beef meximelt

Beef Meximelt

May 9, 2022 7 Comments

Spice up your normal taco night with a beef meximelt instead. They’re super cheesy and absolutely delicious.

Beef Meximelt

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

If you’ve ever had a Beef Meximelt before from Taco Bell consider yourself very lucky.

They removed it from their menu in 2019 and I was not okay with that decision at all.

finished beef meximelt

Unfortunately, no one at Taco Bell cares how I feel about it. So I was left with no choice but to make my own at home.

Thankfully the recipe is super easy so I can have them anytime I want.

beef meximelts done

Now keep in mind this is my version of a beef Meximelt.

I put my own spin on it of course. But it’s as close to the real deal as you can get.

There’s nothing worse then when a restaurant pulls and item that you love from their menu.

taco seasoned ground beef

If you’ve been missing the Taco Bell Beef Meximelt, too, I hope you give this recipe a try. Don’t forget to dunk it into this Copy Cat Taco Bell Quesadilla sauce, too!

I know you’re going to love it!

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How to spice it up!

It’s very easy to spice these Meximelts up if you like the heat. Here are a few ways to do that:

opened jar of salsa with shredded cheese
  • Use Hot Salsa instead of mild
  • Replace either the cheddar or monetary jack cheese for pepper Jack
  • Add some diced jalapeños
  • Use a spicy/hot flavored taco seasoning packet

Try any one of those options or use them all together to get some real heat into this dish.

Do I really have to shred the cheese myself?

Yes, you absolutely have to shred the cheese yourself. 

It’s a must for this recipe. Don’t take a shortcut here and get the pre shredded cheese in a bag.

shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese

There’s all kinds of chemicals in there like cellulose that keep the cheese from clumping.

That anti clumping stuff is also going to stop the cheese from melting properly.

taco seasoned ground beef on top of shredded cheese and salsa

For this recipe to be the best, the cheeses need to be able to melt perfectly.

Take the extra time to shred the cheese yourself. It will be totally worth it.

Beef Meximelt Ingredients:

beef meximelt ingredients
  • Taco seasoning packet
  • Ground beef
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Monetary jack cheese, shredded
  • Salsa
  • Tortillas


First make the ground beef according to the instructions on the taco seasoning packet.

taco seasoned ground beef in skillet

Now lay down one tortilla.

large four tortilla

Lay some of the shredded cheddar and monetary jack cheese down on the tortilla.

flour tortilla with cheese

Then add some salsa.

flour tortilla with cheese and salsa

Next add some of the ground beef.

flour tortilla with cheese, salsa and taco seasoned ground beef

Now roll the tortilla up like a burrito. (See the below video if you need a visual.)

meximelt rolled up

Lay the beef Meximelt seam side down onto a hot cooking sprayed skillet.

mexielts getting browned in a pan

Toast the Meximelt over medium high heat until it’s nice and golden brown on both sides.

browned meximelts

You can also wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds.

diagonally cut beef meximelts

Cut them on a diagonal and serve warm with Taco Bell Copycat Quesadilla Sauce.

stacked meximelts

Beef Meximelt recipe video

Beef Meximelt

A recreation of the incredible Beef Mexielt from Taco Bell.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican


  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 packet Taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Salsa (mild, medium or hot)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monetary jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 large Flour Tortillas


  • first, cook the ground beef according to the directions on the taco seasoning packet.
  • Now place the 4 large tortillas down. Add both of the cheeses down onto the tortilla. Try to distribute the cheese evenly between the 4 tortillas
  • Then evenly distribute the salsa on top of the cheese and do the same for the beef.
  • Roll the tortilla up like a burrito. Place them seam side down onto a hot pan that's been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Cook the tortillas for just a minute or two on each side or until the tortilla browns.
  • Cut them on a diagonal and serve warm
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • Karmib May 10, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    What was the dip you used at the end?

    • Al Dente Diva May 10, 2022 at 1:52 pm

      I’m gonna post it today. It’s a simple quesadilla sauce

  • Taco Bell Copycat Quesadilla Sauce May 10, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    […] It goes perfectly with so many things beyond just quesadillas, too. I loved it on my Beef Meximelt! […]

  • Anonymous May 12, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    All of your recipes look wonderful, they make me want to try them all asap!

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