Mexican Beef Main Dish Recipes

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Sizzlin' Fajitas

Rating: 4.72 stars
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These fajitas are my husband's favorite quick-and-easy dinner. They are so tasty! If you do not have the time to marinate the meat for 2 or more hours, just leave it out at room temperature, keeping the bag zipped tightly for about 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with sour cream, Cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, and lime wedges.

Carne Asada Enchiladas

Rating: 4.36 stars
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This recipe takes time but is pretty easy to put together and serve. A dish full of flavor, color, and texture and as close to Mexican as I know how to get. I served this family-style, letting everyone choose their own toppings of Greek yogurt, chipotle sauce, and guacamole. Refried beans and a fresh-from-the-garden tossed salad makes this one delicious and complete meal.

Taco Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Rating: 4.84 stars
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Poblano peppers are stuffed with ground meat and Spanish rice and baked in a tomato-based sauce with a sprinkling of cheese. American comfort food done up Latin-American style. We used boxed Spanish rice, but there are a number of good recipes on this site (Spanish Rice II and Best Spanish Rice) that I have used with good results. Serve with garnishments of choice - shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

Beef Soft Tacos with Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.33 stars
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Amazing. Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce, plain Greek-style yogurt mixed with lime juice, or whatever your favorite items for tacos might be.

Crispy Oven Beef-and-Bean Tostadas

Rating: 4.29 stars
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A healthier way to make tostadas and better tasting. The simple secret to making crispy tostadas is baking the corn tortillas instead of frying.

Chipotle Barbacoa

Rating: 4.33 stars
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This is as close to a certain big chain's barbacoa meat I have ever made! It is full of intense flavors such as garlic, cayenne, and sweet, smoky chipotle. Make sure you scale down the cayenne and serrano if you can't handle heat because this recipe is packin' lots of it! Serve on corn or flour tortillas garnished with cilantro and topped with lime cilantro rice (from this website), black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

Arrachera (Skirt Steak Taco Filling)

Rating: 4.35 stars
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This is a steak we buy at the local Mexican store and season it with beer and sazon and grill it along with the tortillas. Serve with beans, rice, and tortillas. Use your favorite beer to make these; we use Corona®. Serve on warm tortillas with rice, beans, and salsa verde!

Tex-Mex Beef Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Wow your guests with these individual-sized Tex-Mex BBQ Beef Bowls served with an avocado cilantro dressing. The below recipe is for two people but the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

Easy Mexican Casserole

Rating: 4.42 stars
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This is an easy and very tasty dish. I often substitute ground turkey and low fat dairy products and it is still delicious! Serve with chips, salsa and green salad.

Marinated Flank Steak

Rating: 4.63 stars
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A wonderful flank steak on the grill recipe I invented that friends just love! My girls think this is great, and it doesn't take long to grill. This also works great when sliced and used for fajitas.

Slow Cooker Lengua (Beef Tongue)

Rating: 4.64 stars
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Don't let the cut of meat scare you it is a very tender tasty meat. You will be pleasantly surprised. Find the meat at any Mexican market, ask the butcher. Serve this in tacos with chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, and wedges of lime.

Instant Pot® Tacos al Pastor

Rating: 4.42 stars
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While traditional al pastor meat is cooked on a spit, this flavorful variation is made using your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker after marinating. The result is a fall-apart tender, flavor-infused pork taco that your family will request again and again.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Carne Asada Tacos
Rating: Unrated
212
"Made for the family and they had me put this on the make-again list! Living in CA and TX all my life, we love our Mexican food, and this one made the list!" – Bernie Derringer
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Easy Mexican Casserole

Rating: 4.42 stars
2638

This is an easy and very tasty dish. I often substitute ground turkey and low fat dairy products and it is still delicious! Serve with chips, salsa and green salad.