Mexican Beef Recipes

Ground beef, shredded beef, or even carne asada—this collection features all of our most popular Mexican Beef Recipes!

More collections: Mexican Chicken Recipes, Mexican Soups, Mexican Desserts

Collage of Mexican Beef Recipes

Mexican Entrees with Beef

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!

Beef Flautas topped with guacamole and tomatoes on a white plate

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.

More Helpful Recipes: We have a few other recipes that many Mexican dishes call for  Red enchilada Sauce,  Green Enchilada Sauce, Taco Seasoning, Flour Tortillas 

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. 

    • Jalapeno Peppers
    • Cayenne Peppers
    • Red Chili Flakes
    • Hot Sauce 
    • Hot Salsa

Ground Beef

Ground Beef

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 Course Ground 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.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Soup Taco Soup Recipe
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!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Appetizer Loaded Nachos Recipe
These Loaded Nachos Are Piled High With Chips, Beef, Beans, Cheese, Pico De Gallo, And Avocado. They're The Perfect Game Day Food, Are Easy To Make And Are So Easy To Customize Based Off Of Your Favorite Nacho Toppings.
Total Time: 27 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course Taco Pizza Recipe
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.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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hamburger dip in white bowl with tortilla chips
Appetizer Hamburger Queso Recipe
A cheesy, hearty, party dip made in the crockpot with only 4 ingredients! Served with tortilla chips, this hamburger queso dip is always a hit at parties.
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Soup Albondigas Soup Recipe
Albondigas soup is a delicious Mexican recipe filled with meatballs, vegetables and spices! Packed full of flavor, this simple Albondigas soup is sure to become a favorite. 
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.92 from 35 votes
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Ground Beef Casseroles

Ground Beef Casseroles

We also love to use ground beef in some of our favorite Mexican casseroles…

Main Course Dorito Casserole Recipe
Everyone loves this crunchy and flavorful Dorito casserole. It's layered with lots of meat, cheese and (of course!) nacho cheese flavored Doritos!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Main Course Taco Casserole Recipe
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.
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.88 from 70 votes
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Main Course Taco Pie Recipe
A super simple and delicious recipe for Taco Quiche. { lilluna.com } Ground beef, sour cream, taco seasoning, cheese and biscuit mix make this delicious recipe!!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Main Course Enchilada Casserole Recipe
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!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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More Beef

More Beef

Also, keep in mind that many other pork and chicken Mexican recipes can be subbed with beef. 😉

Let’s not forget these other favorites…

Main Course Beef Flautas Recipe
Tortillas filled with meat and cheese and fried to perfection! Crispy, flavorful flautas are a delicious dinner for everyone!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Main Course Carne Asada Recipe
Carne asada is the perfect Mexican flavored meat to add to tacos, burritos, salads, or quesadillas. It's tender, flavorful, and juicy.
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Main Course Steak Fajitas Recipe
You know those sizzling fajitas you see at restaurants? You can make them at home! It may seem intimidating, but this steak fajita recipe couldn't get any easier!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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Main Course Beef Empanada Recipe
Our favorite Mexican dish - Beef Empanadas in Red Chili sauce. This crispy, airy taco made from dough and filled with red chile sauce, shredded beef, and olives is one of our favorite Mexican recipes!
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Main Course Beef Enchiladas Recipe
Shredded Beef Enchiladas Made with Just 6 ingredients! This easy dinner idea is a crowd pleaser and is filled with corn, beef, green chiles, cheese and covered in red sauce.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.84 from 12 votes
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Main Course Carne Asada Tacos Recipe
Juicy grilled carne asada loaded in tortillas with all of your favorite toppings! This recipe makes perfectly seasoned steak tacos that everyone is going to enjoy.
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Steak Fajita Pizza
Main Course Steak Fajita Pizza Recipe
Steak Fajita Pizza - a delicious Mexican Style pizza! Recipe includes a prepared pizza crust, a homemade sauce, flank steak, bell peppers, cilantro, cheese, and any other topping you like!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course Green Chile Burritos Recipe
The easiest Green Chile Burritos require just a few ingredients, including a seasoned chuck roast and 505 green chile sauce. The whole family loves them!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Main Course Mexican Beef Stew Recipe
Hearty Mexican Beef Stew that's filled with vegetables and tender beef. It's a flavorful twist on a classic!
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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