This is one of those recipes that just plain gets it. Back when I was at high school in California, the local taco trucks were the place to be.
My friends and I would often escape our closed campus school to drive into town for a box full of shredded beef tacos.
Shredded beef tacos are easy to make because you can simply place your beef and spices in the oven and let the beef cook itself to perfection over six hours.
Yes, those taco trucks were convenient but there is nothing like homemade.
I always use achiote paste when cooking Mexican beef this way.
It’s the only way to get that authentic taco truck shredded beef flavour. The natural red colouring looks great too.
Achiote (Annatto) seeds and paste is available at Mexican grocers and many supermarkets. You can also find it online.
I like to use corn tortillas for my shredded beef tacos. You could also use flour tortillas. Top the tacos with pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream or whatever else you fancy.
A word about corn tortillas
Corn tortillas like those you find in the US and Mexico can be difficult to find in other countries. I have seen corn tortillas at supermarkets in the UK but they are not the real deal.
I purchase mine in the UK from The Cool Chilli Company.
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I hope you enjoy these shredded beef tacos. If you do try this recipe, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.