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Birria and condiments
Place of originMexico
Region or stateJalisco
Main ingredientsmeat (typically goat or sheep), dried chili peppers

Birria (Spanish: [ˈbirja] (About this soundlisten)) is a Mexican dish from the state of Jalisco. The dish is a meat stew traditionally made from goat meat, but occasionally made from beef or mutton. The dish is often served at celebratory occasions, such as weddings and baptisms, and holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. Preparation techniques vary, but the dish is often served with corn tortillas, onion, cilantro and lime. The meat is marinated in an adobo made of vinegar, dried chiles, herbs, and spices before being cooked in a broth.[1]

In Mexican culture[edit]

Restaurants or street carts that serve birria are known as birrierias and exist throughout Mexico, especially in Jalisco and its capital, Guadalajara. Birria is an icon of the cultural identity of the jaliscienses (people of Jalisco) and especially the tapatíos (people of Guadalajara). However, neighboring Mexican states have their own variations of the dish, including the birria estilo Zacatecas of Zacatecas and the birria de Colima of Colima.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Rafael Hernández, "Birria," in Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions, Vol. 1 (2012, ed. María Herrera-Sobek).