Blackstone Birria Tacos in 7 Simple Steps

Are you loooking to try some Mexicacn cuisine on your flat top grill? You are a the right place!

blackstone birria tacos

You can use leftover birria to make Blackstone Birria Tacos. With this recipe, you can whip up delicious tacos in no time, making it perfect for dinner.

I make birris in instant pot and most of the time we have left overs. Transforming leftover birria into Blackstone Birria Tacos is a game-changer in the kitchen!

So, next time you have leftover birria, don’t let it go to waste—turn it into a taco meal on your flat top grill!

This recipe is perfect for large gathering or crowd or when you are simply craving a delicious meal.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

Blackstone Birria tacos offers a unique twist on traditional tacos. The combination of succulent beef Blackstone Birria tacos and the cooking method on a Blackstone griddle creates a flavor explosion that will leave you craving more. Here are a few reasons why you’ll love this recipe:

1. Rich and Tender Beef Birria

The star of these tacos is the beef Blackstone Birria tacos. Slow-cooked to perfection, the meat becomes incredibly tender and flavorful, making every bite a delight.

2. Convenient Cooking on a Blackstone Griddle

The Blackstone griddle provides a large cooking surface, allowing you to cook multiple Blackstone Birria tacos at once. This makes it perfect for gatherings or feeding a hungry crowd.

3. Crispy and Flavorful Tortillas

The tortillas used in this recipe are dipped in the flavorful birria broth and then grilled on the Blackstone griddle. This creates a crispy and flavorful shell that perfectly complements the tender beef.

4. Versatile Toppings

You can add a variety of toppings to appease your taste buds. From fresh cilantro and white onions to tangy salsa, red enchilada sauce, and creamy guacamole. Be creative and do variations as you like.

What is Birria?

 It’s a kind of stew from Mexico, usually made with beef or goat meat. In these Blackstone Birria tacos, the meat is cooked slowly until it’s super tender and full of flavor from Mexican spices.

Imagine soft, juicy meat wrapped in a warm and crispy tortilla, often with fresh toppings like onions and fresh cilantro. Every bite is a mix of amazing tastes and textures, making Blackstone Birria Tacos a fun and tasty experience for everyone!

blackstone birria tacos

Ingredients Needed

Chuck Roast/Beef Short Ribs: 

  • These cuts are ideal for Blackstone Birria tacos because of their marbling, which melts during slow cooking, ensuring the meat is flavorful and tender. 
  • Chuck roast is especially great for a budget-friendly option. It’s easy to shred after cooking, absorbing all the rich flavors of the birria broth.


  • Corn vs. Flour Tortillas: Corn tortillas are traditional and offer a distinct flavor and texture, essential for an authentic Mexican experience. Flour tortillas are softer and can be a good alternative if you prefer a milder taste.
  • Lightly frying the tortillas in a bit of oil can add a delightful crispiness to your tacos. Make sure they’re still flexible enough to fold without breaking.


Oaxaca, Queso Fresco and  Monterey Jack: A combination of these cheeses adds a creamy, tangy, and slightly salty flavor that complements the spicy Blackstone Birria tacos. Oaxaca cheese melts beautifully like mozzarella, while queso fresco offers a crumbly texture, and Monterey Jack brings a mild and smooth taste.

Cilantro and other herbs:

Traditional beef Blackstone Birria tacos recipe calls for fresh cilantro.It adds a burst  of freshness and enhances flavor of beef birria tacos.

Lime wedges: .

Lime wedges bring a zesty twist, cutting through the heaviness of the dish.

Cooking Oil:

High smoke point oil: Choose oils like vegetable, canola, or avocado oil for their high smoke points and neutral flavors, ensuring that they don’t overpower the dish’s authentic tastes.

Salt and Pepper:

Use roasted fresh black pepper because It enhances the natural flavors of the meat and helps to balance the spices in the birria broth.

Confidence Tip

Heat your plates or taco holders in the oven before serving. Warm plates help to keep the tacos at an optimal temperature and prevent them from cooling too quickly.

Simply preheat your oven to a low temperature, typically around 200°F (93°C). Place your plates or taco holders in the oven for a few minutes, allowing them to warm up. When it’s time to assemble and serve your Blackstone Birria tacos, transfer them onto the warm plates or taco holders. The warmth will help preserve the heat of the tacos and prevent them from cooling too quickly.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now let’s dive into the step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Blackstone Birria Tacos:

Step 1: Boil the Dried Chilies

Boil water in a big sized pot. Add the dried chilies and simmer for 10 minutes until softened. Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 2: Blend the chili and spice mixture

  • In a blender, combine the softened chilies, garlic, onion, cumin, oregano
  • Blend the mixture until smooth, adding water as needed to achieve a thick, pourable consistency. Set aside.

Step 3: season and search the beef

  • Season the beef chuck roast with salt and black pepper on all sides.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil on the Blackstone griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Sear the beef chuck roast on all sides until browned and caramelized, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Step 4: cooking in the instant pot

  • Once seared, transfer the beef chuck roast to a slow cooker or a large pot. 
  • Add 2 cups of water. It will provide enough moisture to absorb the spice’s flavor and come out tender and juicy.
  • Pour the blended chili mixture over the beef chuck roast, making sure it is fully submerged. . 
  • Please make sure the lid of the Instant Pot is tightly closed, and then turn the valve to the “sealing” position.
  • Select the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” setting and adjust the time to 45 minutes for beef chuck roast and short ribs. This time frame should be sufficient to make the meat tender and flavorful.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release its pressure.This might take about 20 minutes. It’s important to let the pressure release naturally, as it continues to cook the meat, ensuring it becomes tender.

Step 5: Shred the Cooked Beef

  • Once the beef is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker or pot and shred it using two forks. Strain the broth in another pot. Separate the grease  ( upper surface fat, consume) in a separate bowl.
  • Preheat griddle
  • Heat a clean Blackstone griddle over medium heat and lightly oil the surface.

Step 6: Cooking Tortilla in Consume.

Dip a corn tortilla into the birria broth( consume), making sure to coat both sides.

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Step 7: Tacos Topping

  • To assemble the tacos, place a spoonful of the shredded beef onto each tortilla.
  • Top with crumbled queso fresco and  Monterey Jack cheese, fold it and cook for about 30 seconds on each side, or until lightly charred and pliable.
  • You can also add fresh cilantro and white onion if you like. Squeeze lime juice on top.
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Step 8: Presentation

Serve the Blackstone Birria Tacos with remaining broth or red enchilada sauce or hot sauce on the side. Enjoy!

birria tacos on blackstone griddle


Blackstone Beef Birria Taco: Instead of using traditional beef, you can use thinly sliced beef for a quicker cooking time. This variation is perfect for those who want to enjoy the flavors of birria in a shorter amount of time.

Tacos De Birria: If you prefer a more traditional approach, you can serve the birria in soft corn tortillas without grilling them.This variation allows you to experience the authentic flavors of birria

Pickled Onions: Tangy pickled onions add a burst of flavor and a crunchy texture to the tacos. They complement the richness of the birria.

  • If you prefer a spicier birria, you can add additional dried chilies or even a spicy chili powder to the broth.
  • For a smoky flavor, you can add a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce to the blender when making the chili mixture.


Guacamole: Top your Blackstone Birria Tacos with a dollop of homemade guacamole for a creamy and flavorful addition.

Pico de Gallo: Add a fresh and tangy element to your tacos by spooning some pico de gallo on top of the shredded beef.

Refried Beans: Spread a layer of refried beans on the tortilla before adding the birria. This adds creaminess and richness to the tacos.

Avocado: Sliced or mashed avocado adds a creamy and buttery element to the tacos. It pairs well with the flavors of the birria.

Pickled Onions: Tangy pickled onions add a burst of flavor and a crunchy texture to the tacos. They complement the richness of the birria.



If you’re not a fan of beef, you can use boneless chicken thighs or pork shoulder as a substitute.


If you don’t have queso fresco or Monterey Jack cheese, you can use any cheese that melts well, such as cheddar or mozzarella.


For a vegetarian twist, substitute the meat with a mix of sautéed mushrooms. 

Fresh herbs 

Besides cilantro, try using other fresh herbs like parsley, mint, or basil to garnish your tacos for a refreshing touch.

Grilled Vegetables

Alongside the meat, grill some bell peppers, onions, or even zucchini for extra layers of flavor and a hint of smokiness. Instead of corn tortillas, you can use flour tortillas for a softer and milder flavor.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  1. To enhance the flavor of the Blackstone Birria tacos, you can add a cinnamon stick and a bay leaf to the slow cooker or pot while cooking the beef.
  2. For a richer broth, you can add a splash of beef broth or stock to the chili mixture before pouring it over the beef.
  3. If you prefer a thicker consistency for your birria broth, you can simmer it on the Blackstone griddle for a few minutes after blending to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
  4. For extra crispy tortillas, dip them in the birria broth twice before grilling. This will create a crispy outer layer with a soft and flavorful interior.
  5. For even more flavor, marinate the beef in the birria broth overnight before cooking. This allows the flavors to penetrate the meat and results in a more tender and flavorful birria.
  6. For added smokiness and flavor, char the tortillas on the Blackstone griddle before assembling the tacos. This will give them a delicious grilled flavor.

Storage and reheating

 If you have any leftovers, you can easily store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, simply warm the tacos in a skillet or on the Blackstone griddle until heated through. Be sure to heat the birria separately to maintain its tenderness.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I make Blackstone Birria Tacos in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the birria and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, simply reheat the birria and assemble the tacos.

Can I freeze the birria for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the birria for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Can I make Blackstone Birria Tacos without a Blackstone griddle?

While a Blackstone griddle provides the best results, you can still make birria tacos using a regular skillet or grill.  cooking times will change accordingly.

What other toppings can I add to my Blackstone Birria Tacos?

You can get creative with your toppings! Some popular options include diced tomatoes, sliced radishes, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

What makes Beef Birria Tacos unique?

Blackstone Birria Tacos are a fusion of traditional Mexican birria and the use of a griddle (Blackstone griddle) to sear and crisp up the tortillas. This method creates a unique texture and flavor combination, making these tacos stand out.

Blackstone Birria tacos with a delicious twist

Blackstone Chicken Birria Tacos is made from slow cooked birria to make the best birria tacos on the Blackstone griddle flat top grill!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 350kcal


  • 2 cups leftover beef birria (steps to make birria is in the post above)
  • 6 corn (or flour) tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese of choice (Mexican blend is preferred)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • Toppings: pickled red onions, lime wedges, salsa, or guacamole and hot sauce


  • Prepare Ingredients:
    Gather your leftover birria, tortillas (corn or flour), diced onions, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, cheese, cooking oil, and any desired toppings such as salsa, hot sauce or sweet pickled red onions.
  • Heat the Blackstone Griddle:
    Preheat your Blackstone griddle over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of cooking oil and spread it evenly across the surface.
  • Warm Tortillas and Dip in Birria Broth:
    Dip each tortilla in the birria broth for a few seconds to soak up the flavor. Then, lay them flat on the oiled griddle.
  • Flip Tortillas and Add Fillings:
    After about 30 seconds, flip the tortillas over. On one side of each tortilla, add a layer of cheese, followed by some of the birria meat and chopped cilantro and diced onion. Sprinkle additional cheese on top.
  • Fold and Press Tacos:
    Use a hibachi spatula to fold the empty sides of each tortilla over the filled side. Press down slightly to seal the tacos closed.
  • Cook Tacos:
    Cook the folded tacos for about a minute or two per side, depending on how crispy you want them.
  • Serve with Birria Broth and Toppings:
    Serve the tacos with the remaining birria broth for dipping. Garnish with lime wedges, salsa and sauce of your choice.


  • Get creative with your toppings. Alongside the traditional cilantro, onions, and lime, consider adding homemade pickled vegetables like jalapeños or carrots for an extra tang. You can also add carrots and jalapeno 
  • Before slow cooking, sear the meat on high heat until it develops a dark, caramelized crust. This step adds a rich umami flavor to the birria that’s irreplaceable.
  • To make tacos in the oven simply preheat your oven to a low temperature, typically around 200°F (93°C). Place your plates or taco holders in the oven for a few minutes, allowing them to warm up. When it’s time to assemble and serve your Blackstone birria tacos, transfer them onto the warm plates or taco holders. The warmth will help preserve the heat of the tacos and prevent them from cooling too quickly.
  • Add cheese to the griddle before placing the dipped corn tortilla for a crispy crust on Quesabirria Tacos.
Nutritional Values (per serving):
Total Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 80mg
Sodium: 500mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 30g

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