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Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Barbacoa Tacos with Creamy Lime Slaw

slow-cooker sweet and spicy barbacoa tacos with creamy lime slaw Entree Mexican
Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Barbacoa Tacos with Creamy Lime Slaw
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

This shredded beef taco bowl is packed with powerful barbecue flavor for an American twist on a Mexican classic. Topped in a cool and complementary lime slaw with just the right amount of crunch, this set-and-forget dinner is an easy weeknight win. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 12, 2019

Ingredients

2
lb boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 4 pieces
1
package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ beef barbacoa slow cooker seasoning mix
1
cup chopped onions
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
3/4
cup barbecue sauce
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
3
tablespoons mayonnaise
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2
teaspoons honey
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
cups shredded green cabbage
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
package Old El Paso™ soft flour tortilla bowls

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix beef, seasoning mix, onions, garlic, jalapeño chile, 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce, the water and vinegar. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours, or Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Transfer beef to cutting board; shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker with remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Stir to combine.
  • 2
    To make slaw: In medium bowl, beat mayonnaise, lime juice, honey and salt with whisk. Add cabbage and cilantro. Toss to coat.
  • 3
    Heat tortilla bowls as directed on package. Using slotted spoon or tongs, lift beef out of cooking liquid; divide among tortilla bowls. Top with slaw.

  • Make the slaw just before serving to ensure a creamy, crunchy texture.

Expert Tips

  • For extra heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeño chile.
  • When handling hot chiles, be sure to wear kitchen gloves to protect your hands. Be careful not to touch your face or eyes, as the seeds and membranes of chiles can cause burns. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling chiles.
  • Barbecue sauces vary a great deal from brand to brand. Some are extremely sweet, while others are more on the tangy side. Always taste barbecue sauce before adding it to a dish to make sure you like the flavor.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Taco Bowl
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
12g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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