Machaca beef tacos(sonoran shredded beef tacos)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
5 Pounds Beef Top Round, Cubed

1 Cup New Mexican Hatch Chiles, cleaned and chopped

1/2 Cup Jalapenos, Minced

1 Cup Tomatoes, Seeded & Diced

1 Cup Onion, Chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt

1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Paprika

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

1/4 Cup Cilantro, Chopped


  • Place the Top Round in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Simmer covered until tender.
  • Add additional water as necessary to keep meat covered during the cooking process.
  • Remove meat from pot, reserving liquid. let cool just to be workable, then remove fat. Shred the meat(It should be tender enough that you can do this with your fingers).
  • Return Shredded meat to stock pot. Add remaining recipe ingredients (excluding Cilantro) and broth.
  • Simmer over medium heat until meat absorbs the broth.
  • Remove from heat, and fold Cilantro into shredded beef.
  • Serve with traditional toppings.



Mamalou, 30/06/2010

This was delicious....I did cook my beef in the crockpot...fall apart tender...nice and spicey!!!

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