Instant Pot Beef Birria Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Birria Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Spice up Mexican nights with the ultimate birria recipe from Simply Mamá Cooks! This instant pot birria is cooked and seasoned to perfection, with tender meat that falls off the bone. Trust me, you’ll never return to your usual birria recipe once you try this.


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I love how easy this recipe comes together. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t know what to serve but still want to impress the family. Learn how to make it by watching the video below.


  • 3 to 3 1/2 lbs boneless beef chuck roast
  • 4 – 5 cups water
  • 5 dried guajillo peppers, cleaned
  • 2 tbsp beef bouillon powder
  • 1 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • a pinch of ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of ground clove
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • bread rolls
  • 8 oz shredded cheese
  • diced onion
  • chopped cilantro
  • rendered fat from birria


Step 1

Set the instant pot to saute mode, then add some cooking oil and the chuck roast. Brown it on both sides. Once browned, add the five dried guajillo peppers, one Roma tomato, 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano, 1/2 small onion, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 2 tbsp beef bouillon powder, a pinch of ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, a pinch of ground clove, and salt and ground black pepper to taste. Pour four cups of water, then cover the instant pot with its lid, ensuring it’s sealed properly. Set it on meat/stew mode and cook for 45 minutes.

Adding the birria ingredients in the crockpot
Image credits: Simply Mamá Cooks via YouTube

Step 2

Once done cooking, be careful to pull up the lid, then remove the onion, garlic, tomato, and guajillo peppers. Transfer them to a blender and puree them with a cup of rendered liquid. Move the meat to a small baking sheet to let it rest until need to chop it. For the rendered liquid, skim off the top and don’t discard it. After blending, transfer it back to the rendered liquid in the pot with half a cup of water. Season it to your preference. Now, chop the meat and assemble the sandwiches.

Chopping the meat for the birria sandwiches
Image credits: Simply Mamá Cooks via YouTube

Instant Pot Beef Birria Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Birria Recipe

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