Pulled Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 8
Pulled Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo
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2 medium Yellow onion (sliced in half rounds)
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 kg Beef, short ribs, bone-in, lean
1 cup Barbecue sauce
1/4 cup Soy sauce
1/4 cup Rice vinegar
1/4 cup Maple syrup, pure
1/2 cup Water
1 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp Ginger, ground
3 medium Tomato (diced, for pico de gallo)
1 small Red onion (diced, for pico de gallo)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped, for pico de gallo)
1/2 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh) (for pico de gallo)
1 pinch Salt (for pico de gallo)
8 medium shell(s) Taco shell
1 avocado(s) Avocado (diced, for topping)
1/4 cup Sour cream, vegan (for topping)


In medium-sized pot, fry the onions with the oil and salt until golden. Remove the onions and set aside. Return pot to the heat.

Cut the ribs between the bones (but do not remove the bones) and brown on each side, in the same pot. Brown the meat in small batches. If the pot is overcrowded, the meat will steam instead of browning.

When all the meat has browned, add the onions back into the pot.

Pour in all the sauce ingredients over the meat, and mix to combine. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook over a very low flame for 3 hours.

Remove the meat from the sauce and shred. (If the meat does not fall apart easily, you need to cook it for longer.) Discard the bones and any lumps of fat.

Return the meat to the sauce and keep warm until ready to assemble the tacos.

Meat keeps well in either the refrigerator or freezer.

To prepare the Pico de Gallo: Mix all the ingredients together.

Best served immediately, but you can make and refrigerate a few hours ahead.

Spoon the pulled beef into the taco shells.

Top with pico de gallo, avocado and non-dairy sour cream.

Eat and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 534
Calories from fat 265
Calories from saturated fat 79
Total Fat 29.5 g
Saturated Fat 8.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.5 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 1304 mg
Potassium 1014 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Sugars 21.6 g
Protein 31 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.4
Meat 1.9
Milk Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 1.2

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