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A person dipping birria nachos into a dipping sauce.

Take nachos to a whole new level of meat, cheese, and broth with this viral Birria nachos. Pile crispy tortilla chips with juicy shredded beef cooked in aromatic chili sauce, top with tons of cheese, and broil until melted and starting to bubble. This is all before adding all the classic nacho toppings and serving with a side of broth for an indulgent dipping.

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Looking for an easy way to get restaurant-quality Mexican nachos at home? Try these Birria Nachos. Birria Nachos are made with shredded birria meat, layers of crispy tortilla chips and drenched in melted cheese. They are the perfect way to boost yours beef recipes and use the leftovers.

This recipe combines the best of both worlds: beef and nachos. The best part is that you can use leftover birria to make this recipe for a quick Mexican dish that comes together in minutes.

A tray of birria nachos on a wooden table.A tray of birria nachos on a wooden table.

What is Birria?

Mexican birria is a traditional stew originating from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Traditionally it is made with goat meat, but our birria recipe is made with beef. Our birria is made in a Dutch oven, but we also made it ourselves Instant Pot Beer AND Slow cooked beer.

Since birria is a labor of love due to the slow cooking process, we recommend making it a day or two ahead of time to use for these nachos or other Mexican dishes like tacos quesabirria, Beef birria garnachaoh birria quesadillas.

Ingredients for Birria nachos with leftover birria.Ingredients for Birria nachos with leftover birria.

Birria Nachos ingredients

  • Shredded Birria: Beef slow cooked to perfection in beef broth and other spices.
  • Consume: This is birria sauce.
  • Beans: black beans or pinto beans.
  • Chips: Use your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Cheese: Use any type of cheese you like. Grated Mexican cheese, cheddar or Monterey jack cheese.

Condiments

  • Shallot
  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Pepper
  • Crema – also known as fresh cream, is a condiment similar to sour cream. It’s usually found in the Mexican dairy section next to regular cheese.

How to Prepare Nachos with Birria Meat

First, preheat your grill to high. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.

Then, dip the birria into the heated consumption and let it simmer to reheat the meat.

Next, arrange the beans on the bottom of the pan. Place a layer of tortilla chips on top.

Nachos in a black tray on a dark background.Nachos in a black tray on a dark background.

Using tongs, remove the shredded birria from the pan, allowing drippings to drain. Top with cheese.

Nachos on a black tray with cheese and bacon.Nachos on a black tray with cheese and bacon.

Cook until the cheese is golden and melted, 5 to 7 minutes, watching carefully. Complete with shallots, peppers and cream. Serve immediately.

Expert Carnivore Recipe Tips for Girls

  • Add some fresh cilantro, lime wedges and fresh pico de Gallo as a spicy garnish to your nachos.
  • Store the beef and tortilla chips separately so they don’t get soggy.
  • Make the birria ahead of time so you can assemble your nachos right away.
  • Keep an eye on the nachos in the grill as they can burn quickly. Keep them in the oven just until the cheese has melted.
Birria nachos loaded on a tray with toppings.Birria nachos loaded on a tray with toppings.

What to serve with Birria Nachos

If you want a little extra flavor, add some poblano crema or rajas con crema on top. For a fun, fresh twist, pair your nachos with a grilled corn salad.

Leftovers and reheating

We recommend making the nachos as needed rather than storing the entire meal in the refrigerator as the nachos can get soggy.

Store leftover beef birria in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

To reheat, place leftover beef birria (refrigerated or frozen) in a pot on the stove over medium heat. Allow to simmer until thoroughly heated.

A person taking nachos from a tray.A person taking nachos from a tray.

More Mexican recipes

This birria nachos recipe is a great way to use up leftover birria and make a quick dinner. Perfect for lazy weekdays or when you don’t feel like going to a local Mexican joint.

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These birria nachos capture the viral food trend by topping crispy tortilla chips with shredded beef simmered in a flavorful Chilean sauce and shredded cheese, then grilled and served with a little beef braising liquid for dipping.

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  • First, preheat your grill to high. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.

  • Then, dip the birria into the heated consumption and let it simmer to reheat the meat.

  • Next, arrange the beans on the bottom of the pan. Place a layer of tortilla chips on top.

  • Using tongs, remove the shredded birria from the pan, allowing drippings to drain. Top with cheese.

  • Cook until the cheese is golden and melted, 5 to 7 minutes, watching carefully. Complete with shallots, peppers and cream. Serve immediately.

  • Add some fresh cilantro, lime wedges and fresh pico de Gallo as a spicy garnish to your nachos.
  • Store the beef and tortilla chips separately so they don’t get soggy.
  • Make the birria ahead of time so you can assemble your nachos right away.

Serving: 1G | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 2G | Protein: 14G | Fat: 16G | Saturated fats: 7G | Polyunsaturated fats: 0.5G | Monounsaturated fat: 6G | Trans fats: 1G | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1G | Sugar: 0.4G | Vitamin A: 153UI | Soccer: 116mg | Iron: 1mg

Course: Aperitif

Kitchen: Fusion, Latin

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