Beef for Tacos

"This simple recipe is so flavorful and delicious when served in soft tortillas with guacamole (see my Aztec guacamole recipe, for example) and/or salsa."
photo by lazyme photo by lazyme
photo by lazyme
photo by steve in FL photo by steve in FL
photo by Melissa and her Pan photo by Melissa and her Pan
photo by Jessica K photo by Jessica K
photo by Jessica K photo by Jessica K
Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • Place sliced beef strips in medium saucepan. Cut the onion and garlic in quarters. Add to the beef in the saucepan. Add salt and the water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered, slowly for 1 - 1 1/2 hours until the beef is very tender (check from time to time to make sure it hasn't boiled dry).
  • Serve beef with warm soft tortillas and Aztec guacamole (posted separately).

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  1. Creation In Hope
    This is a very good starter for tacos. Myself and my family loved this as a start to making some amazing tacos. We are pretty spoiled when it comes to tacos and we love having chunks of steak in them. This is something that everyone should definitely try. We had this and then we had a pan of heated refried black beans, chopped green onions, salsa, chips, tortillas, taco shells, and of course you can't forget the three different types of cheeses. The making of tacos is half the fun of eating them.
  2. lazyme
    This was really good. I was surprised how much flavor there was from the simple ingredients that made my kitchen smell great. I used the beef for a taco salad and we really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, Nan. Made for CQ4.
  3. Melissa and her Pan
    This was very good! Made the house smell fantastic. Next time I think I will cut the onion a little smaller, and add some green bell pepper, but that's just personal preference. I can't wait to try this in a burrito (or chimichanga)! The guacamole was great, too. I think you can see the beef peeking out from under it just a little bit in my sorry photo. :)
  4. Jessica K
    hubby really liked this. the meat still had plenty of liquid and was tender. i used a ribeye as it was all i had in the freezer. i also added a little bit more spices but that's it. very nice and mild meal. thanks PanNan!!
  5. Chef SuzyQ
    This was FABULOUS! And so easy to make--I went to a grocery in town that has really good meat and got the sirloin already sliced for stir-fry. The only change I'd make for next time would be to maybe add a can of chiles or some jalapeno. I took one of the reviewer's advice and served it with white onion slivers. We'll make this again!



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