Salpicon (Mexican Chilled Beef Salad)

What is Salpicon?

These lettuce tacos are a refreshing summer dish made with shredded beef, tomatoes, onion, and chile tossed in vinegar, then topped with sliced avocado and homemade peanut-chili sauce!


You'll need chuck roast, fresh lettuce heads, and a few other simple ingredients to make this easy recipe.

Step 1. Bring the chuck roast to a boil in a large pot of water. Then reduce the heat and let simmer.

Step 2. Shred the chuck roast using 2 forks and set the shredded beef aside to cool completely.

Step 3. Combine the beef, vinegar, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, serrano, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4. Place guajillo peppers and arbol chiles in a bowl. Add hot water and soak for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5. Drain the chiles using a strainer and reserve their liquid. Place the rehydrated chiles in blender.

Step 6. Add olive oil, sesame seeds, salted peanuts, and garlic powder, and blend until smooth.

Step 7. Assemble the tacos using the lettuce leaves as "tortillas". Then add the beef mixture, drizzle with sauce, and top with sliced avocado.

Enjoy this recipe on its own or with a side of Homemade Tortilla Chips for a bit of crunch!

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