Beef Taco Recipe

The beef taco recipe is a Mexican tradition. This recipe is quite easy to make.

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I'm going to start you off with my homemade mexican beef recipe.

After you have prepared the Mexican beef recipe you can use it to make beef tacos as well as beef enchiladas.

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If marinated grilled fish tacos topped with creamy avocado sauce sounds interesting to you, you might want to check out our Baja fish taco recipe or our Southwest Grilled Shrimp Taco Recipe.

We also have a Shrimp Taco Recipe, a grilled Margarita Shrimp recipe, and a Mexican Shrimp Recipe that is a take on Shrimp Scampi.

These are great when the craving for fish strikes.

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Beef Taco Recipe


  • 1 1/2lbs.mexican beef
  • Shredded or chopped head or romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 lb. mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • slices of tomatoe
  • hard (formed) taco shells
  • guacamole optional
  • sour cream optional


Hold two taco shells up on a plate with one hand.

With a slotted spoon, scoop up and drain the beef and put it into the taco shells, filling them about 1/3 to 1/2 full.

Next add the lettuce, tomato, and a small hand full of cheese. If you decide to add the guacamole and/or sour cream, do it after the lettuce and finish off with the cheese.

This taco recipe is perfect served with refried beans and rice. Let's not forget to add a little salsa too!

How would you like to serve your tacos in a bowl? If that sounds interesting, check out my taco soup recipe. It's delicous and easy. You throw everything into one pot and you are done.

Looking For Soft Tacos? Look No Further!

Try our soft taco recipe here.

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Made your apple pie recipe yesterday. Absolutely the best!! And no gap! Your spice mixture was just right.

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Hi! I just wanted to say that your tortilla recipe/video is pretty much the greatest thing ever! I'm a college student, so it's a really great/cheap thing to make. They're especially good with butter, honey, and brown sugar.

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-C.M. from 
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Karlovac Croatia

Just to let you know that I found your website and love it. We have very limited Mexican produce in Australia and I am enjoying making your recipes.

I have made your enchilada sauce a few times now.  We all love it and have managed to find pinto beans at our central markets. Good Job. Well done.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I stumbled upon your website today as I searched the web for flour tortilla recipes. I made these just after viewing your video, and five of us devoured them.

SO DELICIOUS. And easy to make! I am most grateful to you for this simple, tasty recipe. Your video was a useful tutorial.

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-Terri M from Florida Keys
Where good Mexican food is hard to find.

Just made your enchilada sauce recipe and that's what I've been looking for. I like the fact it has a little heat but not too much so my kids will eat it. Thank you for posting the recipe. i am turning leftover turkey into turkey enchiladas tonight but the star is really the sauce. Thanks again.

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