Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mexican Shredded Beef

Tacos made with a shredded, well-seasoned Mexican style beef roast.

Mexican Shredded Beef For Tacos

Until I started reading up on them, I never knew that authentic Mexican tacos were made using shredded beef, rather than the Americanized version of Tex-Mex style ground beef tacos we are all accustomed to in the United States, and yes, even in our Mexican restaurants.

The other day I was at the grocery store and it happened to be one of the days that they reduce meat, because I noticed lots of yellow stickers from across the aisle in the meat case. So, I wandered over to see what they had and found a great chuck roast for just a couple bucks.

The meat is so incredibly tender and has a nice flavor, even standing on its own, but for a big boost of heat, include some chopped, canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, though be careful. Chipotles are smoked jalapenos, and unless you absolutely know your heat level with them, they can be extremely hot. Once you stack heat into a dish with levels of powders and chilies, you just really can't take it away. Use whatever smoked or roasted chilies you prefer if you'd rather.

Fry fresh corn tortillas into shells and then stuff them, or bake prepared taco shells in the oven if you prefer. You can also just warm corn tortillas or use flour tortillas to make soft tacos.

You can also prepare tacos by stuffing corn tortillas and then deep frying them,

While you may not want to eat fried tacos on a daily basis, these tacos were totally over the top good - it may be hard to go back to tacos made with ground beef again. Just delicious! Besides tacos, use this shredded beef for chalupas, flautas, taquitos, enchiladas, burritos, Mexican pizza and many of your favorite Tex-Mex beef based recipes.

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