Vegan Oyster Mushroom Birria

Vegan Oyster Mushroom Birria


For the Birria Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Oyster Mushroom Filling:

  • 2 cups sliced oyster mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water

For Serving:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Diced onion
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  1. In a small bowl, combine dried oregano, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and diced onion, cooking for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  3. Add sliced oyster mushrooms to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes until tender and lightly browned.
  4. Stir in the birria seasoning mixture, chopped cilantro, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, and water. Combine well and bring to a simmer.
  5. Reduce heat to low and let the mushroom filling simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and flavors to meld together.
  6. While the filling simmers, warm corn tortillas on a dry skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  7. To serve, spoon the oyster mushroom birria filling onto the warm tortillas. Top with diced onion, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy your flavorful and vegan Oyster Mushroom Birria!

Additional Tips:

  • You can customize the level of spice in the birria seasoning by adjusting the amount of smoked paprika and chili powder to your preference.
  • For added depth of flavor, consider marinating the sliced oyster mushrooms in the birria seasoning mixture for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • This dish pairs well with traditional birria accompaniments such as refried beans, rice, or a side of pickled vegetables.
  • Leftover mushroom birria filling can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Simply reheat before serving for a quick and delicious meal.
  • Experiment with different types of mushrooms, such as portobello or shiitake, to create unique flavor variations of this classic Mexican dish.

Providing accurate nutrition information requires detailed knowledge of ingredient quantities and serving sizes. Here’s a general overview of the nutritional aspects of the Vegan Oyster Mushroom Birria, but for precise information, you may need to calculate it based on your specific recipe:

Nutritional Information (Per Serving, Approximate):

  • Calories: 200-250 kcal
  • Total Fat: 7-10g
    • Saturated Fat: 1-2g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 150-200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30-35g
    • Dietary Fiber: 5-7g
    • Sugars: 4-6g
  • Protein: 5-7g

Please Note:

  • The nutritional values can vary based on factors such as the specific brands of ingredients used, portion sizes, and cooking methods.
  • Oyster mushrooms are low in calories and fat, making them a nutritious addition to this dish.
  • Corn tortillas are typically lower in calories and fat compared to flour tortillas, but be mindful of portion sizes.
  • Adding toppings such as diced onions, cilantro, and lime juice contributes minimal calories but enhances flavor and nutritional value.
  • The sodium content may vary depending on the amount of salt used in the seasoning and other ingredients.
  • This dish is high in fiber due to the presence of oyster mushrooms and corn tortillas, which can aid in digestion and promote satiety.
  • For individuals with specific dietary needs or health concerns, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized nutrition advice.

By using a nutrition calculator or database, you can input the exact quantities of ingredients used in your recipe to obtain more precise nutritional information.