Spicy BEERbacoa Tacos

This manly taco is stuffed with beer-braised beef barbacoa, spicy chipotle salsa and queso fresco. Wash down with a MANgarita—a shot of aged tequila served with an ice cold bottle of Mexican beer.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Beef

1
fresh beef brisket (not corned beef), 2 to 3 lb, trimmed of fat
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
3
cloves garlic, cut in half

Chipotle Salsa

1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup Mexican beer
2
canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

Caramelized Onions

1
teaspoon vegetable oil
1
large onion, sliced (3 cups)

Taco Shells and Toppings

16
Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff™ taco shells, heated as directed on box
1
cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced

  • 1 Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Season brisket with salt and pepper on both sides. Add 2 teaspoons oil to skillet. Cook brisket in oil about 3 minutes on each side or until brown. Carefully transfer brisket to slow cooker, and add garlic.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in blender, place chipotle salsa ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed until smooth. Pour half of salsa into slow cooker (about 1 cup). Cover and refrigerate remaining salsa. Cover slow cooker; cook on High heat setting 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until brisket is very tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, add 1 teaspoon oil; heat over high heat. Stir in onion slices. Reduce heat medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until onions are caramelized, about 15 minutes. Remove from skillet; cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4 Remove brisket from slow cooker, and shred with fork. Reheat caramelized onions. Spoon brisket into each taco shell, and top with caramelized onions. Spoon 1 tablespoon reserved salsa over each; top with queso fresco and avocado.

Expert Tips

To make a MANgarita: Pour a shot of aged tequila. Open a bottle of Mexican beer. Serve with a lime wedge and a pile of coarse salt.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (taco only)
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.