Salpicon Recipe

Salpicon is an ideal party recipe, also known as Spicy Mexican Beef Salad. Learn how to make/prepare Spicy Mexican Beef Salad by following this easy recipe.
Salpicon Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.0 / 10 (3 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 4 lb Fully trimmed beef brisket, section (flat cut)
  • 8 Cups beef stock
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 2 Canned chipotle chiles
  • 2 tsp Salt

    Salpicon Dressing:
  • 2 tbsp Reserved beef broth, from boiled brisket
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/3 Cup chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 6 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp White vinegar
  • 1 tbsp onions, minced
  • 4 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • Fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

    Salpicon Salad:
  • 4 Small roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Ripe avocados, diced
  • 6 Ounces monterey jack cheese, in small cubes
  • 1 Medium red onion, diced
  • Radishes ,cut in roses for garnishing
  • 1/2 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
How to make Salpicon:
  • Prepare brisket in a Dutch oven or in a small stockpot, combine beef with onion, stock, bay leaves, garlic, chipotles, salt and peppercorns, mix well.
  • Bring mixture to a boil on high flame, skimming off the foam.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 3-1/2 to 4 hours till the meat is falling-apart tender.
  • Let it cool for about 30 minutes in cooking liquid.
  • Reserve 2 tbsp cooking liquid for salad dressing and place the remaining into the refrigerator for soup or stew.
  • Pull the meat apart into shreds.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine reserved brisket liquid, chipotles, lime juice, vinegar, ketchup, olive oil, onion, garlic, salt and pepper to make the dressing.
  • Take a bowl and mix brisket with about 3/4 of the dressing in it.
  • Transfer the brisket to a serving platter or bowl and toss it lightly with tomatoes, onion, cheese, avocados, and cilantro.
  • Sprinkle additional dressing over the top to make the mixture moist.
  • Garnish Salpicon with radish roses.

Reviews and Ratings:
Laura in New Mexico posted 22/01/2012
This is a fantastic recipe and very true to my experience in Mexico. I have made it several times. Even Mexicans ask for the recipe. You can't do better than that. THANK YOU!!