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    The 35 BEST Mexican Beef Recipes

    Mexican food… The cuisine that most of us can dig in to with gutso any day… any time … all the time.  I mean, can we really get tired of all those fresh, zingy, zesty flavors in perfectly seasoned meals? I say that’s doubtful.

    No wonder Mexican food is one of the most popular ethnic cuisines here in the United States, and all over. The world simply can’t get enough of stuffing their mouths with unlimited tacos and burritos and their addictive nachos. Some of the very authentic Mexican Beef Recipes like Birria, Caldo de res and albondigas soup, they all find their way in this amazing Mexican beef ideas list.

    We decided to compile this list of Mexican Beef Recipes that will give you plenty of great Mexican Beef dishes for you to cook in your own kitchen.

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    You’ll find restaurant favorites, as well as some unique regional recipes, and even some fun fusion dishes.

    Cook your way through all of these great Mexican beef dishes, you’re sure to find some new favorites!

    The Best Mexican Beef Recipes:

    1. Birria

    Birria is a traditional Mexican dish. This beef stew is loaded with all the Mexican flavors. You can make this on stovetop, crock pot or instant pot.

    Serve it in its most traditional way as stew with some tortillas, with Mexican rice, or use the same recipe to make the famous birria tacos.

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    2. Birria Tacos

    These are EPIC tacos… Birria Tacos!!! This birria taco recipe is made with tender and flavorful birria beef, which is loaded into broth-dipped corn tortillas with cheese, fried until crispy, then dunked in birria broth or consommé for a delicious finish.

    Hmmm… these dunking tacos. I bet once you try them, you will come back to these again and again.

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    3. Mexican Picadillo

    Picadillo… The most famous and popular ground beef recipe from all the Latin countries.

    This easy Mexican beef recipe only takes about 40 minutes, and is sure to become a staple in your rotation.

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    4. Fajitas

    Fajitas are always a fun family meal. These flank steak fajitas are the perfect easy option when that Mexican food craving hits.

    Perfectly marinated, melt in your mouth tender beef strips with colorful peppers. You’re in for an awesome tasty meal with this one!

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    5. Caldo de Res

    Melt in your mouth beef simmered for hours in a beautifully flavored, yet delicately tasty, bone broth with loads of varied colorful vegetables cooked to perfection… served in your biggest available bowl to accommodate all the goodies.

    That’s, my friends, is Caldo de Res. One sip and you are going to crave this pot of Caldo every now and then…

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    6. Chile Colorado

    Chile Colorado is a flavorful and authentic Mexican stew. Tender beef chunks simmer in a tasty red sauce made from dried chili peppers.

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    7. Ground Beef Tacos

    Taco, Taco! How many can you have at one time? These ground beef tacos are a fun, super easy dinner the whole family will love. You won’t even want to wait till Tuesday!

    Perfectly seasoned ground beef wrapped in soft tortillas with all your favorite fixings. Everyone will be asking for these great tacos again and again.

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    8. Taco Salad

    Imagine a taco that went on a diet and turned into a salad! This recipe is for those who love tacos but think, “Maybe I should eat a salad today.” 

    Taco Salad probably is the biggest culinary mash-up of the century. It’s perfect for those days when you’re feeling indecisive. Why choose between a taco and a salad when you can have both? Our Taco Salad is a fiesta in a bowl!

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    9. One Skillet Mexican Casserole

    Need a break? Yet want to put dinner on the table? This is when this One Skillet Mexican Casserole come into play.

    10 minutes of active cook time on your part, with simple pantry staple ingredients, and this amazing casserole full of Mexican flavors happens. And did you hear one skillet? Yup music to my ears, for easy clean up later.

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    10. Albondigas Soup

    Albondigas Soup – This one is legit Delicious. This is the soup for your soul. Plump meatballs floating in a hearty tomato infused flavorful broth, loaded with tons of veggies. That’s sopa de albondigas for you.

    Try this Mexican soup, aka comfort food, and get amazed how such a light and refreshing thing in a bowl is jam packed with flavors.

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    11. Barbacoa Beef

    Are you craving some Chipotle tonight? You don’t have to go to a take out place. It’s extremely easy to create the same bold flavors in your very own home with this Barbacoa Beef.

    Load this versatile Mexican meat up in tacos, burritos, bowls, or use your own creativity!

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    12. Taco Soup

    Feel like tacos in a bowl? This Taco Soup is the way to go. You can make this soup happen in about 40 minutes and it’s read to get loaded with your favorite toppings.

    The flavorful soup is all about perfectly seasoned ground beef along with corn, peppers, tomatoes and beans. Slurp and finish…

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    13. Surf and Turf Nachos

    These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a huge hit at your next get together. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings atop a bed of crispy tortilla chips.

    They are super easy to put together, but will really take your nacho game to a new level!

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    14. Taco Skillet

    Got 30 minutes?? If so, we’ve got your dinner covered. Looking to entertain with minimum time cooking? If so, we’ve got you covered. They won’t stop scooping it. Your child won’t eat veggies? If so, we got you covered. This disguises tons of veggie power for your little ones.

    This cheesy, gooey skillet is versatile and you can serve it with endless options and variations. It’s one meal fit for any time of the day, from breakfast to lunch to dinner.

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    15. Carne Molida

    Carne Molida is your go-to for an easy, no-fuss Mexican ground beef meal. Picture this: ground beef cooked up with fresh homemade salsa, a mix of veggies and seasoned with a cozy blend of spices like cumin, oregano and chili powder. And you end up with one amazingly tasty Mexican ground beef!! 

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    16. Steak Tacos

    These Steak Tacos are going to be the newest addition to your weekly dinner menu. Tender, juicy steak piled high in tortillas with all of your favorite toppings. What could be better than that?

    They’re a super easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! Load them with any of your favorite toppings and see them polished off in no time.

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    17. Taco Pasta

    If you’re looking to go beyond Italian your next pasta night, try this Taco Pasta.

    Taco Pasta!! Now that’s a taco lover’s sweet dream. All your favorite taco flavors get cheesy and creamy, mixed in with any type of your preferred pasta, and Taco Pasta happens. How cool!! 

    Believe me, this dish is hands down irresistible. It has bold homemade taco seasoning that’s needed for the zest in the creamy, cheesy pasta sauce. Make this Tex-Mex style pasta tonight for that major comfort food fix.

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    18. Carne Picada (Best Taco / Burrito Meat)

    This recipe for Carne Picada meat is a perfect filling for tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, and so much more! It’s a great easy weeknight dinner when you crave Tex-Mex flavors.

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    19. Carne Asada

    Carne Asada, one of the classics in Mexican cuisine. All the delicious flavors happen with a few simple ingredients. Simple marinade and sauce made with cilantro, olive oil, soy sauce, orange and lime juice, garlic, jalapeno and cumin create the flavor wonder.

    Marinade the steak longer for maximum flavors. Dig in straight or load your tacos and burritos, the choice is yours.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    20. Bistec Encebollado

    Bistec Encebollado is a traditional Latin American recipe featuring flank steak marinated in a flavor packed combo of onions and plenty of seasonings.

    This absolutely delicious dish is pure comfort food. Give it a try and make this amazing dish.

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    21. Carne Asada Nachos

    These Carne Asada Nachos are an amazing appetizer! This tray is loaded with chips topped with tender, juicy and delicious carne asada.

    Bake it with shredded extra sharp cheddar until bubbly and serve topped with fresh pico de gallo, cilantro and warm queso drizzled all over. Simply addictive munching time…

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    22. Mexican Street Tacos

    Here is something that you might buy on Mexican streets. It’s an easy, quick taco recipe with skirt steak and a very flavorful marinade.

    After marinating the meat for a few hours, this cooks quick in a skillet. Now all that remains is to load the tacos with this flavorful meat, diced onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice. Yummm…

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    23. Stuffed Poblano Peepers

    Treat yourself to these delicious stuffed Poblano Peppers. They are great to munch on any time of the day.

    They are stuffed with ground beef, onions, red peppers along with Mexican seasonings and then baked to perfection with cheddar cheese. Looks and sounds delicious…

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    24. Tostadas

    Tostadas are crunchy and super fun to make. The tortillas can be toasted or deep fried to make the crunchy base for all the toppings that go on top. Think refried beans, delicious well seasoned ground beef along with lettuce, cheese, avocado and pico de gallo.

    It would be a real treat to bite into these…

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    25. Cheesy Taco Orzo

    Cheesy Taco Orzo is an easy one pot meal that the whole family will love.

    The orzo pasta is cooked along with ground beef, veggies, taco sauce, broth and lots of cheese, making an amazingly delicious and flavorful dish.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    26. Carne Asada Tacos

    Carne Asada steak tacos are loaded with juicy grilled steak packed into warm tortillas and topped with tangy fresh tomato salsa, a light drizzle of sour-cream and lime.

    These delicious tacos are bursting with flavor and texture and are made in under 30 minutes with just a few fresh ingredients.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious

    27. Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells

    Go beyond Italian flavors with these Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells, which are packed with taco seasoned meat, salsa and cheddar cheese.

    They’re an easy crowd pleasing meal that can be prepped ahead of time.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    28. Grilled Flank Steak with Cilantro Lime Butter

    You will love this Grilled Flank Steak with Cilantro Lime Butter recipe because it is so easy! And the best part is you don’t need a complicated marinade to add amazing flavor.

    This marinade is simple to make with fresh herbs and buttered lime garlic, which infuses the steak with amazing favor. This dish comes out perfectly every time.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    29. Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce

    You’re going to love this delicious Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce.

    It is easy enough for weeknight dinners, but delicious enough for when you have company.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    30. Flank Steak Tacos

    Here’s another great taco recipe… flank steak tacos! Give them a try the next time the craving hits.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    31. Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa

    If you want tender, succulent barbacoa in a fraction of the time, your instant pot is the way to go.

    The meat is great for tacos, burritos or bowl meals.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    32. Crock Pot Taco Soup

    Taco soup is a delicious take on the classic taco recipe. Preparing it in the crockpot makes it so much easier! This recipe is great because you can make it for whenever you know it’ll be a busy day, and you just want to eat when you get home.

    Throw in some tomatoes, beans, vegetables, and ground beef, and this soup will fill you right up, and you didn’t even have to spend much time preparing it!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    33. Chimichurri Steak Quesadillas

    If you’re looking for a recipe to really blow your taste buds away, this is it!

    Chimichurri Steak Quesadillas are cheesy and meaty, with a lemon and herb sauce which make them absolutely yummy. Perfect recipes for parties, get-togethers or any occasion.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    34. Crunchwrap Supreme

    This Crunchwrap Supreme recipe is the tastiest version of Taco Bell’s famous creation, Crunchwrap Supreme.

    It’s a flour tortilla filled with taco meat, queso, tostada, lettuce, tomato, salsa, hot sauce, and sour cream. Big time YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    35. Creamy Taco Soup

    Creamy Taco Soup is an easy weeknight dinner full of cozy flavors. In this recipe, you can choose your own toppings to make it your own and it will come out to be a hit! Definitely one of the best Mexican beef recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious

    So there you go, thirty great Mexican beef recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    35 BEST Mexican Beef Recipe

    This collection of Mexican Beef Recipes is perfect for Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or any time the craving hits!


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