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The 15 Best Beefy Tex-Mex Recipes

Beef. Es para la cena. And these 15 recipes offer beef at its best, featured in some of the tastiest Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes north of the Rio Grande...and either side of the Pecos.

1. Carne Asada Tacos

"This was one of the best things I have ever eaten. The flavors were so yummy and fresh. The homemade tomatillo sauce was the best part of the dish and not at all hard to prepare." -- oliviaruby

Carne Asada Tacos

Photo by OkinawanPrincess

2. Slow Cooker Machaca

"Beef and pork cooked in a slow cooker overnight creates the most tender Mexican meat filling ever. Serve with tortillas, cheese, and sour cream." -- TucsonMom

Slow Cooker Machaca

Photo by Milly Suazo

3. Fabulous Wet Burritos

"Very easy, very good wet burritos. Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa." -- Cindy Newell

Fabulous Wet Burritos

Photo by lachiquis

4. Hot Tamale Pie

"While this tamale pie has very little to do with its south-of-the-border namesake, it's a really delicious recipe all the same." -- Chef John

Hot Tamale Pie

Photo by lutzflcat

5. Beef Enchiladas II

"Simple and quick beef enchiladas. Ground beef and onion are wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with Cheddar cheese and black olives, then baked." -- Becky

Beef Enchiladas II

Photo SMClanton

6. Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

"Truly loved this recipe, had to share it with all my friends. It was a bit spicy, but that just made it even more delicioso!" -- pho54

Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

Photo by MomTo6

7. Beef and Bean Chimichangas

"This is an awesome recipe if you like Mexican food! These tasty beef and bean treats are baked instead of fried." -- Nicole


8. Spicy Beef Fajitas

"Traditional fajitas with a colorful twist. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, salsa...I use thick flour tortillas warmed in the oven, Mexican queso, and crema fresca." -- b.a.mudhed

Spicy Beef Fajitas

Photo by SunnyDaysNora

9. Hamburguesas Mexicandas

"These Mexican hamburgers are the best you'll ever have!" -- DonnaB

Hamburguesas Mexicanas

Photo by bd.weld

10. Albondigas Soup II

“I absolutely love this especially when its cold out. I like to add cilantro to the meatball mixture. We eat it with tostadas. Yummy and so easy to make." -- COOKNNRSE

Albondigas Soup II

Photo by Jillian Kuhlmann

11. Seven Layer Dip I

"I had this at a party. This was by FAR the BEST dip I've ever had. All the college boys ate most of it up, but I snuck what I could." -- KLB82

Seven Layer Dip I


12. Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

"This tastes very close to the taco seasoning favored by a very popular fast-food taco restaurant. You can make this at home, and let your family prepare tacos the way they like." -- GVSWIFE

Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

Photo by Lela

13. Mexican Pizza I

"This was fast and easy, delicious. It's so versatile and people can choose their own toppings." -- PAMMYLYN

Mexican Pizza I

Photo by CookinBug

14. South Texas Carne Guisada

"Good Tex-Mex is really hard to find in Tampa, so I crave the flavors I grew up eating. This is a great recipe!" -- babytoothdoc

South Texas Carne Guisada

Photo by Occasional Cooker

15. Taco Salad III

"This is by far the best Mexican-influenced salad I've ever found. It is better on day two!" -- LWOERNER97

Taco Salad III

Photo by Rock_lobster

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