Grilled Birria Sandwich


Grilled Birria Sandwich

Grilled Birria Sandwich

Fire up the grill for our spicy twist on Birria! Mexican spiced, braised beef served on grilled bread with spicy consommé. 


  • 1 boneless US Chuck Arm Roast (or 1.5 kg)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp. garlic
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 can chipotle peppers
  • 3 chiles
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 French bread rolls
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro

No. Servings:


Cooking time:

3 Hour 15 Min


  1.  In a electric pressure cooker add in US Chuck Arm Roast, onion, garlic, beef broth, chipotle peppers, guajillo peppers, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, smoked paprika, chili powder, oregano, black pepper and cloves. Close and lock pressure cooker lid. Stew on high-pressure setting on the pressure cooker; program 80 minutes on pressure cooker timer. Once the timer goes off continue to cook for another 20 minutes to release the pressure naturally.
  2. Remove Roast and set aside; remove chiles, bay leaf and cinnamon stick and discard. Next shred the roast and remove any unwanted fat.
  3. Brush olive oil on both sides of bread place on grid over medium, ash-covered coals or over medium heat on preheated gas grill and grill for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove the toasted bread and place the bottom pieces onto a sheet tray setting aside the tops. Top the bottoms of the bread evenly with shredded Birria and cotija cheese.
  4. Bake in a 190ºC oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted.
  5. Remove from the oven and top sandwiches with sliced tomatoes, avocado, and chopped cilantro.


*Courtesy of Beef It’s What’s For Dinner.

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