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Forget "Taco Tuesdays." We want tacos everyday, forever. And not just ground beef in a crispy shell—we're talking about soft, homemade flour and corn tortillas cradling a galaxy of fresh ingredients. From fajitas, pastor, and barbacoa, to breakfast tacos, huitlacoche, ocotopus, and anything else you can imagine—if it fits in a tortilla, it's a taco.

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By DreiFromBK

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (8 Votes)
Barbacoa Beef Tacos with Two Sauces 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 240

  • 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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  • BRAISED PORK BELLY:
  • One 2-pound piece of meaty pork belly
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup melted lard or shortening
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 white onion, coarsely chopped
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  • 1/4 cup Mexican beer, like Negro Modelo
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
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  • TACOS:
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
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  • 1 large egg, beaten
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  • 1/2 small white cabbage, shredded
  • Radishes, very thinly sliced
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  • CHIPOTLE CREMA:
  • 3 tablespoons chipotles in adobo
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Salt
  • CHUNKY GUACAMOLE:
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
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  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
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  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinto beans, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
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  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
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  • Bottled hot pepper sauce
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  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce (I used Taco Bell, medium)
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  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) packet dry taco seasoning mix (I used Taco Bell)
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  • 1 (7-ounce) bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed
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  • 1 large white onion, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup guajillo chile powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 large or 2 small chipotle chiles and 1 to 2 teaspoons adobo from canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch slices
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  • Pink Chile Mayonnaise:
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  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 head savoy cabbage (I used regular cabbage), finely shredded
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves picked
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped
  • 3 limes, cut into wedges for garnish
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 chipotles in adobo, plus 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce
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  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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