anchoguajilloOaxaca cheese



Recipe Yield

2 birriadillas

Cooking time

5 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 6 votes


To Prepare

  • Heat a large non-stick sauté pan or comal over medium heat. Add two tortillas and top with shredded cheese and a generous scoop of shredded birria. Cover with the remaining two tortillas.
  • Heat until the tortillas on the bottom become lightly toasted and cheese starts melting. With the help of a spatula, flip to the other side and let it heat and crisp a bit. I like to wait until the cheese oozes out, browns and crisps a little! Transfer to a plate and slice in half or quarters. Serve with salsita tapatía or salsa of your choice.

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25comments inBirriadillas

  1. lacruz

    May 06

    what is Birria? Meat, cheese?

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 13

      Birria is meat, then you make a quesadilla and stuff it with birria and it becomes a “birriadilla” 😉

  2. Angel Hix

    May 03

    Thank you fir s as n easy recipe my boys will enjoy.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 17

      Hope you all did Angel!

      1. Ruben salinas

        Jul 18

        Ur awesome

  3. Christopher L Acosta

    Mar 21

    “Thank You for the recipe, I always view you on PBS create TV & KCOP whenever possible.
    Your Authentic Mexican Cuisines add fun and flavor, along with Rich History of Mexico.
    I look forward to your next Newsletter & Email, as well as televised show.”

    ” Sincerely 🙂 Christopher L. Acosta 🙂 “

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 22

      You are way too kind, thanks so much for following Christopher 🙂

  4. Palmira Hernandez

    Mar 01

    Thank u for you patty

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 02

      Thank you Palmira 😉

  5. jim

    Feb 12

    Wouls shredded pork shoulder work? Here in south Louisiana lamb is scarce and quite expensive.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 12

      Pork works pretty well Jim, enjoy!

  6. Tom

    Jan 26

    I think the instructions describe that the tortilla layers stay flat when they are served, like a quesadilla in the USA.
    The recipe photo shows them folded over onto each other (I think).
    Which is the correct way to serve them?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 08

      To be honest, you can do either way; folded they look more like a traditional Mexican quesadilla made with Birria, hence the Birriadillas name 🙂

  7. Mari Ann Garcia

    Jan 04


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      Jan 04


  8. Elaine Rodriguez

    Jan 01

    How do you make the birria?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      Here is the full recipe for you Elaine 🙂

  9. Elaine Rodriguez

    Jan 01

    Can we see an episode you making birriadillas

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      Here you go, you can watch it in this link:

  10. Sylvia G.

    Dec 30

    I made this recipe. Everyone LOVED it. All of your recipes are so authentic and delicious! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      My pleasure Sylvia, birriadillas are so yummy!

  11. Mari Ann

    Dec 27

    How do u make the birria?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 27

      Here is the recipe for you Mari Ann 🙂 Birria

  12. Janice Ali

    Oct 31

    Flour or corn Tortillas??

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 04

      Your choice, I like corn 😉

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