• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 10
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    Touchdown Tacos with Mezcal-Lime Coleslaw

    Touchdown Tacos with Mezcal-Lime Coleslaw are easy to make at home and feature Chef Aarón's signature style with the bold flavor of TABASCO Original Red Sauce for a spicy kick in every bite.


    Ingredients
    For the Tacos
    8
    guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded
    3
    pounds
    boneless beef short ribs
    1 1/2
    tablespoons
    kosher salt
    1 1/2
    tablespoons
    cacao powder
    2
    tablespoons
    vegetable oil
    1
    cup
    coarsely chopped yellow onion
    1
    cup
    coarsely chopped celery
    1
    cup
    coarsely chopped carrots
    2
    cloves
    coarsely chopped garlic
    1
    cup
    tomato paste
    1
    cup
    red wine
    4
    cups
    beef stock
    2
    teaspoons
    ground cumin
    1
    teaspoon
    freshly ground black pepper
    1 1/2
    teaspoons
    dried mexican oregano
    10
    tablespoons
    TABASCO Original Red Sauce
    *
    corn tortillas
    *
    chopped onions, garnish
    *
    Chopped cilantro, garnish
    *
    lime wedges, garnish
    For the Mezcal-Lime Coleslaw
    1/4
    cup
    Mezcal
    1/2
    cup
    granulated sugar
    1/4
    cup
    lime juice, freshly squeezed
    1/4
    cup
    orange juice
    1/4
    cup
    apple cider
    1/4
    cup
    Chopped Cilantro
    1
    pound
    store bought coleslaw mix
    *
    salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    Preheat the oven to 325°F.
    Lightly toast the chiles in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat for 30 seconds on each side, just until they become fragrant but not blackened. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
    Season beef with salt and cacao powder. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a dutch oven, or other heavy pot, with a lid over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add meat and sear for approximately 3 minutes on each side, working in batches to avoid crowding if necessary, until the pieces have formed a uniformly brown crust. Add more oil to the pot, as needed, to prevent burning. As the pieces are ready, set aside on a plate.
    Reduce the heat to medium. Using the same pot, add the onion, celery, and carrots and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, then add the tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
    Pour in the wine and stock to deglaze the pan, making sure to scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the toasted chiles and turn the heat to low. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for approximately 5 minutes, until the chiles have softened and are pliable.
    Add the cumin, pepper, oregano, and Tabasco Sauce. Return the meat to the pot and cover. Transfer to the oven and cook for approximately 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
    Heat the mezcal in a sauté pan on medium heat until it flames (be careful because the flame can get pretty high!) and the alcohol burns off. Once the flame dies down, add the sugar and heat until dissolved. Add the lime and orange juices; bring to a boil and reduce by half. Remove from heat and let it cool. 
    In a large bowl, combine juice mixture with apple cider vinegar and cilantro, then toss in coleslaw mix and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 
    Remove meat from sauce with tongs. Using the tongs or forks, shred the meat. Strain the sauce, and once the meat has been shredded, incorporate some of the sauce back into the meat. Taste and add salt, if necessary. Build tacos, adding the meat first and then coleslaw. Finish with chopped onions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedge.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 10
    OK

    Categories 

    BeefFamily-friendly

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