Birria Tacos

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With tender, juicy shredded meat in a pan-fried corn tortilla, these Birria Tacos are an easy Mexican dish bursting with flavor. Top with cilantro and onions for a simple weeknight dinner.

Birria Tacos plated

Easy Birria Tacos Recipe

Birria is one of my all-time favorite Mexican dishes and these birria tacos are one of my favorite ways to serve it. These simple tacos are made by dipping a corn tortilla in birria sauce then pan frying it until crispy, with a generous serving of birria meat inside.

Add cilantro and onion then serve with more birria sauce on the side for dipping. Simple yet tasty!

Half a plate of birria tacos

Why You’ll Love These Tacos de Birria

What makes these birria tacos so special? Here are a few reasons.

  • Authentic Mexican. Tacos de birria are true Mexican cuisine, not Tex-Mex like many tacos we enjoy. These tacos are something you’ll find at restaurants and street taco stalls in Mexico.
  • Perfect way to use leftover birria. As I mentioned in my birria recipe, I like to enjoy birria as a stew for dinner then use the leftover to make these tacos. Yum!
  • Crispy tortillas. My favorite part of these tacos de birria is, hands down, the tortilla. Dunked in birria sauce (made from the broth and juices) for extra flavor then pan-fried until crispy…so good!

Recipe Ingredients

These tacos are made with just 5 ingredients. You can find the measurements in the recipe card below.

  • Birria – These tacos start with my mouthwatering beef birria recipe. Leftovers work great!
  • Vegetable oil – For frying the corn tortillas.
  • Tortillas – Classic birria tacos are made in corn tortillas.
  • Toppings – Onion & cilantro are classic toppings.
  • Lime wedges – For squeezing over the top before serving.
Three tacos de birria on a plate

How To Make Birria Tacos

It takes just a few minutes to make these tacos. You can find printable directions in the recipe card below.

  • Dip the tortillas. Heat the oil in the skillet. Dip the tortillas into the birria sauce then place them in the pan.
  • Cook. Add the birria meat to the tacos then fold the tortilla over and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until crisp.
  • Enjoy. Serve with your favorite toppings and extra birria sauce on the side for dipping.
Close up of birria tacos on a white plate

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy your birria tacos immediately with your favorite toppings. I usually keep it simple with diced onion and cilantro but feel free to add cheese (queso fresco, Oaxaca cheese or Monterey Jack) or other toppings (like pico de gallo and guacamole).

Serve a small dish of the birria sauce on the side for dipping as well.

Proper Storage

Birria tacos should be enjoyed immediately but you can store the birria itself in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Birria Tacos

With tender, juicy shredded meat in a pan-fried corn tortilla, these Birria Tacos are an easy Mexican dish bursting with flavor. Top with cilantro and onions for a simple weeknight dinner.
Servings: 14 tacos
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • Birria recipe
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 14 Corn tortillas
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet and set to medium high heat. Dip and coat the tortillas into the birria sauce and place them into the hot pan.
  • Top with shredded birria meat. Fold the tortilla over and fry 2-3 minutes on each side until crisp.
  • Serve with your preferred toppings, including additional birria sauce.

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Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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