Birria Taco Recipe (Crockpot, Instant Pot, Stovetop Directions)

Birria Taco Recipe

This Low Calorie Birria Taco Recipe can be made in a Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or on the Stovetop!

Plus, these healthy birria tacos are just 130 calories each! Making them a healthy protein packed (low carb) dinner that’s perfect for taco Tuesday, or any night of the week.

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Birria Taco Recipe

Birria tacos recipes have become so popular that we just had to create a low calorie healthy version. And while we were at it, we wanted to make a birria taco Instant pot, slow cooker and stovetop recipe that can be made in any equipment you have on hand.

The best (in our opinion) is the stovetop birria tacos recipe, but sometimes you just need a quick dinner (birria tacos instant pot) or a meal you come home to (crockpot birria tacos).

This birria taco recipe is just 130 calories, and can be made in an instant pot, slow cooker, or on the stovetop!

Birria Taco Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make low calorie birria taco with consommé.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find directions on making beef birria tacos recipe in a slow cooker, instant pot, and on the stove top. Plus a nutrition label, cooking tips, and more in the sections below.

Birria Taco Recipe

To make this beef birria taco recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

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Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this easy birria tacos recipe to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for our authentic birria tacos recipe…

Birria Tacos Ingredients

To make this birria tacos recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with links to all the ingredients you’ll need.

Some of the chillis can be hard to find in stores, and online shopping is best. Below you’ll find the best deals we could find, to make these beef birria recipes lower cost as well as low calorie.

Birria Taco Recipe

Shopping List for the Best Birria Tacos:

Birria Meat Ingredients:

Beef Birria Taco Ingredients:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie birria taco crock pot recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this instant pot birria tacos recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make a beef birria taco recipe slow cooker, instant pot or stove top…

How to Make Birria Tacos

The best birria taco recipe (in our opinion) is the stovetop method. But just incase you don’t have the time, we have supplied you with directions to make birria tacos in the slow cooker or instant pot too.

Very important… keep the sauce (liquid) that’s leftover after cooking the beef birria meat! It’s the key to amazing birria tacos!

Birria Taco Recipe

How to Make Birria Taco Recipes:

Stovetop Birria Meat Directions:

  1. Spray a large pot with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add in the beef and brown on all sides. Then remove to a plate.
  3. To the hot pot, add the chillies, tomatoes, and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, then cover with beef broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the garlic, cinnamon, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, remove and discard the cinnamon and bay leaf and use an immersion blender to blend the contents of the pot until smooth. (Alternatively, you can move to a blender and blend).
  6. Add the beef back to the pot, along with any juices form the plate.
  7. Simmer over low heat until meat is tender and shreds easily, about 3 hours.
  8. When the meat is done, move to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Reserve the birria taco sauce consommé (the liquid in the pot) to make the tacos.

Slow Cooker Birria Meat Directions:

  1. To a slow cooker, combine the beef, chillies, tomatoes, onion beef broth, garlic, cinnamon, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-5 hours.
  3. Remove the meat to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Then add to a large bowl.
  4. Remove and discard the cinnamon and bay leaf and use an immersion blender to blend the contents of the pot until smooth. (Alternatively, you can move to a blender and blend).
  5. Pour 1/4-1/2 cup birria consommé over the shredded beef and mix well.
  6. Reserve the remaining birria consommé (the liquid in the pot) to make the tacos.

Instant Pot Birria Meat Directions:

  1. Spray instant pot with olive oil and preheat on sauté setting.
  2. Add in the beef and brown on all sides. Then remove to a plate.
  3. To the instant pot, add the chillies, tomatoes, and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes, then cover with beef broth.
  4. Scrape the bottom of the instant pot well to avoid a “Burn” reading.
  5. Add the garlic, cinnamon, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 minutes, remove the and discard the cinnamon and bay leaf and use an immersion blender to blend the contents of the pot until smooth. (Alternatively, you can move to a blender and blend).
  7. Add the beef back to the instant pot, along with any juices from the plate, and 1 cup of water.
  8. Cover and seal the instant pot, and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes, then natural release for 15 minutes.
  9. Move the beef to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Reserve the birria taco sauce consommé (the liquid in the pot) to make the tacos.

How to Make Birria Tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and place a rimmed baking sheet on the middle rack.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Using tongs, dip a tortilla into the the birria consommé, then place the tortilla on the hot skillet.
  4. Top with shredded beef, cheese, and cilantro.
  5. Fold tortilla over and fry for about one minute on each side, until crispy.
  6. Remove taco to the hot baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you repeat above steps with remaining tortillas.
  7. Serve hot with lime wedges and birria consommé for dipping.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best low calorie birria tacos…

Birria Taco Recipe

You can make birria tacos 3 ways, thanks to this helpful recipe card!

We think the stovetop is the most authentic birria tacos recipe, but depending on time you may want to use your instant pot or slow cooker.

Birria Taco Recipe

Birria Taco Recipe (JUST 130 CALORIES)

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These Low Calorie Birria Tacos can be made on the stove top, slow cooker, or Instant Pot!
Plus, we cut 100's of calories so you can enjoy this Birria Taco Recipe without guilt.
Special Tip: Use leftover Birria Meat on taco salads, quesadillas, and even in soups.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 15 servings
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Birria Meat:

Instructions
 

Birria Meat Stovetop Directions:

  • Spray a large pot with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Add in the beef and brown on all sides. Then remove to a plate.
  • To the hot pot, add the chillies, tomatoes, and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, then cover with beef broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the garlic, cinnamon, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove and discard the cinnamon and bay leaf and use an immersion blender to blend the contents of the pot until smooth. (Alternatively, you can move to a blender and blend).
  • Add the beef back to the pot, along with any juices form the plate.
  • Simmer over low heat until meat is tender and shreds easily, about 3 hours.
  • When the meat is done, move to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Reserve the birria consommé (the liquid in the pot) to make the tacos.

Birria Meat Slow Cooker Directions:

  • To a slow cooker, combine the beef, chillies, tomatoes, onion beef broth, garlic, cinnamon, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-5 hours.
  • Remove the meat to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Then add to a large bowl.
  • Remove and discard the cinnamon and bay leaf and use an immersion blender to blend the contents of the pot until smooth. (Alternatively, you can move to a blender and blend).
  • Pour 1/4-1/2 cup birria consommé over the shredded beef and mix well.
  • Reserve the remaining birria consommé (the liquid in the pot) to make the tacos.

Birria Meat Instant Pot Directions:

  • Spray instant pot with olive oil and preheat on sauté setting.
  • Add in the beef and brown on all sides. Then remove to a plate.
  • To the instant pot, add the chillies, tomatoes, and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes, then cover with beef broth.
  • Scrape the bottom of the instant pot well to avoid a “Burn” reading.
  • Add the garlic, cinnamon, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the and discard the cinnamon and bay leaf and use an immersion blender to blend the contents of the pot until smooth. (Alternatively, you can move to a blender and blend).
  • Add the beef back to the instant pot, along with any juices from the plate, and 1 cup of water.
  • Cover and seal the instant pot, and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes, then natural release for 15 minutes.
  • Move the beef to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Reserve the birria consommé (the liquid in the pot) to make the tacos.

How to Make Birria Tacos:

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees and place a rimmed baking sheet on the middle rack.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Using tongs, dip a tortilla into the the burria consommé, then place the tortilla on the hot skillet.
  • Top with shredded beef, cheese, and cilantro.
  • Fold tortilla over and fry for about one minute on each side, until crispy.
  • Remove taco to the hot baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you repeat above steps with remaining tortillas.
  • Serve hot with lime wedges and birria consommé for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tacoCalories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 12.3gProtein: 14.1gFat: 2.7gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 306mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 1.1gCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Instant Pot, slow cooker, tacos
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Nutrition and Birria Tacos Calories

The nutrition and calories in these birria tacos are based off 1 taco with about 1/4 cup of birria meat and about 1 tablespoon of cheese (onions and cilantro can be as much as you want, or none at all).

We also trimmed all of the fat off the beef before cooking, this helps save 100’s of calories and still makes an amazing beef birria meat.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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