Tender Shredded Beef Sopes Fiesta


Indulge in the authentic flavors of Mexico with our Tender Shredded Beef Sopes Fiesta. These sopes, thick and hearty corn tortillas, are topped with succulently shredded beef, slow-cooked to perfection. Each bite offers a symphony of textures and flavors, from the crispy base to the tender, flavorful beef, finished with a variety of traditional toppings. This dish is not just a meal; it's a celebration of rich, rustic flavors that are sure to transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Mexican cuisine.

Tender Shredded Beef Sopes Fiesta

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (plus time for beef to cook)
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours (for beef)
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 2 sopes per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 500mg


  • 800 grams (28 ounces) beef chuck roast
  • 1 liter (34 ounces) beef broth
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 300 grams (10.5 ounces) masa harina
  • 240 milliliters (8 ounces) water
  • Salt to taste
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Crumbled queso fresco
  • Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Salsa

Method of Preparation

  1. Season beef with salt and pepper and brown in a pot.
  2. Add onions, garlic, and beef broth. Simmer until the beef is tender and easily shredded.
  3. Mix masa harina, water, and salt to form a dough.
  4. Shape into small, thick circles and cook on a hot griddle until golden.
  5. Top each sope with shredded beef, lettuce, tomatoes, queso fresco, and a dollop of crema.
  6. Finish with a spoonful of salsa.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cook the beef slowly on low heat for maximum tenderness.
  • Press a small rim around the edge of each sope to hold the toppings.
  • Experiment with various toppings like avocado or pickled onions for different flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make the sopes in advance?

Yes, sopes can be made ahead and reheated on a griddle before serving.

What other meats can I use?

Shredded chicken or pork are great alternatives.

How do I store leftovers?

Store the beef and sopes separately in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.