Beef Taco Recipes

From Korean beef tacos to cheeseburger tacos, find dozens of unique taco recipes, as well as plenty of the classic version.

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Favorite Fry Bread Tacos

Rating: 4.18 stars
A favorite at Aboriginal Pow Wows all summer long.

Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

Rating: 4.68 stars
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.

Birria de Res Tacos (Beef Birria Tacos)

Rating: 5 stars
Authentic Mexican birria tacos, Jalisco-style, made with braised beef roasted in a fragrant 3-chile sauce with a delicious spice mix.

Arrachera (Mexican Skirt Steak for Tacos)

Rating: 5 stars
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.

Tiny Tacos

These tiny tacos were inspired by a fast food commercial I saw. I loved the idea and wanted to figure out how to do them better, and at home. Serve in a taco salad presentation (on top of shredded lettuce with avocado, onion, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and lime wedges) or as appetizers.

Easy Keto Beef Tacos

Rating: 4.26 stars
Plan a low-carb taco night with these irresistible, keto-friendly beef tacos made with cheese taco shells, avocados, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Fry Bread Tacos II

Rating: 4.6 stars
A yummy twist to an old favorite. The fry bread makes the difference. It's a popular request at my house. I do up everything but the fry bread in advance, and just heat up before serving. You can also top with other of your favorite taco toppings, such as onion, sour cream, or guacamole. Leftover fry bread can be used as dessert - coat it with cinnamon and sugar, and drizzle with honey.

Nacho Tacos

Rating: 3.86 stars
Saute ground beef, onion and chili powder and stir in a cheese sauce to fill crisp taco shells.
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Carne Asada Tacos

Rating: 4.48 stars
Easy and flavorful. You will love these tacos! You can use top sirloin, New York, filet mignon or similar cuts of beef.

Fry Bread Tacos with Spicy Shredded Beef

Rating: 5 stars
A delicious take on the traditional taco. A light, fluffy fried bread complete with fresh refried beans, shredded spicy beef, and toppings like shredded cheese, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. Most of the cooking time is from using the slow cooker. It only takes 30 minutes from frying the bread to serving this wonderful meal.

Indian Tacos with Yeast Fry Bread

Rating: 4.63 stars
My cousins grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, and this is how we always made our fry bread (with yeast).

Navajo Tacos

Rating: 4.86 stars
A traditional Indian fry bread topped with a chili-style meat and bean mixture and taco-type toppings like shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped lettuce, and sour cream. A family favorite. Serve the leftovers as dessert with honey, butter, or sugar and cinnamon.

Inspiration and Ideas

Double Decker Tacos
"These were very good and fun to make! A different twist to our taco night." – K-Dub
Carne Asada Tacos or Al Pastor Tacos
"This was yum . . . Perfection on flour tortillas with cilantro, grated cabbage with a squeeze of lime and fresh tomatoes." – Kathy

Tacos De Matamoros

Rating: 4.3 stars

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.