The 15 Best Beefy Tex-Mex Recipes

Beef. Es para la cena.

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos | Photo by OkinawanPrincess

It’s beef’s best. Fifteen of the tastiest Mexican, Tex-Mex, and just-plain-ol’-Americanized-Mex dishes north of the Rio Grande…and either side of the Pecos.

Slow Cooker Machaca

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Slow Cooker Machaca

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“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

Fabulous Wet Burritos

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Fabulous Wet Burritos

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“Very easy, very good wet burritos. Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.” — Cindy Newell

Hot Tamale Pie

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Hot Tamale Pie

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“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

Beef Enchiladas II

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Beef Enchiladas II

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

Kris’ Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

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“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

Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Beef and Bean Chimichangas

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

Spicy Beef Fajitas

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Spicy Beef Fajitas

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“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

Hamburguesas Mexicandas

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Hamburguesas Mexicanas

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“These Mexican hamburgers are the best you’ll ever have!” — DonnaB

Albondigas Soup II

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Albondigas Soup II

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“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

Seven Layer Dip I

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - 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

Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

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“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

Mexican Pizza I

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Mexican Pizza I

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“This was fast and easy, delicious. It’s so versatile and people can choose their own toppings.” — PAMMYLYN

South Texas Carne Guisada

Beef's Best Mexican Recipes - South Texas Carne Guisada

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“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

Taco Salad III

Best Mexican Beef Recipes - Taco Salad III

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“This is by far the best Mexican-influenced salad I’ve ever found. It is better on day two!” — LWOERNER97