smoked birria tacos

Smoked Braised Birria Tacos

Have you ever had birria? If you haven’t you need to. That smokiness on that birria is next level, I used a pre-made birria sauce from ja-listo, I am not sponsored by them, they are a small family business and I wanted to try it. I highly recommend it. This is birria made easy.

Length of time from start to finish: 5 Hours
Difficulty: Easy
  • 2.5 lb chuck roast
  • 6 large yellow corn tortillas
  • 1.5 cups chihuahua melting cheese
  • 8 oz ja-listo birria sauce
  • Garnish
  • Cilantro
  • Onion
  • Lime juice
 Green salsa:
  • 16 small tomatillos
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 serranos
  • 1/4 sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Here is a link to my seasonings use code Fire10


-Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees.

Now let’s season up the chuck roast! Once seasoned, place in smoker and smoke until 175 internal temperature. Then place it in a foil pan along with 8oz ja-listo birria sauce and 1 cup of water. Cover and place back on the grill for an additional 2 hours. Remove and let it rest for 10 min before shredding.

-Once you remove it, drain the liquid and place it in a bowl. Now while the chuck roast is resting, make the green salsa in a skillet. Add some oil and the ingredients for the salsa. Remove and place in a blender once they are nicely charred and tender along with the cilantro and water. Blend until smooth and add salt and pepper to taste.

-Now shred the birria and it’s time to make the tacos. In a skillet, add some of the birria sauce, just enough but not a lot of it.

-You want to start to crisp up the tortillas. Lay a tortilla down and add the meat, followed by the cheese, then fold it and make a taco.

-Crisp up the taco on low heat, give it about 4 min per side. After all the tacos are crispy, garnish with cilantro, onions, lime juice and add that green salsa.

You can use beef ribs for this cook as well, I recommend a meat thermometer for this cook. I used chihuahua melting cheese, sub it with mozzarella if need be. I made 6 tacos but you can easily make about 20.
Did you enjoy these smoked braised birria tacos? You’ll love my other beef recipes in the link below!

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