Incredibly juicy and tender meat, try this Taco Shredded Beef Recipe! Use for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, taco bowls or salads, nachos, or tostadas.

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Serve the meat shredded in warm tortillas with your favorite toppings for the BEST summer tacos.

Taco Shredded Beef Recipe

We love this recipe because it’s so easy to grill, and set out the toppings! Serve with an EPIC Chips and Dip Board appetizer (or on the NEW size of tray–below!)

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Friends, have you tried Trader Joe’s shaved beef? We love it for this Taco Shredded Beef Recipe, perfect for a taco spread. It’s also great to serve in the middle of a taco board if you’re hosting a large group.

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Microplane Zester Grater

We served tacos on this night last week, and everyone LOVED the beef tacos!

Oh, and by the way, we LOVE this Microplane Zester Grater [AFFILIATE LINK]. It’s all stainless with a blade for zesting citrus and grating cheese.

We used this tool in this recipe to grate the garlic! VERY COOL TIP!

a white bowl taco shredded beef

What cut of beef is best for shredding?

Our favorite beef is from Trader Joe’s. It’s Trader Joe’s Shaved Beef Steak!

Some shaved steak you find on the market comes from tougher cuts of meat (like chuck roast, shoulder roast, chuck eye roast, or arm chuck roast). Pot roast or brisket is sometimes shredded too.

But we love Trader Joe’s Shaved Beef Steak that is from the cap of the rib eye, so it’s especially tender. Because the slices are so thin, pieces of this shaved beef cook up very quickly.

shredded beef on the grill

How to grill shaved beef steak

This recipe has quick and easy prep:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the marinade.
  2. Add the shredded beef into the bowl and use your hands to coat the shreds with the marinade. Make sure to pull apart the layers of meat for full marinade coverage. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, or up to 12. When you’re ready to cook the meat, make sure it is room temperature.
  3. Preheat your grill to high. Lay meat onto grill in a single layer and cook for 4-5 minutes before turning—in total cook for about 8 minutes.
  4. Allow meat to char slightly for a smokey flavor and delicious caramelization.
  5. Remove meat from the grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving!

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Can you freeze shredded beef?

Yes! This beef freezes very well. Store cooked meat in freezer bags or freezer-safe containers.

Use in tacos, burritos, nachos, soup, and BBQ sandwiches. stews, soups, and chilis.

This recipe serves a crowd—8-10 people—so halve the recipe if you need to!

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Oh, and the salsa tray? You can grab the link in this post, Best Charcuterie Boards to Buy. We love this tray because it’s very lightweight and easy to hold! It holds several bags of chips, too.

close up of homemade salsa, corn salad, beef, and tortillas

The green sauce? It’s Abby’s specialty sauce, and we haven’t been able to pry this recipe out of her yet! But it’s amazing!

Looking for a ground beef recipe? Try this Best Ground Beef Taco Meat recipe.

Happy Taco Making!

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Taco Shredded Beef Recipe

This recipe serves a crowd—8-10 people—so halve the recipe if you need to!

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/2 c brown or coconut sugar, packed
  • 1 c soy sauce
  • 1/3 heaping c toasted sesame oil
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • 1/3 c garlic chili hot sauce, or regular hot sauce will work
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, micro planed

Shredded beef

  • 4-5 lbs shredded beef

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the marinade.
  • Add the shredded beef into the bowl and use your hands to coat the shreds with the marinade. Make sure to pull apart the layers of meat for full marinade coverage. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, or up to 12. When you’re ready to cook the meat, make sure it is room temperature.
  • Preheat your grill to high. Lay meat onto grill in a single layer and cook for 4-5 minutes before turning—in total cook for about 8 minutes. Allow meat to char slightly for a smokey flavor and delicious caramelization.
  • Remove meat from the grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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taco spread with shredded beef, corn salad, salsa, tortillas, and green sauce

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