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Beef tacos are central to many a festive feast! Who knew there were so many ways to prepare them? Vary the seasonings, toppings and tortillas to suit a variety of taste preferences.

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By GadgetGirl

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Servings 6
Cooking time 260

  • BEEF:
  • 3 medium dried ancho chiles*
  • 2 large dried guajillo chiles
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 pounds chuck roast, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican Coca-Cola (cane-sugar sweetened) or another cola (not diet)
  • TACOS :
  • 12 to 24 (6-inch) tortillas, warm
  • ACCOMPANIMENTS:
  • Avocado, diced
  • Red onion, diced small
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Pickled jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • Crema Mexicana or regular sour cream

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  • 4 large ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 4 dried chipotle chiles, stemmed
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 15 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 6 (1-pound) beef short ribs, English-cut and bone-in
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Warm corn tortillas
  • Cilantro sprigs
  • White onion, finely chopped
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh salsa verde
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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 12 taco shells
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded American or Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, if desired
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Beef braised in a flavorful liquid until tender, then shredded and made into tacos with a bright, crunchy cabbage c...

  • BEEF:
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 ounces dried ancho chiles (4 to 6 chiles) stemmed, seeded, and torn into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 cloves garlic, lightly crushed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 pounds boneless beef short ribs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • CABBAGE CARROT SLAW:
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, cored and sliced thin, about 6 cups
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 18 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 4 ounces queso fresco, crumbled, about 1 cup
  • Lime wedges for serving
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

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Cover flank steak on one side with the pickled jalapenos, then turn over let sit at room temperature, covered for 1...

  • 1 flank steak, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 cup pickled jalapenos, including the carrots and onions that come in the jar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons salsa de arbol
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more, as needed
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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • Butter, for spreading
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend, shredded
4.6/5 (133 Votes)

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce (I used Taco Bell, medium)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) packet dry taco seasoning mix (I used Taco Bell)
  • 1 (12-count) box hard taco shells, broken and divided
  • 2 to 3 cups Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream, jalapenos, seeded and diced tomato, green onions, or black olives, for serving
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  • 1 (7-ounce) bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed
  • 1 pound hamburger, browned
  • 1 package taco seasoning, mixed according to directions
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
4.4/5 (64 Votes)

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Slow-Cooker Braised Brisket or Machaca is the perfect main course for filling scrumptious tacos with

  • MARINADE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi sauce or 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (3 to 4-pound) beef brisket, trimmed, and cut into 3 large pieces
  • BRISKET:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion, about 1 large
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, about 1 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • TOSTADAS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded slow-cooker braised brisket, heated, about 3 1/2 cups
  • 8 (4-inch) crisp corn tostada shells
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 4 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese, about 1 cup
  • lime wedges, for serving
5/5 (1 Votes)

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  • RANCHERO SAUCE:
  • 1 (6-pound) boneless flat-cut beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke, any variety
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar or can of roasted piquillo peppers or roasted red peppers
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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When beef carnitas simmer all day in the slow cooker, The meat will be so tender it pulls apart with a fork, Specia...

  • 2 to 3 pounds beef chuck or rump roast
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, with liquid
  • Corn tortillas
  • Your favorite taco toppings: shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, etc.
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4/5 (69 Votes)

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  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal, pulsed briefly in food processor
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
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  • PICO DE GALLO:
  • 2 cups tomato, diced
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 jalapeños, or to taste, seeded and minced
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • FAJITAS:
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds flank steak
  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground chili
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Sour cream
  • Tortillas
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