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Slow Cooker Birria Tacos

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Slow Cooker Birria Tacos

Course Dinner
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 40 minutes
Servings 16 tacos
Calories 156kcal



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 dried guajillo chiles stems removed
  • 6 chilies in adobo from a can
  • 4 ounces red onion sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 32 ounces unsalted beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 bay leaves


  • 16 Mission Extra Thin Corn Tortillas
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican blend cheese


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season flank steak with salt and pepper then sear in pan for 5-6 minutes on each side. Place steak in a 6-quart slow cooker sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add all remaining birria ingredients to the slow cooker, then cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • After cooking, discard bay leaves and add steak to a large bowl and shred using two forks; set aside. Pour contents of the slow cooker into a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth then pour back into the slow cooker to keep warm. Add 1⁄2 cup sauce to the shredded meat to keep from drying out.
  • Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. To assemble the tacos, wrap a few tortillas at a time in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Top each softened tortilla with 30 grams of meat and 7 grams of cheese. Fold in half, ladle or brush some sauce from the slow cooker over the top and cook for a few minutes on each side in preheated skillet. Serve tacos with extra birria sauce for dipping.


Serving – 1 taco – 56 grams
MFP: MFF Slow Cooker Birria Tacos
March 2022


Serving: 56grams | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12.6g | Fat: 6.4g

6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Birria Tacos

  1. 5 stars
    So good! I couldn’t find the guajillo peppers so I used Ancho Chili Powder instead!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a weekly meal for my family, it’s that good!!

  3. 5 stars
    This might be too 5 for me! Fabulous!!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is AMAZING! I ordered the guajillo chiles off of Amazon because I could not find them locally. I did remove the stems and as much of the seeds that I could and it was still pretty spicy. I don’t mind heat and thought they were delicious. If flank steak wasn’t so expensive right now I would probably make them weekly!

  5. 5 stars
    So good! Had to get the chilis off Amazon. Not the most economical meal but absolutely delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    So delicious. Next time I’m going to try baking them in the oven so I can have all the tacos done at once 🤞🏻

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