Beef chili tacos are basically soft tacos that are incomparably better than any packaged taco kit you’ll ever find in any store anywhere. Try them and see for yourself.
Beef chili tacos. It’s what happens when spicy chili con carne meets all of your fave taco fixings.–Angie Zoobkoff
Beef Chili Tacos
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- 30 M
- 2 H, 30 M
- Serves 6 to 8
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This beef chili taco filling was easy to put together and super tasty. It didn't pack a punch in the spiciness department but it was still delicious. So delicious. The meat comes out very tender after cooking for 2 hours. The acidity of the lime on the tacos makes this tender meat pop with flavor. I only used one fresh jalapeño, and would definitely use a second one next time. I also used Japones instead of anchos. I think anchos are not as hot as Japones but I still didn't find the meat spicy. I used a chuck blade roast and the beef bouillon cube. The meat was completely done and very tender after 2 hours of simmering.
This recipe is quite possibly the holy grail of taco meat. Amazing. The aroma of the chiles filled my kitchen and transported me back to Texas. I thought this would be a drier result, like carnitas, but you are left with a deep red silky sauce that coats your tortilla in comforting heat. It doesn't get any better than this. I used guajillo chiles and Modelo beer. I did not spoon off any drippings or oil (there wasn't much). The chiles and water became a paste in the food processor because much of the water evaporated during the boil. The liquid barely covered the meat. I considered adding more beer but did not. It proved to be just right in the end. The meat was tender after 2 hours and the liquid turned into an amazing deep red gravy-like sauce. It was the perfect amount and consistency to envelop the meat. We used small corn tortillas warmed one at a time in a small pan barely rubbed with oil. Served with pickled jalapeños; a relish mixture of cilantro, onion, and lime juice; pico de gallo; and crumbled Cotija cheese.