Birria Stew

Birria stew, a traditional Mexican dish, has been gaining popularity worldwide for its rich flavors and comforting warmth. This hearty stew, often made with tender chunks of beef, infused with a blend of aromatic spices and chili peppers, is a culinary masterpiece that deserves a spot in your recipe collection.

The Marukan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar adds a unique tanginess and depth of flavor to this Birria Stew. Made from carefully selected organic apples and aged to perfection, Marukan’s vinegar enhances the richness of the stew while balancing out the spices for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Whether enjoyed as a comforting meal on a chilly evening or served at festive gatherings, this dish is sure to impress with its depth of taste and heartwarming essence. Give this recipe a try!

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Birria Stew

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 882kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 3 dried ancho chili peppers
  • 2 dried chiles de arbol
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil , or more if needed
  • 1 white onion , diced
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 to matoes , roughly chopped
  • 2 chipotles in adobe sauce peppers plus 1 tablespoon sauce
  • 3 – 3 ½ pound chuck roast , cut into 2 – 3-inch chunks
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 quart gluten-free beef stock , divided
  • ¼ cup Marukan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Optional Toppings: Warm corn tortillas , chopped cilantro, diced white, sliced jalapenos, diced avocado, sliced radishes, lime wedges


  • In a dry skillet over medium-high heat, toast the dried ancho and chili de arbol peppers for 2 minutes. Cut off tops and remove seeds. Transfer to a blender.
  • Add oil to skillet and sauté onion until transparent, 4 – 5 minutes. Add garlic and spices and sauté, stirring for 30 – 60 seconds or until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and chipotle peppers and sauce and sauté for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add to blender with 2 cups beef broth and vinegar and blend until smooth.
  • Season the beef generously with salt and pepper. In the same pan, add more oil if needed, and sear the beef until browned on all sides, working in batches if needed to avoid over-crowding the pan. Place in Instant Pot with blended sauce, remaining beef stock, and bay leaves. Pressure cook on high pressure for 45 minutes and let release naturally.
  • Remove bay leaves, shred beef with two forks, taste and add salt and pepper if needed, and serve with desired garnishes.


Nutrition Facts
Birria Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 882 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 311mg104%
Sodium 683mg28%
Potassium 2002mg57%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 91g182%
Vitamin A 696IU14%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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