Birria: Traditional Mexican Stew Recipe

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210 mins (prep 30, cooking 180)
22 ingredients
6 servings
Birria stew is a favorite stew from Mexico. It is served in the finest of restaurants and also on many street vendors as well. It is traditionally made with lamb but can be made with any red meat like goat, veal, beef and the other white meat.....pork! This is a delicious stew with many uses. Just check out the broth that gets made with the meat and then check out the tomato/chili sauce and you will know that there are tons of uses for this recipe!

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  • ingredients:
  • at least 3lbs of meat. i am using 1 1/2 lbs. beef and 1 1/2 lbs. of pork.
  • 2 brown onions sliced.
  • 5 cloves of garlic either whole in the skin, mashed or chopped the way i did it in the video.
  • 2 tbsp. dried thyme or 5 or 6 sprigs of fresh.
  • 2 tbsp. dried marjoram or 5 or 6 sprigs of fresh.
  • 2 tsp. rosemary.
  • salt to taste.
  • ingredients tomato/chili sauce:
  • 4 guajillo chilies or mirasol chilies if you can find them. either is delicious!
  • 4 new mexico chilies or pipitilla chilies if you can find them. either is delicious!
  • 2 or more chili de arbol for spice!
  • garnishes:
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro.
  • 1 cup chopped onion.
  • 1 cup chopped radishes.
  • lime wedges.


Serving Size (205.9 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 44.27 Calories from Fat 6.12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.68g 6.26%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 4.74%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 122.53mg 30.63%
Total Carbohydrate 9.38g 18.76%
Dietary Fiber 2.92 g 70.19%
Sugars 1.19 g %
Protein 2.34g 28.06%
Vitamin A 2278.68IU% Vitamin C 31.34mg%
Calcium 42.44mg% Iron 1.39mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ingredients, sliced, whole, skin, fresh, or, dried thyme, dried marjoram, fresh, or, ingredients, or, or, or, beef bouillon cube, garnishes, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, chopped, lime wedges