Instant Pot Birria Tacos with Consomé Recipe – Birria de Res Con Consomé

September 14, 2020 Van
  • Prep time: 40 minutes
  • Cook time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 25-30 Tacos

Birria Quesatacos con Consomé



  • 25-30 Corn Tortillas
  • Oaxaca Cheese, shredded (or substitute with Monterey Jack)
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • Lime wedges


  • 1)

    Pour 3 Tablespoons of Oil into the Instant Pot, choose Sauté on High, once it’s says Hot, add 6 New Mexico Chile Pods, 5 Guajillo Chile Pods, 1 Pasilla Chile Pods, 3 Chile de Árbol, 1 Teaspoon Annatto Seed Powder, 1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds and sauté for about 3 minutes stirring constantly. Hit Cancel to turn off Sauté mode and add 3 Cups of Water, 1 Teaspoon White Vinegar, 2 Roma Tomatoes, 8 Garlic Cloves, Pinch of Ground Cloves, piece of Fresh Ginger, 1 Teaspoon Mexican Oregano, 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin, ¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder, ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, and 5 Teaspoons Coarse Kosher Salt. Seal the Instant Pot lid and choose High Pressure for 5 Minutes, once the timer is up immediately switch the knob to venting and once the pin has dropped, open the lid. Pour everything including the liquid into a blender and blend on high speed for 3 minutes, it should look very smooth.

  • 2)

    Pour the blended spices back into the pot and add the Chuck Roast pieces, halved Onion, 3 Bay Leaves, and an additional 2 Cups of Water. Seal the Instant Pot lid and choose High Pressure for 50 Minutes. When the timer is up, wait 20 minutes then switch the knob to venting, once the pin has dropped, open the lid. Discard the onion and bay leaves. Use tongs to move the beef into a large bowl, add ½ Cup of the broth and sprinkle on ½ Teaspoon of Kosher Salt, use forks to shred the beef.  Leave the broth in the Instant Pot to keep it warm while you fry the tacos.

  • 3)

    Quickly dip one side of the corn tortillas into the broth or use a pastry brush to coat one side of the tortillas (this will be the outside of the taco). Place shredded Oaxaca Cheese and shredded beef onto the tortilla and fold in half to form the taco. Heat a large non-stick skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil on medium high heat and fry each taco for 2-3 minutes per side or until they are crispy, add more oil each time you fry a new batch of tacos. Garnish with plenty of chopped cilantro and diced onions. Serve with lime wedges and a bowl of the Consome / Beef Broth for dipping. Enjoy!