Birria Egg Rolls

Birria Egg Rolls

Your taste buds are about to do a mariachi dance because we’re grilling up the most epic Birria Egg Rolls…

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Birria Egg Rolls

Your taste buds are about to do a mariachi dance because we’re grilling up the most epic Birria Egg Rolls you’ve ever tasted. Tender and spicy shredded beef plus oozy melted cheese in a crunchy egg roll wrapper? Yes, please! Beef Birria tucked inside the crispy goodness of Chinese egg rolls is so freakin’ delicious!

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Birria Egg Rolls are dipped in the braising liquid for the perfect bite.

This rich and tasty flavor explosion happens with the magic touch of my favorite Cowboy Charcoal. Made from natural hardwood with no added chemicals or fillers, their hard lump wood charcoal never robs your food of its authentic flavor. If you haven’t switched over yet, now is the time!

Why You’ll Love Delicious Birria Egg Rolls

Birria originated in the state of Jalisco in western Mexico, near Guadalajara. That’s the same city that gave us tequila and mariachi music, so you know anything with birria meat is gonna be good! Variations of birria are everywhere now and have thus made a permanent home in my backyard cooking.

I love birria, and have made it a plethora of times. It goes great on everything from fries to potatoes, added to burgers or even stuffed in a grilled cheese sandwich! However, my favorite of all has to be Quesabirria Tacos!

Birria is popular for good reason: the tender and spicy meat is a great way to elevate tacos, quesadillas and burritos. In other words, when you slow-cook beef with chili peppers and spices, something magical happens.

Additionally, Birria Egg Rolls can be paired with some Smoked Chorizo Queso and BBQ Wings to make a delicious appetizer table for game day or your next gathering. Skip to the recipe card or keep scrolling to find out what ingredients you’ll need to pull this dish together. 

Birria Egg Rolls Ingredients

  • Beef – Firstly, these tasty appetizers start with a whole chuck roast, sliced and seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder. My FYR BLK Hot Sauce kicks up the heat index! 

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  • Chili Paste – The signature birria flavors in the water-based paste come from charred ancho and guajillo chiles and garlic, which are then combined with chipotle in adobo. 
  • Braising Liquid – Beef broth is infused with deep flavor from white onion, Mexican oregano, black pepper, sea salt, cinnamon and bay leaves. After braising, the seasoned broth is strained and used for dipping.
  • Other Recipe Essentials – Finally, to complete this recipe, you’ll need to grab some egg roll wrappers, jack cheese, cilantro, a red onion and frying oil
The egg rolls are stacked and sprinkled with cilantro and red onion.

How to Make Birria Egg Rolls

Birria

Alright, let’s get cooking! First up, birria. Add your Cowboy Charcoal and get your grill’s fire up to medium-high heat, roughly 375 degrees F. Grab your Dutch oven and let it warm up over the fire for a few minutes. 

Next, toss into the Dutch oven your ancho and guajillo chiles, along with those garlic cloves. Let them get a nice char, about 30-45 seconds per side. Next, pour in some water and let everything simmer over the fire for about 7-8 minutes. When that’s done, take the Dutch oven off the heat.

The chile paste is created and then combined with beef broth, onions, cinnamon, and bay leaves.

Next, grab a food processor (or immersion stick blender). Combine the sautéed chiles with some chipotle in adobo. Blend until it’s all nice and smooth, before pouring the spicy paste into a bowl.

Chuck Roast

Now onto the beef. Slather the sliced chuck roast with FYR BLK Sauce and season it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Get that Dutch oven back on the fire. Sear off each side of the beef until it’s nice and browned.

the beef is sliced and covered with hot sauce.

Next, add the chile paste, beef broth and seasonings. Cover everything up. Let the seasoned broth simmer over medium-high heat until it is fork-tender, which could take up to 4-5 hours.

When the beef is easily shredded, take it out of the braising liquid. Remove the bay leaves, onions, and cinnamon sticks. Strain the braising sauce until it’s nice and clean. Then pour it into a new bowl to make a flavorful consomé for dipping. 

Start shredding your beef and place it in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes.

Birria Egg Rolls

The beef and cheese is rolled into the egg roll wrappers.

Alright, finally onto those egg rolls! Grab your cooled shredded beef and shredded cheese, and mix them in a bowl. Lay out an egg roll wrapper and spoon some of the beef mixture into the center. Wet the edges with water, then roll and fold it into an egg roll.

Heat some frying oil to about 350 degrees F in a cast iron pan. Carefully add your egg rolls to cook for 1-2 minutes per side until they’re golden brown and crispy. Once they’re done, take them out, and then set them on a paper towel. Let them cool for a bit.

The egg rolls are fried in a cast iron pan.

For another epic egg roll recipe, check out my Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls.

Perfect egg roll TIPS

Don’t Overstuff: While it’s tempting to pack in as much filling as possible, overstuffing can lead to messy egg rolls that are difficult to roll and cook evenly.

Fry to Perfection: Make sure the oil is hot enough (use your thermometer) so that the egg rolls cook quickly without absorbing too much oil and avoid burning.

What to Serve with Birria Egg Rolls

Now that the egg rolls are ready, go ahead and serve them up with that reserved dipping sauce. Sprinkle on some chopped cilantro and diced red onions into the sauce and over the rolls.

To create a Mexican feast to go with the tastiest egg rolls ever, consider making some Mexican rice, refried black beans, guacamole, and fresh salsa. A fresh green salad would be the perfect complement to the deep-fried egg rolls.

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How to Store Leftovers & Reheating Steps

To store leftover birria egg rolls safely, allow them to cool to room temperature before wrapping them tightly in aluminum foil or placing them in an airtight container. Refrigerate them for up to 3-4 days. If freezing, ensure they are tightly wrapped to prevent freezer burn, and they can last for 1-2 months. 

The final result: juicy, cheesy, crunchy egg rolls.

When ready to reheat frozen egg rolls, let them unthaw in the refrigerator, then warm them in the grill, oven or air fryer at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until heated through. Always check the internal temperature to ensure the beef reaches 165 degrees F before serving.

FAQs

Can I make birria egg rolls ahead of time?

Yes! You can assemble them, wrap them tightly, and then store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook them. Alternatively, you can also freeze them for longer-term storage. Just make sure to thaw them before reheating.

Can I customize the filling of birria egg rolls?

Absolutely! While traditional birria egg rolls typically contain shredded beef cooked in a spicy broth, you can customize the filling. Experiment with different meats such as chicken or pulled pork.

What other dipping sauces pair well with birria egg rolls?

Birria egg rolls pair well with a variety of dipping sauces. A creamy avocado crema made with sour cream provides a cooling contrast. Experiment with different sauces to find your favorite combo!

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Birria Egg Rolls

These Birria Egg Rolls are the perfect appetizer. They balance spicy beef flavor, cheesy goodness, and an insanely good crispy texture from the egg roll wrapper.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Asian, Mexican
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 528kcal
Author Derek Wolf

Ingredients

Beef:

  • 1 Whole Chuck Roast cubed
  • 1.5 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • FYR BLK Hot Sauce

Chiles:

  • 3 ancho chiles stemmed & seeded
  • 3 guajillo chiles stemmed & seeded
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle in Adobo
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of Water

Braising + Seasonings:

  • 2-3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 white onion sliced
  • 1.5 tablespoons mexican oregano
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bay leaves

Egg Rolls:

  • 8-10 Egg Roll Wrappers
  • 1.5 cups Jack Cheese shredded
  • Chopped Cilantro garnish
  • Diced Red Onions garnish
  • Frying Oil

Instructions

Birria:

  • Preheat your fire to medium high temperature (around 375F). Add a Dutch oven over the fire to preheat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add your ancho chile, guajillo chile and garlic cloves to your Dutch oven and let char for 30-45 seconds per side. Once charred, add your water to the skillet and let simmer over the fire for 7-8 minutes.
  • Once simmered, pull the Dutch oven off of the heat. Add your sauteed chiles and your chipotle in adobo to a food processor (or use an immersion stick blender). Blend until completely smooth. Pour your paste into a bowl.
  • Slather your chuck roast pieces with FYR BLK Sauce and liberally season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place them in the Dutch oven along with the chile paste, beef broth and all of the seasonings.
  • Cover and let simmer over medium-high heat until the beef is fork-tender (about 4-5 hours). Skim any fat off of the top, as needed, throughout the cooking process.
  • Once the beef is tender, pull it off and dispose of the bay leaves, onions and cinnamon sticks.
  • Strain your braising sauce from the meat until it is a clean consomme. Add the consomme to a new bowl.
  • Begin to shred your beef then place in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes.

Egg Rolls:

  • In a bowl, add your cooled shredded beef and shredded cheese. Mix thoroughly.
  • Lay out an egg roll wrapper and place a scoop of the beef mixture in the center.
  • Wet the outer edges of the wrapper with water, then roll and fold into an egg roll.
  • Preheat some frying oil to 350F in a cast iron pan and add your egg rolls to cook for 1-2 minutes per side. Once golden brown and crispy, pull off and let cool.
  • Serve with the consume topped with chopped cilantro and diced red onions. Enjoy!

Notes

Perfect egg roll tips
Don’t Overstuff: While it’s tempting to pack in as much filling as possible, overstuffing can lead to messy egg rolls that are difficult to roll and cook evenly. 
Fry to Perfection: Make sure the oil is hot enough (use your thermometer) so that the egg rolls cook quickly without absorbing too much oil and avoid burning. 

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 3619mg | Potassium: 1060mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5385IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 6mg

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Authentic Quesabirria Recipe (Birria Tacos)

Inside: If you love birria, then you will want to try this delicious quesabirria recipe – a classic Mexican dish that everyone will love! Over the past few years, I …

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Inside: If you love birria, then you will want to try this delicious quesabirria recipe – a classic Mexican dish that everyone will love!

quesabirria tacos with garnishes on the side

Over the past few years, I have loved sharing my Mexican culture with all of you through my recipes. One of my most popular recipes has been my authentic birria recipe which you can find here.

Birria is a delicious recipe that consists of slow-cooked meat (lamb meat, goat meat, or beef), that is cooked in a variety of spices and chile peppers, resulting in a tender, melt in your mouth recipe that is very popular in Mexico and abroad. The meat is shredded and then served either on its own, or with the broth, also known as consome.

Another very popular way to serve birria is as quesabirria tacos, which is a fusion of tacos, quesadillas, and birria. This recipe has become very popular on social media over the past few years as it has become more well-known in the United States.

Today I am going to teach you how to make this tasty recipe, so keep reading to find out more!

What is quesabirria?

Quesabirria is a type of Mexican street food that typically consists of slow-cooked birria, melted cheese, and a tortilla. The tortillas are dipped in the consome (or broth that results when you cook the birria), cooked on both sides, before being filled with the flavorful meat and served with even more consome.

quesabirria tacos from the top view

The colors of this dish are very vibrant and it is a perfect option for taco night. Every time I make it, people say it is one of the best things they have ever tried!

Quesabirria can be as spicy or as mild as you would like, it really depends on the amount and type of chiles that you include. Check out the recipe for birria here, so that you can get started on this recipe.

Where does quesabirria come from?

Quesabirria is believed to have originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco, specifically in the city of Guadalajara. With that said, you can find it made throughout Mexico and it has made its way to other countries too! If you search for quesabirria beef tacos, or some other variation of those terms, you will find a ton of results which shows you just how popular this tender beef is.

One of the reasons it is so popular is because of the combination of flavors that comes from the guajillo peppers, ancho chiles, and other ingredients that are used to cook the juicy tender meat.

The cheesy filling is also something that people tend to love. I mean who doesn’t love cheese?

How do you make quesabirria?

Once you have mastered making birria, the actual process for turning it into quesabirria is pretty easy! You will need the following to get started:

  • Birria meat (you can find the recipe here)
  • Corn tortillas
  • Consome from the birria (broth)
  • Cheese (manchego, oaxaca cheese, mozzarella, or another melty cheese)
  • Cilantro, onion, lime wedges, and salsa to accompany

To speed up the process, you can use a pressure cooker (like an instant pot) on the high pressure setting, and the birria can be done in less than 45 minutes. If you have more time, you can use a slow cooker or even cook it in a large skillet over the stove for a longer period of time.

birria ingredients before being cooked

If you are going to make quesabirria tacos, you will want to set aside at least a cup of the consommè to dip the tortillas in and to serve on the side. This is one of the best parts of the recipe, so make sure to serve it in a small bowl with each serving.

To make this quesabirria tacos recipe, you will start by adding a little bit of oil to a hot skillet over medium heat. You will then take each tortilla and dip it in the consome, before adding it to the skillet and frying on both sides until crispy, but still somewhat soft. You do not want these to be as crispy as tostadas, because you still need to fold them in half.

Making the tortillas for birria tacos

Next add the birria meat and the cheese on one side, and fold the crispy tortillas in half and cook on both sides for a few more minutes so that the cheese melts, being careful not to let them burn.

At this point, you will serve the quesabirria tacos on a large plate. The most popular garnishes for this recipe are fresh cilantro, diced onions, a squeeze of lime juice, and fresh salsa. I always serve it with a cup of the consomme also to use as a dipping sauce. You will be amazed at how delicious the flavors are and you will definitely be coming back for me.

quesabirria tacos from another angle with chopped cilantro

Now that you have this birria taco recipe, you don’t even need a good reason to make it – any day is a perfect day to try this authentic Mexican dish.

Let me knwo in the comments below how it turns out!

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quesabirria tacos from another angle with chopped cilantro
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Quesabirria tacos recipe

If you love birria, then you will want to try this delicious quesabirria recipe - a classic Mexican dish that everyone will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Birria, quesabirria, tacos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 15 Quesabirria Tacos
Calories 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Birria meat
  • 15 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups consome from birria
  • 3 Limes cut into wedges
  • 2 cups Manchego or Oaxaca Cheese you can use mozzarella too or any other melty cheese
  • Salsa
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 onion diced

Instructions

  • Add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip each tortilla in the consome and then cook into the oil until crispy but still pliable
  • Add some of the birria meat and cheese to the top of each tortilla and fold over, cooking on each side again until crispy
  • Serve with chopped cilantro, lime wedges, salsa, and consome for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Quesabirria taco | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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