Salpicon de Res Recipe/ Shredded Beef Salad

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Popular throughout Central America & Mexico, Salpicón is a refreshing salad that is great as a topping for tostadas or wrapped in fresh corn tortillas. Easy to make in large quantities for parties and family gatherings.My Mom made this for me with my Tia Anita...I loved it,it was so good,yum !!!


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4-6 servings
25 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 3 lb
    beef flank or skirt steak
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
  • 1-2 tsp
  • ·
    salt and pepper -- to taste
  • 3-4
    tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 3
    serrano chiles, chopped or minced
  • 3-4
    avocados, chopped
  • 1
    whole queso cotija,it is crumbly/crumble by hand

How to Make Salpicon de Res Recipe/ Shredded Beef Salad


  1. Add the beef, onion and salt to a large pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until meat is very tender. Remove the meat and reserve the stock for soup or other recipes. Shred the meat with your fingers when it is cool enough to handle.
  2. Add the olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper to a large bowl and whisk together. Add the tomatoes, sliced onion and chiles and toss together. Set a side for a few minutes to let the vegetables marinate.
  3. Gently toss the shredded beef and avocados with the marinated vegetables and adjust seasoning.Add the crumbled Cotija Cheese. Spread on a serving platter and serve chilled or at room temperature with warm tortillas,or Tostadas or some Lettuce,like a lettuce wrap
  4. Salpicón can also be made with chicken (salpicón de pollo), seafood (salpicón de mariscos) or tuna (salpicón de atún).
    Other possible additions: chopped lettuce, chopped cucumbers, olives, pickled jalapeños.
    Garnish with lime wedges, cilantro and crumbled queso fresco if you like.
    Substitute lime juice for the vinegar for a more tropical flavor.

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About Salpicon de Res Recipe/ Shredded Beef Salad

Course/Dish: Beef, Salads
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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