Mexican Beef Taco Recipes

Find your new favorite taco recipes with shredded beef, ground beef, or even steak!

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No Fuss Shredded Beef Tacos

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This recipe was created for a Cinco De Mayo work potluck taco bar that was a big hit. The coffee in the recipe adds a hint of smokiness and assists with tenderizing the meat as it cooks. Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings. For less heat, omit jalapenos.

Carne Asada Tacos

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Easy and flavorful. You will love these tacos! You can use top sirloin, New York, filet mignon or similar cuts of beef.

Ground Beef for Tacos

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Very quick and easy way to make meat for tacos, or served over rice. My husband loved this -- it was a last minute meal idea!!! Enjoy!!

Steak Tacos with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

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We make these things every couple of weeks. Everyone seems to like them a lot. Very easy to make.

Birria de Res Tacos (Beef Birria Tacos)

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Authentic Mexican birria tacos, Jalisco-style, made with braised beef roasted in a fragrant 3-chile sauce with a delicious spice mix.

Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

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This is a great recipe for authentic Mexican taqueria style carne asada tacos (beef tacos). These are served on the soft corn tortillas, unlike the American version of tacos.

Simple Slow-Cooked Korean Beef Soft Tacos

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This recipe was handed down to me by a Korean friend. So full of flavor! I wanted to share it with you all. I did tweak it a little to add more spice. Feel free to tweak it yourself!

Easy Keto Beef Tacos

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Plan a low-carb taco night with these irresistible, keto-friendly beef tacos made with cheese taco shells, avocados, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Arrachera (Mexican Skirt Steak for Tacos)

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This is a recipe for traditional arrachera, which is a thinly sliced skirt steak with seasonings. The longer it marinates, the more robust the flavor will be. Heat tortillas on the grill or in the microwave. Serve the arrachera with warmed tortillas and your favorite taco toppings, such as onion, cilantro, hot sauce, lettuce, cheese, etc.

Tacos De Matamoros

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A staple dish in Matamoros, Mexico, this simple recipe starts with ground beef mixed with spices that you already have in your kitchen and turns into a great family dinner! Perfect to 'make ahead' on busy days. Serve with warm corn or flour tortillas, Spanish rice, and beans-a-la-charra.

Double Decker Tacos

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The best tacos! A soft shell taco is layered with refried beans, then wrapped around a hard shell taco, which is filled with seasoned ground beef and topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream and fresh guacamole. You can top it with whatever you like, but I recommend loading it up! Also, if you don't eat meat, put melted cheese on the soft shell, and the refried beans in the hard.

Delicious Beef Tongue Tacos

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This is a really mouth-watering way of making tongue. It practically melts in your mouth. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Carne Asada Tacos or Al Pastor Tacos

"The marinade for this traditional Mexico City-style taco is spiced, but not spicy. Use flank steak or any other cut of meat you like."

Double Decker Tacos

"This is a great twist on the classic taco. Enfolding the hard taco shell within the soft tortilla makes eating the taco far more manageable and cleaner. A keeper!" — Leonda58

Easy Cheeseburger Tacos

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My 7-year-old daughter requested cheeseburger tacos for dinner one night, so I created this and all the kids loved it! The adults also raved after tweaking their tacos by adding onions, peppers, hot sauce, etc. to the meat mixture. Serve with hamburger toppings on the side. This is a very kid friendly recipe!