June 15, 2024

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Birria Pizza • Delicious Birria Recipe {Video} • Two Purple Figs

This Birria Pizza represents tender birria beef or lamb, oodles of flavors, cheese, your favorite toppings all over an airy fluffy pizza dough with a delicate crisp. Make it even better by dipping each slize of birria pizza into the birria sauce! Another must MAKE Birria Recipe with Video!

A hand dipping a slice of birria pizza into the birrita stew sauce

Calling out all Birria Tacos lovers, all cheese and meat lovers! Fed up with regular pizza and want to try something unique yet mind blowingly delicious? Try this Birria pizza recipe and you won’t be disappointed! 

Birria has gained so much attention after going viral on social media, even though it’s an old Mexican Classic. I love turning the classic Birria Tacos into Lamb Birria , then making Birria Ramen and now turning it into pizza! 

Homemade Pizza is something we LOVE, and I don’t just mean your average Margherita Pizza. I’m talking Air Fryer Pizza (magical!), Caprese Pizza (a 5 star recipe),  Burrata Pizza (finesse), Air Fryer Pizza Rolls (crowd pleasing with zero effort), Turkish Pizza Lahmacun (an old family recipe), Pizza Bites (super popular and unique!), Mushroom Pizza (for the brie lovers) and more!

 

I absolutely love pizza, and ever since I have gotten my hands on this recipe,  my pizza game has levelled up! Yes it’s THAT delicious. So I am sharing this recipe with you guys because I seriously don’t want you to miss out!

What is Birria Pizza?

one close up slice of birria pizza showing the texture of the dough, the toppings, the cheese, the meat and the birria stew for dipping

It’s a pizza with birria meat on it..and it’s absolutely scrumptious. Instead of regular meat toppings, we use leftover birria meat and loads of cheese. The homemade birria stew is used as pizza sauce instead of usual marinara sauce and that’s what takes the flavor level to infinity.

Birria pizza is where Mexican meets Italian and as foodies, we absolutely love this combo. The Mexico-Italian combo is getting popular quickly and rightly so!

Beef Birria itself is an old traditional Mexican dish. You can read all about it in this post and you can make it with scrumptious lamb (which is secretly my favorite!)

I normally make birria pizza when I have leftovers on hand and want something absolutely yummy! This pizza recipe is perfect for those lazy weekends when you’re craving comfort food without the fuss! Make it with leftover Lamb Birria for serious flavor!

What type of pizza dough is best for Birria pizza?

no knead pizza dough homemade pizza dough used to make birria pizza

Homemade pizza dough works best for birria pizza compared to store-bought one. The texture and taste of home made pizza dough cannot be beat. I use this no-knead pizza dough recipe to make my birria pizza and it always turns out superb.

If you don’t want to wait overnight and don’t mind kneading then this pizza dough recipe is highly recommended. Each has quite a different texture so go ahead and check each post (video, tips and recipe) before deciding.

Ingredients For Birria Pizza

ingredients to make birria pizza including: pizza dough, birria meat, birria stew, cilantro , jalapeños , cheese, onions

Pizza Dough– I use homemade no knead pizza dough to get that extra airy dough.

Birria Stew or Consomme- Use birria stew as pizza sauce to add heaps of flavor to the pizza.

Birria Meat- the star of the show- the leftover tender beef or lamb birria.

Cheese– mozzarella, monetary jack or cheddar cheese- be generous with the cheese

Toppings– whatever toppings you like on your pizza. I used classic flavors of Birria like onions, jalapeños and cilantro.

How to Make Birria Pizza

  1. Start by stretching and preparing the pizza dough. making the pizza: a layer of cheese is added over the raw pizza dough
  2. Once the dough is ready, start layering it. A hand holding the birria stew and ready to add it over the cheese
  3. For the first layer, I used cheese to avoid the dough from being soggy.a hand holding a spoon spreading the birria sauce over the cheese
  4. On top of cheese, I used a generous amount of birria stew so the cheese is covered nicely.a hand holding a fork and adding the burria meat over the sauce on the pizza dough
  5. On the top layer, I added birria meat.
  6. Then some more cheese and jalapenos plus your favorite toppings.Toppings added over the pizza dough including onions, jalapeños and more cheese and the pizza is ready to bake
  7. Now it’s time to bake the pizza.birria pizza out of the oven, ready for more toppings
  8. Once the pizza is baked and ready out of the oven, it’s time to add more toppings : white onions, jalapeños and cilantro.
  9. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy dipped in more birria stew…

Toppings for Birria Pizza

Hot sauce– I love hot sauce and use it on everything. If you like it spicy, try it on pizza.

Radishes– To add peppery crunch, although this is optional.

Onions– You can never go wrong with onions.

Cilantro– Adds a bit of freshness to cheesy birria pizza.

Lime wedges- Lime and birria are best buddies.

A hand picking up a slice of birria pizza to show the airy crisp crust and toppings

Birria Pizza Tips + Q&A

  • Chose between store bought (least recommended), No Knead Pizza Dough (recommended) or Pizza Dough Recipe (recommended).
  • When making Birria Tacos or Lamb Birria, always make extra because you’ll need the leftovers for today’s recipe or for Birria Ramen.
  • Use your favorite type of cheese (s) here.
  • Aways start with a layer of cheese over the dough instead of sauce to avoid a soggy pizza.
  • Add topping twice to your pizza for the ultimate flavor! Add some before baking, and keep other toppings to add right after the pizza is out of the oven. 
  • Baking pizza is a science-read all about it in the Pizza dough posts above to decide on the wait ties, baking times and temperatures. 

Can I store Birria Pizza leftovers?

I highly doubt you’ll have any leftovers from this delicious birria pizza but if you want to store it, let the pizza cool to room temperature. Slice the pizza and put it in an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for 4 days. You can reheat it in your oven for 5-8 minutes to make it taste fresh.

How to reheat pizza?

My ultimate favorite way to reheat pizza is using the air fryer! You can read all about that in this Air Fryer Pizza post–another must try recipe!

Pizza Recipes

Air Fryer Pizza

Caprese Pizza

Burrata Pizza

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Turkish Pizza Lahmacun

Burrata Pizza

Margherita Pizza

Game Day Mini Turkish Pizza Party

Pizza Sauce

No Knead Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Recipe

Mushroom Pizza

Birria Pizza

This Birria Pizza represents tender birria beef or lamb, oodles of flavors, cheese, your favorite toppings all over an airy fluffy pizza dough with a delicate crisp. Make it even better by dipping each slize of birria pizza into the birria sauce! Another must MAKE Birria Recipe with Video! 

Ingredients

Pizza

  • 1/2
    batch no knead pizza dough
    you’ll need half of it for one large pizza
  • 2
    cups
    cheese
    mozzarella with monterey jack or am combo
  • 3/4
    cup
    Birria Stew
  • 1
    cup
    Birria Meat
    or lamb, shredded finely.
  • 1/3
    cup
    onion
    white onion, deiced
  • 1
    Jalapeño
    sliced

Birria Topping and Dip

  • 1/3
    cup
    white onion
    diced
  • 1/4
    cup
    cilantro leaves
    minced
  • 1
    Jalapeño
    sliced
  • 1
    cup
    Birria Stew

Instructions

  1. Make sure your pizza dough is ready to work with. That means if you’re making the Overnight pizza dough-it has risen and ready the next day. Or if you’re making the homemade pizza dough, that it has risen the first rise and ready to shape and use.

  2. Preheat the oven to the highest setting possible. If you have a baking steel or pizza stone–place that on the rack before preheating.

  3. Stretch out your pizza dough to the desired thickness you want the birria pizza to be.

  4. The first layer over the pizza dough is the cheese. Spread a nice layer to cover all the surface of the dough. Use about 1 1/2 cup.

  5. Take your birria stew and spoon in the sauce over the cheese. if some of the sauce leaks into the dough, it’s ok. As long as the cheese covers the majority of the dough then you won’t end up with a soggy pizza.

  6. Add the shredded beef or lamb over the sauce layer,

  7. Finish off with the toppings and a scatter of more cheese (1/2 cup).

  8. Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes until crisp. If you like a charred cheese top, feel free to broil the pizza for a few extra minutes.

  9. When out of the oven, add some of the onions , cilantro , jalapeños and figs if you want.

  10. Take a pizza slice and dip it right into the birria stew for maximum flavor!

Recipe Notes

Birria Pizza Tips + Q&A

  • Chose between store bought (least recommended), No Knead Pizza Dough (recommended) or Pizza Dough Recipe (recommended).
  • When making Birria Tacos or Lamb Birria, always make extra because you’ll need the leftovers for today’s recipe or for Birria Ramen.
  • Use your favorite type of cheese (s) here.
  • Aways start with a layer of cheese over the dough instead of sauce to avoid a soggy pizza.
  • Add topping twice to your pizza for the ultimate flavor! Add some before baking, and keep other toppings to add right after the pizza is out of the oven. 
  • Baking pizza is a science-read all about it in the Pizza dough posts above to decide on the wait ties, baking times and temperatures. 

Can I store Birria Pizza leftovers?

I highly doubt you’ll have any leftovers from this delicious birria pizza but if you want to store it, let the pizza cool to room temperature. Slice the pizza and put it in an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for 4 days. You can reheat it in your oven for 5-8 minutes to make it taste fresh.

How to reheat pizza?

My ultimate favorite way to reheat pizza is using the air fryer! You can read all about that in this Air Fryer Pizza post–another must try recipe!

 

Nutrition Facts

Birria Pizza

Amount Per Serving

Calories 300
Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 14g

Cholesterol 49mg16%

Sodium 11183mg486%

Potassium 260mg7%

Carbohydrates 20g7%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 15g30%

Vitamin A 493IU10%

Vitamin C 9mg11%

Calcium 283mg28%

Iron 3mg17%

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