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Cheesy Birria Tacos (Quesabirria Tacos)

Flavorful, meaty and filling, these cheesy birria tacos are finger-lickin’ good and I know you’ll be asking for seconds and thirds! Perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesdays!

Top down view of cheesy birria tacos on plate.

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Tasty, Flavorful Tacos

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, friends!

And I think eating plenty of tacos is the perfect way to celebrate this holiday (don’t you think?)

Today we’ll be in indulging in quesabirria tacos, which are basically corn tortillas stuffed with tender flavorful birria beef and a whole load of melted cheese… then garnished with diced onions and fresh chopped cilantro.

I’m salivating just thinking about it!

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Up close shot of half-eaten birria tacos.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Here’s a visual overview of the ingredients required for these cheesy birria tacos.

(For exact measurements, please scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.)

Ingredients for cheesy birria tacos recipe laid out on marble board.

Recipe Notes + Substitutions:

  • Tortillas: I used yellow corn tortillas, but white corn tortillas will work too (learn how to make your own homemade corn tortillas)!
  • Birria Beef & Sauce: Here’s how to make the birria beef and sauce.
  • Cheese: I used shredded mozzarella cheese, but you can use any other type of melty cheese that you enjoy. If you are lactose-intolerant, go ahead and use dairy-free mozzarella cheese instead.
  • Toppings: I recommend using diced onions and fresh chopped cilantro for topping (but go ahead and swap out the cilantro for parsley, spring onions or chives)!

How to Make Birria Tacos (Step by Step):

1. Brush Tortillas with Sauce

Brush both sides of the corn tortilla with birria sauce.

Corn tortilla brushed with birria sauce.

2. Heat Tortilla and Top with Fillings

Heat oil in a skillet and lay out the corn tortilla. You can add extra sauce. Place half a cup (or slightly less) of birria beef on one half of the tortilla.

Place shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 tablespoons) on the other half of the tortilla. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and onion.

Cooking a tortilla topped with shredded meat and shredded cheese.

3. Fold Tortilla

Carefully place the cheese tortilla half over the beef half. Cook for another minute.

Cooking a taco in a nonstick skillet.

4. Flip Tacos

Flip the quesabirria tacos to the other side and cook for another minute.

5. Serve and Enjoy

Serve these cheesy birria tacos with extra sauce, as well as diced onions and cilantro.

A plate of half-eaten birria tacos.

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A plate of birria tacos with lime wedges.

Cheesy Birria Tacos (Quesabirria Tacos)


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  • Author: Felicia Lim
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Flavorful, meaty and filling, these cheesy birria tacos are finger-lickin’ good and I know you’ll be asking for seconds and thirds! Perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesdays!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Brush Tortillas with Sauce: Brush both sides of the corn tortilla with birria sauce.
  2. Heat Tortilla and Top with Fillings: Heat oil in a skillet and lay out the corn tortilla. You can add extra sauce. Place half a cup (or slightly less) of birria beef on one half of the tortilla. Place shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 tablespoons) on the other half of the tortilla. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and onion.
  3. Fold Tortilla: Carefully place the cheese tortilla half over the beef half. Cook for another minute.
  4. Flip Tacos: Flip the birria tacos to the other side and fry for another minute.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Serve birria tacos with extra sauce, as well as diced onions and cilantro.

Notes

Tortillas: I used yellow corn tortillas, but white corn tortillas will work too (learn how to make your own homemade corn tortillas)!

Birria Beef & Sauce: Here’s how to make the birria beef and sauce.

Cheese: I used shredded mozzarella cheese, but you can use any other type of melty cheese that you enjoy. If you are lactose-intolerant, go ahead and use dairy-free mozzarella cheese instead.

Toppings: I recommend using diced onions and fresh chopped cilantro for topping (but go ahead and swap out the cilantro for parsley, spring onions or chives)!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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