Birria cooked in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are a surefire winner for an easy family meal or party food. Birria is a traditional Mexican stew that’s a cinch to make in a slow cooker using Carroll Shelby’s seasonings – then just shred the stew meat, stuff it into tortillas and pan fry them until crispy.

Prep Time

5 minutes


4.5-9 hours


18-20 tacos

Stuff you'll need

  • 2 1/2 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 (1 ounce) package Carroll Shelby’s Birria Taco Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • 18-20 flour or corn tortillas
  • Grated cheese (optional)
  • Toppings of choice, such as chopped onions, tomatoes and cilantro and crema or sour cream

What to do

  1. Rub beef with Birria Taco Seasoning and add salt to taste; place in a slow cooker with tomatoes and water, cover and cook on low for 9 hours or high for 4.5 hours.
  2. When cooked, remove meat and shred; reserve broth in pot.
  3. Dip each tortilla in broth, then place in a skillet over medium heat. Top with some cheese and beef, then fold, press and cook each side until golden brown.
  4. Serve tacos with toppings of choice and a bowl of broth on the side for dipping.