Title: Culinary Excellence: Weight Watchers-Friendly Home-Made Quesabirria Tacos

Indulge in a gastronomic journey with our meticulously crafted Weight Watchers-friendly Quesabirria Tacos. A masterful creation by John Mick, these delectable tacos offer a healthier twist on the classic dish without compromising on flavor. From the succulent birria to the flavorful consommé, every element is carefully curated to deliver a delightful culinary experience.


Lean Beef Stew Meat (1 pound): Opt for lean beef stew meat, trimmed to perfection, to ensure a savory and wholesome base for the birria.
Onion (1, chopped): Infuse a rich aroma and depth of flavor with finely chopped onions, creating a savory foundation for the slow-cooked birria.
Garlic (3 cloves, minced): Elevate the dish with the aromatic essence of minced garlic, adding a robust layer of taste to the birria.
Bay Leaves (2): Introduce a subtle fragrance to the birria with bay leaves, enhancing the overall complexity of flavors.
Ground Cumin (1 teaspoon): Enrich the birria with the warm, earthy notes of ground cumin, contributing to the Mexican-inspired spice profile.
Dried Oregano (1 teaspoon): Add a hint of Mediterranean charm with dried oregano, perfectly complementing the beef and spices.
Smoked Paprika (1 teaspoon): Elevate the birria’s smoky undertones with the nuanced flavor of smoked paprika.
Ground Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon): Infuse a touch of warmth with ground cinnamon, harmonizing the savory elements of the dish.
Salt and Pepper (to taste): Season the birria to perfection with a balance of salt and pepper, enhancing the overall taste.
Low-Sodium Beef Broth (4 cups): Create a savory base for the birria with low-sodium beef broth, ensuring a healthier option without compromising on flavor.

For the Consommé:

Low-Sodium Beef Broth (2 cups): Continue the culinary journey with a consommé featuring low-sodium beef broth, offering a light and flavorful dipping accompaniment.
Fresh Cilantro (1/4 cup, chopped): Introduce a burst of freshness to the consommé with chopped cilantro, enhancing the aromatic profile.
Lime (1, juiced): Elevate the consommé with a splash of lime juice, adding a citrusy zing that perfectly balances the richness of the dish.
For the Tacos:

Corn Tortillas (8 small): Embrace authenticity with small corn tortillas, providing the perfect vessel for the flavorful filling.
Reduced-Fat Shredded Cheese (1 cup): Opt for reduced-fat shredded cheese, ensuring a lighter yet indulgent topping for the Quesabirria Tacos.
Onion (1, finely chopped): Add a crisp and pungent layer to the tacos with finely chopped onion, enhancing both texture and taste.
Fresh Cilantro (for garnish): Elevate the visual appeal and freshness of the tacos with a generous garnish of fresh cilantro.
Lime Wedges (for serving): Complete the sensory experience with lime wedges, allowing diners to customize their tacos with a burst of citrus.

Prepare the Birria: In a slow cooker, combine lean beef stew meat, chopped onion, minced garlic, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Pour in 2 cups of low-sodium beef broth. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until the meat is tender and easily shredded.
Make the Consommé: In a saucepan, heat 2 cups of low-sodium beef broth, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Bring to a simmer.
Shred the Meat: Remove the beef from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks.
Assemble the Tacos: Heat the small corn tortillas. On each tortilla, place a portion of shredded beef and a sprinkle of reduced-fat shredded cheese.
Fold into Quesadillas: Fold the tortillas in half, creating quesadilla-style tacos.
Cook the Tacos: In a skillet over medium heat, cook each taco until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Serve with Consommé: Serve the Quesabirria Tacos with a side of the consommé for dipping.
Garnish and Enjoy: Top the tacos with finely chopped onion, fresh cilantro, and serve with lime wedges for a burst of citrusy goodness.
Smart Points Information:

The Smart Points value will depend on the specific ingredients and brands used. Be sure to calculate the points based on your Weight Watchers plan and the ingredients you choose.


Immerse yourself in the culinary wonder of our Weight Watchers-friendly Home-Made Quesabirria Tacos. Crafted with precision and care, each element of this recipe contributes to a lighter yet indulgent dining experience. Whether you’re on a Weight Watchers journey or simply seeking a delicious and wholesome meal, these tacos are a testament to the artistry of creating flavorful dishes without compromising on health. Elevate your taco night with this delightful recipe, blending tradition with a mindful approach to wellness