Birria is an incredible meat stew that is said to have originated in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. A complex, rich broth made with chiles, vinegar, spices, herbs, onions, garlic (as most recipes, each family has their own secret blend), the juicy sauce and tender, shredded meat is a truly special combination.

If you get a chance to make it from scratch (there are a million recipes out there!), or enjoy it from an authentic restaurant/vendor, don’t pass up on that chance!

Easy homemade beef birria recipe

Easy Beef Birria Recipe To Make At Home

If you’re looking for an easy version of beef birria to make at home, our complex Smoky Latin Recipe Starter & Seasoning Sauce makes a great semi-homemade slow-cooked, saucy meat stew, without sacrificing great flavor.

Sauce for Making Beef Birria

Our do-it-all sauce contains onions, garlic, single-variety ground chiles, oregano, and vinegar, and is chef-blended for you in one jar – plus carrots, concentrated tomatoes, and even a touch of plum are also in the mix for texture, and balance of flavor.

How to Serve Beef Birria

  • Make tacos! Add fresh diced onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime to a warm tortilla, and dip each bite into the juices before noshing. For a real treat, add a little cheese (optional) and cook the juicy meat-filled taco in a hot skillet or griddle until golden brown.
  • You can also enjoy this stew straight up, with rice and beans on the side.
  • If you’re doing a Whole30, eat a Paleo-style diet, or just don’t eat tortillas, this meal is delicious with steamed diced potatoes, as well. (Not traditional, but you can add some cubed potatoes and carrots to the slow cooker as you’re cooking the meat.)

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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Easy homemade beef birria recipe

Easy Beef Birria Recipe

A jar of Mesa de Vida's Smoky Latin Inspired Recipe Starter and Seasoning Sauce is a healthy kitchen hack to a flavorful take on birria with no compromises!
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 2 lb beef chuck roast lamb can also be used
  • 1 jar Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Recipe Starter and Seasoning Sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth or beef bone broth for extra nourishment
  • Salt and hot chile sauce to taste Our sauce is extremely low in sodium, and mild, so you can adjust the salt and heat to your own liking


  • Add it all to the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Shred the meat and mix in with the juices before serving.