Birria is a traditional Mexican dish that is typically made with goat meat. However, it can also be made with beef, lamb or even chicken. Birria is usually served with tortillas and a dipping sauce, and it can also be used as a filling for tacos or burritos.


-1kg of beef, lamb or chicken

-2 onions

-3 cloves of garlic

-1 tablespoon of cumin

-1 tablespoon of chili powder

-1 teaspoon of oregano

-1 tablespoon of salt

-2 cups of water

-2 tablespoons of oil

-6-8 tortillas

-1 cup of Birria sauce (for dipping)


1. In a large pot, combine the meat, onions, garlic, cumin, chili powder, oregano and salt.

2. Add water and bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 hours, or until the meat is cooked through.

4. Remove the meat from the pot and shred with a fork.

5. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.

6. Add the shredded meat to the skillet and cook until browned.

7. Serve the meat with tortillas and Birria sauce.

Potential changes & improvements

-If you want a more traditional Birria, you can use goat meat instead of beef, lamb or chicken.

-If you want a spicier Birria, you can add more chili powder to the recipe.

-If you want a less spicy Birria, you can reduce the amount of chili powder in the recipe.

-If you want a sweeter Birria, you can add a tablespoon of sugar to the recipe.

What other food it works well with

Birria works well with tortillas, rice, beans and a variety of dipping sauces.

Common Mistakes

-One common mistake is to overcook the meat. Birria should be cooked until the meat is tender, but not tough.

-Another common mistake is to use too much water. Birria should be cooked in just enough water to cover the meat.

-A third common mistake is to use too much chili powder. Birria should be spicy, but not too spicy.

Nutritional Information

-1 serving of Birria (without tortillas or dipping sauce) contains approximately:

-Calories: 400

-Fat: 23g

-Saturated Fat: 8g

-Cholesterol: 107mg

-Sodium: 1430mg

-Carbohydrates: 5g

-Fiber: 1g

-Sugar: 2g

-Protein: 40g


Birria contains gluten, dairy and soy.

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