December 6, 2022

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Top view of a bowl of birria ramen with two chopsticks and topped with avocados, jalapenos, onions and cilantro

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Birria Ramen is now my ultimate comfort food! Ever since my Birria Tacos obsession, I have been trying so many Birria recipes and this ramen is too good and worth sharing! The best of both worlds: rich and deep Birria flavors mixed into cooked noodles. SO GOOD!

Top view of a bowl of birria ramen with two chopsticks and topped with avocados, jalapenos, onions and cilantro

If you’re a serious Birria lover, this recipe is for you! Remember the tutorial I shared on making perfect Birria Tacos, and later my Lamb Birria? Well that’s seriously all you need for this Birria ramen!

What is Birria

Birria has gone viral lately on social media and since then so many have attempted to look for it, try it and make it at home.

Literally, it means ‘’Exquisite savory dish, full of culture and tradition.” The dish “Birria” is an old Mexican dish traditionally made from goat, but you can also make it with lamb, pork, veal, and beef. It’s a dish that celebrates the richness and depth of flavors in Mexican cuisine.

The classic Birria is a meaty stew that is slow-cooked to perfection and is a combination of spicy, sweet, tangy, smokey and savory flavors. Classically the meaty birria goodness is stuffed in crunchy tacos, and the tacos are dipped in the sauce (stew).

The fascinating part about Birria is that the meat is so tasty, but the stew is also so rich! And the stew is used for dipping, slathering, everything! So this birria ramen is just another way to enjoy that!

two chopsticks stretching out the birria ramen showing the rich birria stew and birria meat drenching the noodles with al the toppings

Birria Ramen

Birria ramen is a basically what the name is: a perfect blend of birria meat, birria sauce and ramen noodles. The ramen comes out rich with a savory, spicy, sweet, sour, smokey and unique Mexican flavor. 

Imagine tasty cooked beef shreds (or lamb as I shared in this Lamb Birria) and the birria consommé which is a rich stew with flavors of chillies, adobo, herbs and spices dressing up cooked noodles. As simple as this sounds, it’s also just luscious! You can’t miss it! 

 

To serve the birria ramen, you can go with a simple diced onions, jalapenos and cilantro –just as you would serve any Birria Tacos. You can likewise serve this up with cabbage, veggies, soft boiled eggs, and whatever you like your noodles to be served with.

Birria Ramen Ingredients

Ingredients for Birria ramen including a bowl of birria consome, birria meat, cooked noodles, toppings such as cilantro, jalapenos, diced onions and lime wedges

  • Birria stew: This is the sauce and base of your ramen. It’s a natural byproduct when making Birria Tacos. It’s the secret sauce, the flavor component that makes this dish unique! If you’re looking for an even deeper flavor, make Lamb Birria and use that stew! 
  • Birria Meat: Beef or lamb work just as well here, and you can find a full tutorial with video on the website for making both! Just choose your favorite. 
  • Ramen noodles: There are so many, and I mean SO MANY good ramen noodle brands out there, so absolutely pick the one you prefer. Make sure you cook it separately according to the package instructions.

toppings for the birria ramen which include diced onions, sliced jalapenos, chopped cilantro and lime wedges

  • Toppings: The finale. Toppings are really whatever you like, whatever you have on hand. I chose to make it a real Birria tasting bowl so I went with Birria toppings only. Diced white onions, sliced jalapeños, chopped cilantro and lime wedges. If you love veggies, go for it, soft boiled eggs, cheese..etc just go for it!

How to Make Birria Ramen

Before you attempt to make this dish, you’ll need to prepare either Birria Tacos recipe without the taco part, or the Lamb Birria. Make sure to save the birria stew and meat separately. Alternatively I love making this dish when I have leftover birria 🙂

A hand pouring the Birria consommé over the cooked noodles

At that point you’re going to have the noodles cooked according to the package instructions. 

So now you’re basically assembling the birria ramen dish. Start by pouring over the hot tasty birria consommé over the cooked noodles and toss them well. Keep adding the sauce until you feel that your noodles are as saucy as you prefer them to be. Make sure to toss that really well so that the noodles soak up and absorb all the flavor. 

A hand adding lots of shredded birria meat over the noodles

Now it’s time to pile over the melt in your mouth delicious shredded cooked beef or lamb. Be generous with the meat and make sure there’s enough sauce to cover the meat as well.

toppings added to finish off the birria ramen: avocados, onions, jalapeños, cilantro and lime wedges

Now finish off with the toppings of your choice: I used diced onions, jalapeños, cilantro and lime wedges. 

Add in some chopsticks and ENJOY!! 

two chopsticks lifting up the noodles close up showing the birria ramen coated in so much sauce and the meat shreds with the toppings

Birria Recipe Tips

  1. Make sure to read and watch the full tutorial on Birria Tacos or Lamb Birria before planning for this recipe. You’ll find all the info you need there on ingredients, time, different ways to cook birria and so much more!!
  2. Planning ahead is KEY here, and making a double batch of Birria so that you can enjoy leftovers is a BONUS!
  3. The choice of noodles is completely up to you! As long as you choose your favorite brand, you’ll enjoy this!
  4. Make sure to drench the noodles in birria consommé because that’s seriously where the flavor is! It makes for a saucy Ramen and a flavor packed one!
  5. The birria stew has to be super hot before pouring it into the noodles to make sure the flavors infuse.
  6. Enjoy the shredded melt in your mouth meat generously as this is the highlight of birria!
  7. The toppings and other add-ons are totally your choice–I chose the basic birria toppings today, however you can add other ramen toppings you like with that!
  8. Try this Spicy Ramen Bowl for the original way I enjoy ramen!

What is Birria ramen made of?

As simple as the name implies, it’s a ramen dish that’s drenched with Birria consommé (stew made with adobo, tomatoes, chillies, spices, vinegar and stock). Plus shredded Birria meat (goat, beef or lamb) cooked in that stew.

What do you do with birria broth?

This is the best way to use leftover Birria consomé! You can also use it to cook beans, chicken or as a base rich sauce for any dish.

Who invented ramen birria?

The dish was invented by a chef in Mexico City and has become so popular at his restaurant, and eventually lots of people attempted to make this tasty dish at home!

Can you reheat birria ramen?

Absolutely! You can choose to reheat the stew really well and assemble it to the cooked noodles, or you can simply microwave  leftovers in the bowl for another serving!

close up of a finished bowl of birria ramen showing the birria stew and the birria meat drenching cooked noodles with the toppings

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Birria Ramen

Birria Ramen is now my ultimate comfort food! Ever since my Birria Tacos obsession, I have been trying so many Birria recipes and this ramen is too good and worth sharing! The best of both worlds: rich and deep Birria flavors mixed into cooked noodles. SO GOOD!

Ingredients

Birria Meat and Stew

  • 1 1/2
    cups
    Birria Meat
    use this tutorial: https://www.twopurplefigs.com/birria-tacos/
  • 2 1/2
    cups
    Birria Stew
    Use this tutorial : https://www.twopurplefigs.com/birria-tacos/

Toppings

  • 1/2
    cup
    white onions
    diced (more or less to taste)
  • 1
    jalapeno
    sliced (more or less to your taste)
  • 1/3
    cup
    cilantro
    minced
  • 1
    scallion
    minced
  • 2
    avocados
    thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Plan ahead to cook the Birria meat and Birria stew. Full Tutorial and Video can be found here: https://www.twopurplefigs.com/birria-tacos/

  2. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions

  3. Now add the hot birria stew over the cooked noodles. Toss them well to make sure they’re coated.

  4. Generously layer the birria meat over the noodles.

  5. Use as many or as little toppings as you like!

  6. Serve right away and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Birria Recipe Tips

  1. Make sure to read and watch the full tutorial on Birria Tacos or Lamb Birria before planning for this recipe. You’ll find all the info you need there on ingredients, time, different ways to cook birria and so much more!!
  2. Planning ahead is KEY here, and making a double batch of Birria so that you can enjoy leftovers is a BONUS!
  3. The choice of noodles is completely up to you! As long as you choose your favorite brand, you’ll enjoy this!
  4. Make sure to drench the noodles in birria consommé because that’s seriously where the flavor is! It makes for a saucy Ramen and a flavor packed one!
  5. The birria stew has to be super hot before pouring it into the noodles to make sure the flavors infuse.
  6. Enjoy the shredded melt in your mouth meat generously as this is the highlight of birria!
  7. The toppings and other add-ons are totally your choice–I chose the basic birria toppings today, however you can add other ramen toppings you like with that!
  8. Try this Spicy Ramen Bowl for the original way I enjoy ramen!

What is Birria ramen made of?

As simple as the name implies, it’s a ramen dish that’s drenched with Birria consommé (stew made with adobo, tomatoes, chillies, spices, vinegar and stock). Plus shredded Birria meat (goat, beef or lamb) cooked in that stew.

What do you do with birria broth?

This is the best way to use leftover Birria consomé! You can also use it to cook beans, chicken or as a base rich sauce for any dish.

Who invented ramen birria?

The dish was invented by a chef in Mexico City and has become so popular at his restaurant, and eventually lots of people attempted to make this tasty dish at home!

Can you reheat birria ramen?

Absolutely! You can choose to reheat the stew really well and assemble it to the cooked noodles, or you can simply microwave  leftovers in the bowl for another serving!

Nutrition Facts

Birria Ramen

Amount Per Serving

Calories 890
Calories from Fat 450

% Daily Value*

Fat 50g77%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Polyunsaturated Fat 4g

Monounsaturated Fat 37g

Cholesterol 5mg2%

Sodium 113mg5%

Potassium 2084mg60%

Carbohydrates 60g20%

Fiber 19g79%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 42g84%

Vitamin A 1398IU28%

Vitamin C 54mg65%

Calcium 505mg51%

Iron 18mg100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.