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The Juiciest Mexican Birria Quesa Tacos

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

Seasoned with cheese, onion, and fresh coriander, this Mexican Birria Quesa Tacos is the juiciest and tastiest taco you will ever make and have!



1 medium onion

4.5 lbs. shoulder cut meat

5-6 garlic

2 bay leaves

1 ½ tbsp salt

8 cups of water


7-gram chile ancho

7-gram chile guajillo

5 dry red chilies

¼ cup cooking oil

4 garlic cloves

1 ½ inch ginger

2 small cinnamon sticks

6 cloves

½ tsp peppercorn

1 bay leaf

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

1 small onion

4 small tomato

2 tsp lime juice

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp sugar


Soft taco shells

Chopped onions

Fresh Coriander


1. In a large pot, add grilled onion, garlic, bay leaf, red meat, and water

2. Cover with lid and slow cook for 1 hour and 45 minutes on low heat

3. Blend using a food processor; chile ancho, chile guajillo, red chilies, cooking oil, garlic cloves, ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, peppercorn, bay leaf, cumin, oregano, onion, tomato, lime juice, and salt

4. Strain out the meat, onion, and bay leaf from the pot and keep the broth

5. Add the spice paste to the pot with the broth and add sugar

6. While the sauce simmers, cut up the meat and transfer it back to the pot

7. Simmer for 30 minutes

8. Heat up soft taco shells in a pan and pour about a tablespoon of meat sauce and brown the shells

9. Add meat, topped with cheese, onion, and fresh coriander

10. Ready to Enjoy!


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