Slow cooked beef tacos with slaw
Fresh Food, Recipes
Blogged by: Food by Lucy 31 Aug 2022

: makes 8 - 10


Pulled beef
  • 1kg chuck steak
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 bunch of coriander roots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground chillies
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tin of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • Juice of half an orange
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 head of red cabbage
  • 1/2 head of white cabbage
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • Handful of fresh coriander
Other ingredients
  • Tortilla taco wraps
  • Olive oil for frying
  • coriander leaves
  • Fresh red chilli, finely sliced

  • First roughly cut the chuck steak into big pieces. Heat a cast iron pot, add a drizzle of olive oil and sear all sides of the beef until golden. Remove and set aside.
  • Finely slice the onions and garlic and in the same pot, sauté until they start to colour. Add all the spices along with the tomato paste. Stir.
  • Then add the red wine, stir and cook for 2-3 min.
  • Add the tin tomatoes, bay leaves and place all the beef back in the pot. Mix and add the stock. Place the lid on and cook in a 160 degree oven for 3 hours. Every so often stir.
  • Remove pot from oven and carefully remove just the beef pieces. Place it on a board and using two forks, shred it. Place it back in the pot. Turn oven up to 200 degrees and cook for a further 30-45 min or until the liquid has reduced by half.
  • To make the slaw, finely slice both cabbages and add to a bowl. Add roughly chopped the coriander, finely sliced spring onions and chilli along with the red wine vinegar, mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Mix it all until it’s combined.
  • In a non- stick pan, fry the tortilla wraps in a small drizzle of olive oil until both sides have coloured.
  • Spoon beef in the centre of the tortilla, place a handful of slaw on top and garnish with fresh coriander and sliced red chillies!


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