One of my favorite Pins — EVER!

One of my favorite Pins — EVER!

I found this recipe a few months ago and have put it into my regular dinner rotation ever since. It is crazy easy – and the flavor is so good it is shocking! The original recipe called for 3 ingredients and I can attest, those 3 ingredients are in fact enough! But, in an effort to make it “my own” and add some addition volume to the meal, I have made a few adjustments that work very well.

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First, I add a few more things to the slow-cooker, some garlic salt, garlic and onion.

Next — the real show stopper: my Flash-Pickled Jalapeño Slaw. I urge you not to skip this step – it’s so delicious it will blow your socks off…or curl your eyelashes. The heat of the jalapeño is left out by removing the veins and seeds, unless you get one of those rare stubborn jalapeños that wants to launch a surprise attack and light you up.  The sweetness added to the bright & tangy vinegar, the bit of salt, the crunch and color of the veggies — really, where has this slaw been all of my life?! It really completes the verde tacos in such a way that I can’t imagine them being apart ever again.

Last, I added the sticky Asian rice. It fills up the soft taco tortilla well and soaks in all of the extra juices from the verde beef and the slaw. Magic happens in the rice I tell ya!

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Salsa Verde Beef Tacos with Flash-Pickled Jalapeño Slaw
Yields 12
So easy, so tasty -- just the right amount of heat and a ton of satisfying flavor...this recipe is too easy to taste this good!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 20 min
426 calories
46 g
78 g
12 g
32 g
4 g
243 g
822 g
4 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426
Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 78mg
Sodium 822mg
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Verde Beef Tacos
  1. 2 lbs lean stew meat, cubed (I use grass fed chuck)
  2. 16 oz jar Herdez salsa verde
  3. 2 T dry ranch seasoning
  4. 1 medium onion, sliced
  5. 1 clove of garlic, rough chopped
  6. 1/2 t garlic salt
Flash-Pickled Jalapeño Slaw
  1. 1 jalapeño, cut into matchsticks
  2. 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
  3. 1/4 medium sweet white onion, sliced thin
  4. 1/4 small head of purple cabbage, sliced thin
  5. 1 c apple cider vinegar
  6. 1-2 T cooking oil
  7. 2 T sugar
  8. 1/2 t sea salt
  9. 1/2 t Trader Joe's Everyday seasoning (or another steakhouse style grinder)
  1. 10-12 tortillas
  2. shredded cheese
  3. 1 box frozen white rice, I like Asian-style sticky rice
  1. Place Verde ingredients into a LINED slow cooker. adjust settings to cook the verde beef for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 on low. If meat is frozen, I recommend cooking on high for 8-10 hours. Check the progress of the meat midway through, stir and adjust cooking time and temp if necessary.
  2. During the last 20 minutes of cooking, cook the tortillas, prepare the flash-pickled jalapeño slaw (by adding all of the slaw ingredients to a medium bowl, combining thoroughly and refrigerate until ready to serve), microwave rice and shred cheese.
  3. Place 2 T of rice across the center fold of the tortilla, top with verde beef, cheese and slaw.
  4. Makes 10-12 tacos.
Adapted from Picky Palate
Adapted from Picky Palate
Food for a Year:
I have had several people ask “Where do you get uncooked tortillas?” — I have found these tortillas ((pictured above)) at Wal-Mart in the refrigerator section, usually by the queso fresco. They are not carried at every Wal-Mart, which is frustrating because it is such as excellent product. So if you can’t find them at one store, try another. You may wonder to yourself if these tortillas and the extra effort of cooking is worth it. The answer is a whole-hearted ‘YES!’. There are several reasons and taste is at the top of the list. But, since this post is about “my most favorite pin ever”, I will save the full explanation for another day. 

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I hope this pin, and the extras I have added, to be just as delicious as my family has. Oh, and — do you have a favorite pin?? If so, share the link in the comments below! I would love to read about the winner you have discovered!