A quick pickled slaw takes these ground beef tacos on a trip from Mexico to Asia.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Sesame Garlic Beef Tacos

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Stack tortillas and wrap in foil. Heat tortillas in oven 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain fat and set beef aside.

  • Add sesame oil to skillet. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds over medium heat or until lightly browned. Stir in crushed red pepper. Stir in soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return beef to skillet; heat through.

  • To serve, spoon beef onto tortillas. Top with Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Slaw. Serve with lime wedges and chile sauce.

Nutrition Facts (Sesame Garlic Beef Tacos)

500 calories; 23 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 1062 mg sodium. 535 mg potassium; 45 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 20 g sugar; 25 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 253 IU vitamin a; 14 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 13 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 83 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Slaw

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  • In a medium bowl whisk together vinegar, sugar, and salt. Add cucumber and cabbage. Stir to combine. Let stand at least 15 minutes or up to 6 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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Reviews (7)

39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2017
My husband added a bit of peanut butter to the meat sauce and it was a geat addition! We like using hot sauce instead of pepper flakes in this to spread the flavor out, since it's a quick dish. The toasted sesame oil is a must! Don't overmarinate the veg, you want to keep them crispy.
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2017
Ok, this is seriously good and so easy to make! As long as you have ingredients on-hand (sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, the cabbage), you're golden. This is easily, an under-30-mins to get on the table.
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
love this recipe!
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Rating: 1.0 stars
01/25/2020
Worthless. Incomplete without the slaw recipe. ZERO stars
Rating: Unrated
01/30/2017
Excellent combination of flavors! I couldn't find my red pepper flakes after I got that far in, so I used a few dashes of a Mexican hot sauce. (I'm sure the flakes will show up before the next round!) And seriously, I could - and did - eat the quick pickle cukes & cabbage all by itself
Rating: Unrated
05/19/2015
I pulled this out of the magazine and realized I had all of the ingredients. It was so easy to make and delicious. I have made this recipe with ground turkey, pulled chicken, and tofu all have been delicious substitutes!
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Rating: Unrated
05/10/2016
I'm with Karen Olson-Russell: great and super-easy.  Our tortillas weren't very warm after just 10 minutes in the oven, though.  We'll probably keep them in the oven for at least 15 minutes next time (and remember to put the plates in a separate oven to warm up!).  My husband, who doesn't really like cucumbers, actually said how much he loved the pickled cucumbers and cabbage over the meat: "This is perfect!" I believe were his exact words!  Remember to use a mandolin to slice the cucumbers.  :-)
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2015
This was great and super easy. I might try with ground turkey next time.