Shredded Beef

Shredded beef can be used in enchiladas, tacos, and many other dishes that call for either beef chunks or ground beef.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 5 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 3 small jalapeño peppers
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 lbs. top sirloin
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 bottle (8 oz.) Italian salad dressing


  • Peel and mince the garlic. Cut the tomatoes into 1" pieces, reserving the juice. Remove the stems and seeds from the jalapeños. Remove the stems from the cilantro.
  • Place all the ingredients in a heavy pot. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 hours.
  • Remove the meat from the broth, let cool, and cut into 2" cubes. Shred with forks or in a food processor. Discard broth.