Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 190 minutesTotal time: 200 minutes

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 190 min

Total time: 200 min

Oaxacan Mole Negro Birria
Copyright Recipe © 2014 Woodland Foods


Serves 4-6

  • 2 Pounds Goat Or Lamb Stew Meat, cut into 1" chunks

  • 1 Large Plantain

  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, chopped

  • 4 Cloves Of Garlic, peeled

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

  • 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt

  • 1/2 Cup Oaxacan Mole Negro Starter

  • 1 1/4 Cups Warm Water

  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

  • Fresh Chopped Cilantro

  • Warm Tortillas


  1. Set the meat, plantains, onion and garlic cloves onto a sheet of aluminum foil. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt and wrap the foil over the mixture. Place this on a baking tray and set into an oven heated to 325 degrees F. Cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until the goat meat is fork tender.

  2. Combine the Oaxacan Mole Negro Sauce Starter and water in a 1-quart sauce pan. Add the contents of the aluminum foil to the sauce and simmer this mixture covered for 10-12 minutes.

  3. Serve the meat and plantains with sesame seeds, cilantro and consume with warm tortillas.