A lot of our Mexican dishes use chicken, but trust me when I say that beef is just as delicious in these flavorful recipes! The recipes I have listed in this collection use ground beef, shredded beef, and freshly cooked and sliced beef. So depending on what you have on hand, there are plenty of options!
Before I list the recipes, here are a few tips that will help simplify your cooking and ensure your Mexican beef recipes turn out tasty!
Tips for Beef Recipes
Ahead of time: Have frozen shredded or ground beef on hand. Whip up a large batch. Once the meat has cooled, portion it into 1 lb increments. Store in freezer safe containers for 3-4 months. When you’re ready to make a recipe simply grab the premade meat, thaw, and start cookin’.
Not only can you make the beef portion ahead of time, but many of the recipes can be completed ahead of time and stored in the freezer for a quick dinner on a busy day. See the individual posts for more storage details.
Adding heat to your Mexican dishes: Mexican food is often known for its spicy heat. Since some people can handle heat better than others it can be hard to get the right mix. I suggest making a dish more mild, then having optional toppings for those adventurous heat seekers.
Red Chili Flakes
We know that ground beef isn’t always considered a part of Mexican food, but we promise it works great in so many recipes! Here’s proof:
Main CourseGround Beef Tacos Recipe
One of our favorite versions of tacos - ground beef tacos!! They're filled with meat and cheese, fried until golden and topped with lettuce and tomatoes.
One of the EASIEST dinner recipes of all time! This super easy Taco Soup is made from canned chili, beans, corn, tomatoes, and green chiles, plus ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning. All you have to do is dump everything in a pan and simmer. It's ready in under 20 minutes!
This delicious, Homemade Taco Pizza is simple and on the table in under 30 minutes. It's topped with meat, beans, cheese and more making it flavorful and easy to customize based on all the flavors you love most.
This delicious Taco Casserole is like a taco salad in casserole form! With a ground beef and biscuit base, plus layers of sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and olives, this casserole is the perfect way to switch up your dinner routine.
Enchilada Casserole is a comforting family favorite meal, perfect for weeknights. The layers of tortillas, ground beef, beans, corn, and cheese, all smothered in red enchilada sauce will have you coming back for seconds!
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