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Rotisserie Turkey Birria Tacos

Rotisserie Turkey Birria Tacos
Cooks in 4 hours
Serves 10






Miguel Raya, Cooking With Fire


  • 1 10 lb turkey
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Birria Sauce
  • 1 large white onion
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 5 bay leaves, dried
  • 8 guajillo chiles, stems cut off and seeds removed
  • 3 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt, adjust to taste
  • Tacos
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 2 c shredded Colby-Jack cheese


Prep your Turkey

Start prep for Rotisserie Turkey Birria Tacos by preheating the grill to 300°F. Add some cooking oil to the turkey about 1 tsp, and slather it all over. This will help the seasoning stick to the meat.

Next, place it on the rotisserie and add the seasoning to the turkey. Use a butcher’s twine to tie the legs together.

Time to Grill

Place the turkey on the grill, you’ll want to remove the turkey once it hits an internal temperature of 165°F on the breast. Once the turkey is done, place it in a foil pan and let it rest for 20 minutes. In the meantime, make the birria salsa.

Making the Birria Salsa

Boil the garlic, onion, tomatoes, bay leaves and chiles until nice and tender. Remove and discard the bay leaves and add the remaining mixture to the blender along with the dried ingredients. Blend all ingredients until smooth, use a strainer if needed. Add the sauce to the same pan and reduce by 1/4. Make sure it’s nice and smooth and not too runny.

Add Salsa to Turkey and Build

Next, shred the turkey in the foil pan. Finally, add the sauce and combine everything. Reserve about 1 cup of the sauce for dipping.

In a frying pan, add enough salsa to lightly coat the top of each tortilla, then add a layer of cheese and turkey. When the cheese has melted, fold the tortilla over and press with a spatula to seal the taco. Flip to the other side for a minute or two until browned and crispy. Serve tacos with the reserved sauce for dipping.

Note from the author

If you love birria and turkey, then these Rotisserie Turkey Birria Tacos are for you. This birria sauce combined with the delicious shredded smokey turkey meat is next level! You can use this recipe for burritos or even a great grilled cheese sandwich as well. – Miguel Raya, Cooking With Fire