16 Best Beefy Tex-Mex Recipes

Fabulous Wet Burritos
Photo: lachiquis

Beef. Es para la cena. And these simple recipes offer beef at its best, featured in some of the tastiest Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes north of the Rio Grande... and either side of the Pecos.

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Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos
Carne Asada Tacos | Photo by naples 34102. naples34102

Strips of marinated beef are quickly sauteed and served in soft corn tortillas with tomatillo sauce and your favorite toppings. "This was one of the best things I have ever eaten," says oliviaruby. "The flavors were so yummy and fresh. The homemade tomatillo sauce was the best part of the dish and not at all hard to prepare."

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Slow Cooker Machaca

Slow Cooker Machaca
Milly Suazo-Martinez

"Beef and pork cooked in a slow cooker overnight creates the most tender Mexican meat filling ever," says TucsonMom. "Serve with tortillas, cheese, and sour cream."

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Fabulous Wet Burritos

Fabulous Wet Burritos
lachiquis

Fill flour tortillas with a flavorful mixture of seasoned ground beef, refried beans, and chiles, topped with a generous amount of sauce and cheese. "Very easy, very good wet burritos," says Cindy Newell. "Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa."

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Hot Tamale Pie

Hot Tamale Pie
Dave Thompson

This tamale and ground beef casserole is so quick and easy to make, it's perfect for a weeknight dinner. You'll simply layer cheese, frozen corn, and a peppery ground beef mixture between layers of cornbread batter. So easy. "While this tamale pie has very little to do with its south-of-the-border namesake, it's a really delicious recipe all the same," says Chef John.

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Beef Enchiladas II

Beef Enchiladas II
Tanya Stevens

"Simple and quick beef enchiladas," says Becky. "Ground beef and onion are wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with Cheddar cheese and black olives, then baked."

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Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef
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Enjoy this shredded Mexican beef in burritos, tacos, salads, and more. "Truly loved this recipe, had to share it with all my friends," says pho54. "It was a bit spicy, but that just made it even more delicioso!"

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Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Beef and Bean Chimichangas
Beef and Bean Chimichangas

These hearty beef and bean chimis are baked instead of fried. "Very easy to make and tasted great! I was skeptical at first about how they would taste baked instead of fried but was pleasantly surprised," says GUMDROP09.

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Spicy Beef Fajitas

Spicy Beef Fajitas
SunnyDaysNora

Thin strips of seasoned lean beef get the fast-fry treatment with bell peppers and and red onions. "Traditional fajitas with a colorful twist," says b.a.mudhed. "Garnish with cheese, sour cream, salsa...I use thick flour tortillas warmed in the oven, Mexican queso, and crema fresca."

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Hamburguesas Mexicandas

Hamburguesas Mexicandas
Hamburguesas Mexicanas

Top these tasty burgers with pepperjack cheese, homemade pico de gallo, and guacamole."These Mexican hamburgers are the best you'll ever have!" raves DonnaB.

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Albondigas Soup II

Albondigas Soup II
Jillian Kuhlmann

Beef meatballs cook in a tasty broth with carrots, green peppers, garlic, onions, canned tomatoes, and seasonings. "I absolutely love this especially when its cold out," says COOKNNRSE. "I like to add cilantro to the meatball mixture. We eat it with tostadas. Yummy and so easy to make."

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Seven Layer Dip I

Seven Layer Dip I
Rachelle Shockey.

Seven layers of flavor, featuring ground beef, shredded cheese, beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, black olives, tomatoes, and green onions. "This was by FAR the BEST dip I've ever had," says KLB82. "All the college boys ate most of it up, but I snuck what I could."

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Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning
Lela

"This tastes very close to the taco seasoning favored by a very popular fast-food taco restaurant," says GVSWIFE. "You can make this at home, and let your family prepare tacos the way they like."

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Mexican Pizza I

Mexican Pizza I
CookinBug

Corn tortillas are topped with beans, seasoned beef, and all your favorite taco toppings! "This was fast and easy, delicious," says PAMMYLYN. "It's so versatile and people can choose their own toppings."

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South Texas Carne Guisada

South Texas Carne Guisada
Holiday Baker

Chunks of lean beef simmer in a spicy gravy of fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and Mexican seasonings. Serve with warm tortillas and garnish with guacamole, sour cream, and cheese. "Good Tex-Mex is really hard to find in Tampa, so I crave the flavors I grew up eating," says babytoothdoc. "This is a great recipe!"

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Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas
Allrecipes

The sheet pan is a great way to cook fajita fixings! "A deliciously seasoned flank steak cooks in the oven alongside onions and bell peppers, and is ready in no time to be served on warm tortillas with your favorite toppings, such as avocado, sour cream, and pico de gallo," says NicoleMcmom.

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Taco Salad III

Taco Salad III
Rock_lobster

Seasoned ground beef and pinto and kidney beans mix it up with lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, and avocado. Top this main-dish salad with crushed corn chips and Catalina dressing. "This is by far the best Mexican-influenced salad I've ever found," says LWOERNER97. "It is better on day two!"

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