These birria nachos can fool meat eaters. Not only are they delicious and filling, but they’re also a great dish to share with a bunch of friends or a few tinies. A snack that everyone can enjoy. What more do you want?
Don’t miss out on these delicious birria nachos! Delicious and easy to make, these delicious birria nachos combine two savory Mexican dishes: birria and nachos. Perfect for gatherings with friends and family, these birria nachos are served with grilled manchego cheese, black beans, onions, coriander, and lime.
Nachos are very much helpful when you are craving something tasty and delicious because different types of nachos are out there.
The first time I made birria, I fell in love. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m a southern girl and I love southern food, but I also love Mexican food, and honestly, Mexican food is something she eats every week. I was only able to eat it twice. I have several Mexican food recipes on my blog and am looking forward to adding another to my collection.
My love for Birria started with Birria Tacos and I recently made Birria Nachos. This is my new favorite way to eat birria. I’m working towards a healthier lifestyle and it was great to be able to enjoy a crunch of nacho chips without the guilt. Using the Air Fryer I made birria and used the built-in air fryer to turn corn tortillas into nacho chips.
It was nice to be able to use the appliances to make this dish. The beef in these nachos came out buttery soft and I love how quickly I was able to make the birria in the pressure cooker. , for me, the pressure cooker is the best way.
Birria Nachos Ingredients
- 3 Pounds Chuck Roast, cut into 3-inch cubes
- 5 Cups Water, divided
- 1 Onion, halved
- 1 14oz can of Crushed Tomatoes
- 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 5 Guajillo Chile Pods, stem, and seeds removed
- 4 Ancho chili pods, stems, and seeds removed
- 1 Teaspoon White Vinegar
- 3 Chile de Arbol, stem and seeds removed (this pepper gives the broth spice so add more if you like it spicy. I am not big on spice, and 3 were perfect for me)
- 1 Teaspoon Annatto seed powder, (optional, gives the broth an extra bright red color without adding spice)
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 8 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- Pinch of Ground Cloves
- Fresh Ginger, ⅓ inch thick piece about the size of a quarter coin or 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
- 1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorn
- 5 Teaspoons Coarse Kosher Salt + 1 Teaspoon for seasoning the shredded beef + garlic powder to taste)
- 1 teaspoon Mexican Oregano
- White Corn Tortillas
- 8 oz of Oaxaca Cheese, grated for nacho sauce
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1 cup of milk
- Cilantro, chopped
- Red onion, diced
- Scallions, chopped
- Vegetable Oil for frying
How to Make Birria Nachos
1. Pour 3 tbsp oil into an Air Fryer, when hot select sauté over high heat, add 5 guajillo chiles, 4 ancho chiles, and 3 chilies de Arbol, Add 1 teaspoon of annatto seed powder. Add 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds and sauté, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes. If you don’t keep stirring, the peppers will burn
2. After 3 minutes, press the cancel button to turn to sauté mode off. Add 3 cups water, 1 tsp white vinegar, 1 can mashed tomatoes, 1 clove garlic, 1 pinch ground cloves, 1 clove ginger, 1 tsp sesame seeds, 1 tsp Mexican oregano, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, and 5 teaspoons coarse kosher salt.
3. Seal the combination pressure cooker and air fryer and select high pressure for 5 minutes. As soon as the timer goes off, switch the button to vent, drop the pen and open the lid.
4. Pour everything including the liquid into a blender or NutriBullet and blend on high for 3 minutes until completely smooth. Return the spice mixture to the pan and add the roasted peas, halved onion, 3 bay leaves, and 2 cups of water.
5. Close the pressure cooker, select high pressure, and heat for 50 minutes. When the timer runs out, wait 20 minutes before switching the knob to vent. When the pen falls, open the lid. Discard the onions and bay leaves. Using tongs, place the beef into a large bowl, add 2 cups of broth, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and garlic powder, and use a fork to mince the beef.
6. Clean the inner pan and put it back into the instrument.
7. Prepare tortillas for air frying by inserting the plug into the air fryer. Cut the tortilla into chip sizes. Then lightly spray both sides of the tortilla with oil. I used canola oil spray, but any type of spray oil will work. Arrange the tortillas in a single row in the air fryer basket and sprinkle them with salt.
8. Set the air fryer to 350 and air fry for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, flip over and fry for another 3 minutes.
9. Put potato chips on a plate and make nacho sauce.
10. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a nonstick skillet and add 2 tbsp flour. Whisk well, then add 1 cup of milk. Stir until the mixture is smooth and add 1 1/2 cups of shredded Oaxacan cheese. You can also use American cheese if you like. Cook over low heat until smooth.
11. Add shredded birria to air-fried tortilla chips and add nacho cheese sauce. Top with your favorite toppings. I used diced tomatoes, red onions, scallions, black olives, and jalapeños.
Crispy corn tortilla chips, beef birria, shredded cheese, beans, guacamole, and sour cream, served with pico
This dish is a meat stew or soup and is traditionally made with goat meat, but may also use beef, lamb, mutton, or chicken. The meat is marinated in adobo with vinegar, dried chilies, garlic, herbs, and spices (cumin, bay leaf, thyme, etc.) and cooked in a broth (Spanish: consommé).
Biria is a wonderful traditional Mexican dish, originally made from goat meat, but also made from beef, veal, lamb, or pork. Serve as a stew or taco filling. In gastronomical terms, the word Siviglia means ‘exquisite and hearty cuisine, full of culture and tradition’.
Birria nachos are a great way to treat your friends in getting together and sleepovers and even yourself so you must try it if you haven’t already.
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