Mexican cuisine is known for its flavorful and spicy dishes. Birria, a beef or lamb stew, is one of the most popular Mexican dishes. In this recipe, we’ve turned birria into egg rolls that are perfect for appetizers or a party. They’re easy to make and sure to be a hit with your guests! So why not give it a try? You won’t be disappointed.
- 3 pounds Beef chuck roast, cut into large chunks
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
- 3 dried Ancho chilies
- 3 dried Guajillo chilies
- 1 New Mexican dried Chile
- 1 dried Chile de árbol
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 6 Garlic cloves, minced
- ½ Cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
- 2 Bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano or Oregano
- 1½ teaspoon Ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon Ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons Tomato paste
- 2 cups Chicken or Beef stock
- 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
- Salt & Ground black pepper
- Egg roll wrappers
- Cilantro, chopped
- White onion, chopped
- Mozzarella cheese sticks
- Using Saute Mode, toast all of the chiles for about 5 minutes.
- Add in the oil and season and brown all sides of the beef. Set aside.
- Add the onion, garlic, and 1 cup of stock to the pot. Make sure to scrape the brown bits off the bottom.
- Then add the cinnamon, bay leaves, Mexican oregano, cumin, coriander, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, the other cup of stock, and all of the toasted chiles. Mix everything together.
- Place the beef on top of everything in the pressure cooker pot and close the lid.
- Make sure the switch is switched to SEALED and cook at Manual High Pressure for 40 minutes.
- Once done, do a Natural Release for 15 minutes and then release the remaining pressure.
- Remove the beef and shred.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and bay leaves.
- Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add shredded beef back in.
Prepare your egg rolls
- Lay out egg roll wraps one at a time, or at least separately. Add beef birria, cilantro, onion, cheese stick, and roll!
- Wet fingers (you may need to do this several times) and wet all edges of the wrap.
- Take vertical sides and fold in just to the beginning of the filling.
- Take the top of the horizontal side and fold it towards you and tuck in a bit when it's folder over the filling.
- Roll up the rest of the egg roll. Set aside and repeat.
- Put oil in cast Iron, to fill a little more, than half the pan and heat to 350 degrees.
- Fry egg rolls in batches, I was able to fit in 5 at a time. About 6 minutes, flipping halfway through until golden and crispy all over.
- Set on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Sprinkle cilantro, onion, and lime juice to the consomé and use to dip.
- Serve egg rolls with consumption. Dip in and enjoy!
- Brush the juice of the beef birria to coat the egg rolls instead of oil for a crispy result!
FAQs about Birria Egg Rolls
What is birria meat made of?
Birria is a Mexican dish from the state of Jalisco. It is a traditional soup or stew made from a combination of chili pepper-based goat meat adobo, garlic, cumin, bay leaves, and thyme, and cooked at low heat.
What is birria traditionally?
Birria is a delicious traditional Mexican dish made with goat meat, but it can also be made with beef, veal, lamb, or pork. It can be made into a stew or a taco filling. Birria is a gastronomic term that means “exquisite savory dish, rich in culture and tradition.”
What does birria come with?
Birria can be found at weddings and quinceaneras, as well as being sold by street vendors and small family-run restaurants. It is typically consumed between mid-morning and early afternoon and is frequently topped with diced onions, cilantro, salsa, and lime. It rose to prominence on TikTok in late 2020 and early 2021.
How is birria supposed to taste?
Birria is traditionally a spicy and super savory Mexican beef or goat stew that’s slow cooked until the meat is tender and fall-apart juicy and delicious. Someone had the amazing idea to stuff this meaty goodness into a taco shell, and then dip the whole thing into the stew and fry it up.
We are so excited to have shared this recipe with you! It is definitely a dish that will be making an appearance at many gatherings in the future. If you decide to make them, we would love to see your creations! Liliana Kitchen hopes you enjoyed this recipe. If you have any questions about the recipe or would like to share your own version, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!