20 Savory Mexican Beef Recipes to Spice Up Your Kitchen

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Today I’m discussing some of the best Mexican beef recipes out there. Think about those fiery spices and rich flavors that make Mexican cuisine an all-around favorite. It’s amazing just how versatile beef can be when it comes to creating beloved Mexican dishes. Beef is a staple in Mexico. From street-side delicacies to festive banquets, beef usually takes center stage. Its incredible versatility allows it to infuse spices chilies, and herbs that define Mexican flavors. Now on to some of the greatest Mexican beef recipes.

Birria de Res

Slow Cooker Birria De Res by Gimme From Scratch
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This slow cooker Birria de Res recipe, also known as Beef Birria, is rich in savory flavor and requires minimal hands-on time. This traditional Mexican stew has warmed hearts and bellies for generations. Packed with flavor, this Beef Birria can be enjoyed as a stew topped with salsa macha, cilantro, and diced onions. Alternatively, you can get creative and use it in tacos, quesadillas, burrito bowls, sliders, and more. The possibilities are truly endless with this delicious, versatile, and easy-to-make Mexican beef stew.

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Birria Quesataco with Consome 

Birria Quesatacos with Consomme by Gimme From Scratch
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I’ve been making Beef Birria for years and it is probably in my top ten favorite dishes to make. It’s so freakin’ good and so easy to make! Imagine biting into a crispy corn tortilla, filled with tender, shredded birria meat and melted Oaxaca cheese, then dipping it into a rich, flavorful broth. The burst of flavors and gooey melted cheese make this birria tacos with consome recipe irresistibly mouthwatering.

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Carne Asada

Carne Asada by Grandbaby Cakes
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This grilled Carne Asada recipe starts with skirt steak soaked in a flavorful citrus and Mexican spiced marinade then grilled to perfection!

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Shredded Beef Chimichangas

Shredded Beef Chimichangas by House of Nash Eats
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Seasoned with traditional spices like cumin and chili powder, and paired with green chilies and salsa verde, these homemade Shredded Beef Chimichangas offer a rich authentic Mexican taste! Whether you’re serving them up for a cozy family dinner or a festive gathering like Cinco de Mayo, get ready to enjoy a meal that’s both delicious and satisfying, with all the rich flavors of a dish straight from your favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Steak Picado with Pickled Onions

Steak Picado with Pickled Onions by Xoxo Bella
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A lightly spiced beef recipe from Mexico, Steak Picado with Pickled Onions makes a hearty, warming meal. Bistec picado is similar to carne asada, except this recipe is sautéed and braised in a cast iron skillet while carne asada is cooked on the grill. You can adjust the seasonings in this Mexican steak dish to make it as spicy or as mild as you prefer.

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Ground Beef Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza by Gimme From Scratch
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I’m sharing a copycat recipe for one of my guilty pleasures – the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza! If you’re a fan of this iconic fast food dish, you can easily recreate it in the comfort of your own kitchen. From crispy tortillas to the flavorful filling of seasoned ground beef and mouthwatering toppings like melty cheese, this homemade Mexican pizza recipe is a true crowd-pleaser.

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Chili Con Carne

20 Savory Mexican Beef Recipes to Spice Up Your Kitchen
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This hearty and flavorful Wagyu Beef Chili is made with a blend of American wagyu beef and ground pork, along with a combination of homemade chili powder made with dried chile peppers and other seasonings that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a comforting meal on a chilly night or a dish to impress your friends and family, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

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Baked Burritos

Baked Burritos by Crinkled Cookbook
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Baked Burritos are a delicious and popular Mexican entree. The filling ingredients are tucked into a large flour tortilla and oven-baked to cheesy, beefy perfection. Baking the burritos in the oven gives them a crispy, golden-brown exterior. Here’s an added bonus, the burritos can be assembled in advance and then baked when your family is ready to eat.

Get the Recipe: Baked Burritos

Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole by I Heart Eating
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This flavorful casserole is made with pantry staples, and the recipe includes vegetarian and freezer meal directions.

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Carne Asada Fries

Carne Asada Fries by The Forked Spoon
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Carne Asada Fries are made with crispy baked french fries smothered with tender grilled carne asada and delicious toppings like pico de gallo, melted cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. Easily made at home, they’re a great way to use leftover grilled steak and make the perfect meal or appetizer for game days and parties.

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Shredded Beef Red Chilaquiles

Shredded Beef Red Chilaquiles by Three Olives Branch
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Shredded Beef Red Chilaquiles are an amazing breakfast or brunch food full of Mexican flavors! Tortillas are coated in an enchilada sauce and topped with barbacoa beef, beans, toppings, and eggs.

Get the Recipe: Shredded Beef Red Chilaquiles

Easy Mexican Tamales with Chorizo

Easy Mexican Tamales with Chorizo by 24 Bite
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Homemade Chorizo Tamales are little bundles of Mexican chorizo and ground beef encased in a seasoned masa dough then steamed in little pockets for a moist and delicious treat for special occasions or any time of year.

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Salpicón (Mexican Shredded Beef Salad)

Salpicón (Mexican Shredded Beef Salad) by Dish in the Kitchen
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Salpicón is a refreshing and satisfying shredded beef salad bursting with the flavours of Mexico. Keep your kitchen cool by using an Instant Pot to cook the beef easily and quickly. It’s the perfect main dish salad for hot weather dining.

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Beef Fajitas

Beef Fajitas by Healthy Recipes 101
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These Steak Beef Fajitas include cumin seasoning for distinct Mexican aromas and will be the best wrap recipe you’ll try!

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Steak Nachos

Steak Nachos by Spoonful of Flavor
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Load up tortilla chips with your favorite nacho toppings to make these easy Steak Nachos in less then 20 minutes! They are perfect for game day or an easy weeknight dinner.

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Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna by Dinner at the Zoo
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This Mexican Lasagna is layers of flour tortillas, cheese, beans and ground beef, all baked together until golden brown. The ultimate Mexican casserole that’s sure to get rave reviews from the whole family!

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Tacos al Carbon

Tacos al Carbon by A Table Full of Joy
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Tacos Al Carbon are an easy and delicious grilled steak taco that will be your new favorite dinner. With delicious red chile tortillas, and fresh toppings, you will want seconds and thirds.

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Mexican Picadillo

Mexican Picadillo by Ottawa Mommy Club
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Mexican Picadillo is a classic meal with ground beef, potatoes and a tomato sauce. It is an easy meal to prepare with only a few ingredients. You can easily customize this recipe to make it your own.

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Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito

Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito by Two Cloves Kitchen
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With steak marinated in an authentic carne asada marinade, cheesy scrambled eggs, crispy potatoes, salsa, and rich sour cream all wrapped in a lightly charred tortilla, you’ll be head over heels for this Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito!

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Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas by Easy Family Recipes
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These Cheesy, Easy Beef Enchiladas are made Tex-Mex style by rolling seasoned ground beef into soft corn tortillas, then smothering them in red enchilada sauce and lots of melty cheese. A kid-friendly dinner made for busy weeknights!

Get the Recipe: Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas

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I love to share recipes with real ingredients that are both sweet and savory (especially sweet:) My mission with Gimme From Scratch is to inspire you with recipes that will bring your families together in the kitchen. I'm introverted at heart but know how important socializing can be for maintaining good relationships, when writing not only am looking forward to sharing information - It's also building connections between readers who love good food as much as I do!

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  1. These all look like great options! I’m especially interested in those steak nachos. And the salad! I’d actually love to try them all. 😀

  2. I just had to drop by and say that this birria quesataco with consome recipe is amazing! The tender, flavorful meat combined with the cheesy goodness is absolute heaven. The consome takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. Think I will try the carne asada next.

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