This Mexican Shredded Beef has incredible depth of flavour! The sauce is actually wealthy and thick, and there’s Lots of it. Fantastic for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas, stacked at the top of Mexican Red Grain or stuffed in rolls to create sliders!
Get this to around the stove, oven, slow oven OR pressure oven (Instant Pot). 100% freezer friendly!
Mexican Shredded Beef
I’ve got a “thing” about shredded meats. I simply love the way it functions just like a mop for sauces, so every mouthful is really juicy.
From Shredded Chicken Tacos to Pulled Chicken Nachos, Shredded Beef Ragu Pasta and Chicken Pot Cake, Chicken and Grain Soup to Crispy Chinese Shredded Chicken, if the eating experience is much better once the meat is shredded – I shred it.
And Mexican Shredded Beef helps make the cut – tenfold!!
The sauce with this Mexican Shredded Beef is packed with big flavours – and there’s Lots of it!
Things to make with Mexican Shredded Beef
The good thing about this Mexican Beef is the fact that it’s 100% freezer friendly and can be used as a large number of dishes, which makes it an excellent standby for convenient meals. Here’s only a couple of ideas:
- Tacos (this recipe)
- Nachos – change the chicken within this Shredded Chicken Nachos recipe
- Burritos – freezer friendly!
- Quesadillas – change among the fillings with this beef
- Beef Enchiladas – skip the floor beef/mince filling and spices, only use this beef rather. (Still result in the Enchilada Sauce, make use of the refried beans etc)
- Mexican Plates – Stacked beef over Mexican Red Grain having a big dollop of Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and sour cream, corn around the cob, finish with lime wedges and fresh coriander/cilantro
Some less apparent, mighty tasty ideas
- Sliders – stuffed into bread rolls to create sliders!
- Mexican Toasties – toast bread smear with avocado put on shredded beef top with cheese MELT eat
- Mexican “Empanadas” – make triangles/parcels (such as this)using puff pastry, seal with egg, brush with egg, bake until golden. Try adding corn and black beans to complete it!
- Mexican Cottage Cake – mix through sauted onion, capsicum/peppers, zucchini, corn along with other chopped veg of preference. Pour into casserole dish, then top with mashed potato and bake per this Cottage Cake recipe. Or try Mexican Beef Chicken Pot Cake!
- Mexican Beef Lasagna – layer this beef with tortillas inside a baking dish, top with lots of cheese and bake! I’d complete it with veggies.
- Fully Loaded Mexican Breakfast – make Shakshuka (Middle Eastern Baked Eggs) which, really, is made from completely Mexican flavours, and serve having a generous pile of the beef and warm tortillas. OMG….
- Breakfast Enchiladas – skip the bacon, make use of this beef rather
What gets into Slow Oven Mexican Beef
There’s a lot of spices within this that produces the flavors from the braising liquid which becomes the sauce!
The key component is orange juice – it’s really a significant common component in Mexican cuisine. For instance, it’s utilized in Carnitas (Mexican Slow Oven Pulled Pork) and also the marinade for Chicken Fajitas.
It doesn’t result in the broth taste orangey whatsoever – it totally transforms when slow cooked, and adds a little sweetness and flavour in to the sauce.
Steps to make Slow Oven Mexican Beef
The making part is extremely straightforward and mostly hands off time:
- Cut beef into big pieces and sprinkle with spices
- Sear strongly: browning = flavour on the meat as well as in the sauce (in the brown stuff on the bottom of the pot)
- Add anything else in to the pot
- Slow prepare around the stove, oven, slow oven or pressure oven until break apart tender
- Toss into the sauce
- Transfer to serving platter
- Eat in preferred form! (Tacos within this situation )
Shredded Beef Tacos
Here’s things i use to create a simple Shredded Beef Tacos spread- something that’s super quick to put together:
- This Mexican Shredded Beef
- Warmed or charred tortillas
- Pico de Gallo (Authentic Mexican Salsa)
- Sour cream
- Lime wedges
- Fresh lime wedges
- Fresh coriander/cilantro leaves, whole or finely chopped
You won’t require a separate sauce as this shredded beef is really juicy and saucy.
So really, for those who have a load of the Mexican Beef on hands, then you’re just fifteen minutes from THIS taco spread because all you need to make may be the Pido de Gallo (and when that’s very hard, just slice some tomato plants!!) – Nagi x
Watch steps to make it
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