Almost every family loves taco night. For Michael’s birthday this year, he requested beef tacos. “Real beef tacos.”
After a lot of research, I ended up putting together a spice mixture that was the perfect blend of spicy, tangy, and even a tiny sweet undertone. The smell and taste were close-your-eyes amazing. One of the keys here is to brown the meat very well. This helps give you those crispy edges that taste so delicious. When you brown the meat, look for a very deep brown. Something like this:
For this recipe, I used my enameled Dutch oven (like the Les Creuset brand). It goes from stovetop to oven. If you don’t own something like this, you can certainly use a slow-cooker. Be prepared for a lot of leftovers–it’s a lot of beef. It freezes beautifully. Or, you can use it for tamales.
If you’re Paleo or on Whole30, you can make and eat this beef alone or paired with some roasted sweet potatoes.Print