred with a fork.

For the Birria sauce

For Birria sauce

chipotle peppers in adobo sauce crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoons of vinegar garlic



broth from the meat


Combine soaked chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, crushed tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, cooked onion from broth, and broth from the meat into the blender (reserve some broth for dipping sauce). Blend until smooth. You can also add ancho chile peppers but the Lupita's Street Taco Seasoning has acho chile inside, so if you decided not to the flavor will still be there. Cook for about 15 mins to let the flavors blend.

Take part of your sauce and place your meat inside. Cook for about 15 mins.

Cooking your Birria Tacos

Make sure the birria sauce is fully covering both sides of the corn tortillas because the tortillas will break if they're too dry.

If you're using a cast-iron skillet, grease pan with oil to prevent tortillas from sticking. You can use a bit of oil for a non-stick pan.

Place corn tortilla on the heated skillet with oil and birria sauce. Layer a handful of grated melting cheese, meat, diced onion, and cilantro on the corn tortilla, then let the cheese melt. Flip and add more birria sauce to the pan

Serve these deliciously epic birria tacos immediately with the reserved sauce and broth and lime slices.

Watch the e-recipe video below

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