Beef Birria Tacos

I have gotten this recipe from Sam The Cooking Guy: BEEF BIRRIA TACOS and have modified it to work for my needs.



  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Cut the beef into 3 in. x 3 in. cubes and rub neutral oil (vegetable / canola) on them

  3. Season the beef well with salt & pepper and sear in 2 batches in a hot oven proof pot - remove the seared meat (should be golden/brown on all sides) to a plate and repeat with remaining beef

  4. To the empty pot, add the onions with a little more neutral oil and cook until softened, about 5 minutes

  5. Add the vinegar, scraping up the bits on the bottom and allow about 1/2 of the vinegar to evaporate - then add garlic and when fragrant, about 45 seconds later add the beef back in and take off the heat

  6. In a blender combine the vegetable broth, oregano, cumin, coriander, chopotle peppers in adobo sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes and salt&pepper.

  7. Blend until very smooth and pour over beef in pot - the beef should be covered and if not add a little more broth

  8. Cover, and place in the oven until fork tender and shred-able - approx 3-4 hours

  9. For serving, warm a tortilla on a pan. Place beef, then a bit of red onion and cilantro.

  10. (OPTIONAL) You can make a mix of diced white/red onion, cilantro, and lime/lemon juice for easy access when serving

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