This Beef Taco Recipe is the perfect way to elevate your Taco Tuesday! With a flavor-packed cilantro slaw and delicious avocado cream, these ground beef tacos are anything but boring. Naturally gluten free with dairy free and vegan options.
If I had to pick one type of recipe to create 100 or more versions of it would be a toss up between tacos, bowls and pizza.
(No, it wouldn't be quinoa recipes. I've already done that. :))
Today, I'm sharing another taco recipe favorite with you. This Beef Taco Recipe with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Dressing is out of this world. The first time a made them, hubby commented four times that they were incredible. Since he gets tacos in one form or another at least once a week, that is pretty remarkable.
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I love the acid in the meat sauce, the subtle kick of the cilantro slaw and the coolness of the avocado dressing.
Speaking of the dressing, unless you tend to us a lot on your tacos, chances are you are going to have some left over. I recommend using them for wraps, bowls or thinning a little with water, buttermilk or oil to make a salad dressing.
I always try to start the week with a versatile dressing like this that I can use to quickly create meals throughout the week.
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Beef Taco Recipe with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream
- ½ cabbage sliced thin
- 1 onion sliced thin
- 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne papper
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 pound ground beef or Beyond Meat Crumbles
- For Serving
- 12 corn tortillas organic
- Queso Fresco optional
- Avocado Cream
- Combine cilantro, lime juice, oil, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until combined.
- In a large bowl toss together cabbage, onion and jalapeno. Toss with dressing. (If you are making this ahead, plan to use green cabbage or the color can run.)
- In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, avocado oil, paprika and cumin.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Brown beef over medium high heat, breaking up with the back of a spoon. Alternatively, heat Beyond Meat Crumbles according to package directions. Stir spice mixture in and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Heat tortillas in a dry skillet.
- To serve, add beef to tortillas. Top with slaw, queso fresco and avocado cream.