Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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

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

Directions
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

Ingredients
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

Directions
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! 

4 comments:

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

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

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

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