Taco Tuesday - Beef Chorizo Tacos with Red Cabbage

This recipe is a recent addition to our Taco Tuesday rotation. I found it in the March issue of Cooking Light, and I love how simple it is to make. I pretty much follow the recipe exactly, but I do swap out soft corn tacos for hard ones because I like the crunch with the ground beef. 

The Topping
I actually start by making the topping. I take a big bowl and whisk up the vinegar, oil, and salt. Then, I chop up the red cabbage and put it directly in the bowl and toss. Normally I'd add some chopped cilantro, but since we didn't have any on hand I swapped in some chopped chives from the garden.

The Filling
I start by browning the ground beef in a skillet. While it's cooking, I prepare the vinegar/spice mixture in a small measuring cup, and then pour it right into the skillet and let it cook until the liquid almost evaporates. Done! 

The Side
Sometimes I like to do mini cornbread muffins with our tacos. I usually bake a batch from a box and freeze a quart size bag's worth to bring out later. When it's time I just let them thaw and then microwave for a bit. This night I also added black beans to our meal. 

Red Cabbage Slaw

1 Tbs. vinegar
1 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
4 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1/3 cup cilantro leaves 

Combine first three ingredients in a big bowl and stir with a fork or whisk. Add in cabbage and cilantro and toss until coated. 

Beef Chorizo

1 lb. ground sirloin (or regular ground beef)
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbs. vinegar
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. paprika
2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown beef (about five minutes). While beef is browning, mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl (or measuring cup). Stir the vinegar/spice mixture into the beef and cook another couple minutes until liquid is almost evaporated. Serve on your choice of tortilla or taco shell! 


  1. You always have THE best taco recipes - delicious!

  2. What time should we arrive? ;) They look delicious.

  3. Oh my lands, this sounds amazing!! I definitely need to add this to my weekly menu. Mmmm...tacos. ;)


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