Mexican Beef Taco Recipes

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

Staff Picks

No Fuss Shredded Beef Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 68
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.

Oaxacan Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 300
I learned how to make these tacos while a man from Oaxaca, Mexico lived with my family. They are traditional Mexican tacos and one of the best things I know how to make.
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Ground Beef for Tacos

Rating: 4 stars 84
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!!
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Steak Tacos with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
We make these things every couple of weeks. Everyone seems to like them a lot. Very easy to make.

Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

Rating: 4.5 stars 1270
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.

Arrachera (Mexican Skirt Steak for Tacos)

Rating: 5 stars 9
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.

Simple Slow-Cooked Korean Beef Soft Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 300
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
Plan a low-carb taco night with these irresistible, keto-friendly beef tacos made with cheese taco shells, avocados, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Tacos De Matamoros

Rating: 4.5 stars 109
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.

Taco Mix with Black Beans

Rating: 5 stars 34
My kids gobble this filling up, and it has the benefit of being easy to make and nutritious, too! Serve with taco shells and top with lettuce and cheese. My favorite use is on a taco salad with cheese, tortilla strips, salsa, ranch dressing, romaine lettuce, and peppers. Yummy!

Delicious Beef Tongue Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
This is a really mouth-watering way of making tongue. It practically melts in your mouth. Enjoy!

Shredded Beef Tacos with Lime

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
We just got tired of hamburger tacos and decided to try something authentic! We love the lime infusion flavor in the meat. Serve with tortilla shells, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and salsa.

Inspiration and Ideas

Carne Asada Tacos or Al Pastor Tacos
Rating: Unrated 17
"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
Rating: Unrated 125
"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
Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada
Rating: 4.5 stars 1265

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.