Authentic Birria Taco Recipe: Savor the Flavor of Mexico

Introduction: Join us on a culinary journey to recreate the mouthwatering delight of Birria Tacos, a Mexican treasure that has gained worldwide popularity. Chef Andrés Galindo from Nene’s Deli Taqueria in Brooklyn, New York, is here to guide you through the steps to make this exquisite dish. Birria, traditionally a stew, has found its way into the hearts of taco lovers everywhere. So, let’s dive into how to prepare these delicious Birria Tacos at home.

Ingredients birria tacos

5 dried guajillo chilies

3 dried ancho chilies

3 dried morita (chipotle) chilies

2 plum tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (Dominican oregano is recommended)

5 whole black peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cloves

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 lb round beef, not too fatty

Cooking oil for frying

Corn tortillas

Monterey Jack cheese

Fresh cilantro

Sliced onions



Preparing the Chili Paste:

Start by cleaning the dried guajillo, ancho, and morita chilies.

Keep the seeds in for some heat.

Boil the chilies and then blend them with tomatoes, garlic, oregano, black peppercorns, cumin, cloves, salt, and vinegar to create a rich chili paste.

Cutting the Beef:

Slice the round beef into small pieces, ensuring it’s not too fatty.

Frying the Chili Paste:

Heat some oil in a pan and add the chili paste.

Continuously move it to avoid burning and let it cook until it turns a deep red color.

Cooking the Beef:

Add the beef to the chili paste, ensuring it’s well coated.

Cook until the meat is tender and infused with the flavors of the paste.

Preparing the Consomé:

While the beef is simmering, skim the excess fat and save it.

You’ll later use this fat to dip the tortillas for that authentic touch.

Assembling the Tacos:

Heat the tortillas in the saved fat until crispy.

Add a layer of Monterey Jack cheese and let it melt.

Place the beef and chili paste mixture on top.

Garnishing the Tacos:

Top your Birria Tacos with fresh cilantro, sliced onions, and a squeeze of lime for that perfect balance of flavors.

Serving the Consomé:

Don’t forget to serve some consomé on the side, for dipping and sipping.

Enjoying Your Birria Tacos:

To savor Birria Tacos like a pro, squeeze some lime, add a touch of salsa for extra flavor, and dip your taco in the consomé.

Don’t forget to enjoy it with your pinky out for the ultimate food experience.

Last step birria Tacos recipe

Congratulations! You’ve just mastered the art of making Birria Tacos, a culinary masterpiece that combines rich, spicy flavors with the comfort of a taco. We hope you savor each bite of this authentic Mexican dish. Now, you can recreate the magic of Nene’s Deli Taqueria right in your own kitchen. For more incredible recipes, visit Nene’s in Brooklyn, New York, and continue exploring the world of Mexican cuisine. Enjoy your homemade Birria Tacos!