Smacktastic Tacos

People love tacos for good reason! It can feed a large family, tastes amazing, and is incredibly simple to put together. Every time I make tacos at home, we eat so many in one sitting cause it is so hard to stop. Here is a smacktastic taco, so good you are going to be smacking your lips happily. The best part of this dish is the cilantro dressing….it is truly incredible! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cook time – 15 minutes
Ingredients for Meat and Assembling: 
  • White corn tortillas – the small ones 🙂
  • Spring mix (a.k.a salad leafs) – 1 bag
  • Beef Shoulder (Cut for tacos meaning small beef chunks) – 650 g
    • I get this from the Spanish Store in the packaged meat section
    • ALTERNATIVELY, get ground beef!
  • Red Onion (Finely Chopped) – 1 cup
  • Garlic (Minced) – 3/4 tsp
  • Garlic Powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Cayenne Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Olive Oil – 2 tsp
  • Cilantro (Roughly Chopped) – 1 cup
Ingredients for Taco Dressing: 
  • Cilantro (Finely Chopped) – 1.5 cups
  • Lime Juice from 2 limes
  • Sour cream – 1/2 cup
  • Olive Oil – 1/3 cup
  • Garlic (Minced) – 4 tsp
  • White Sugar – 4 tsp
  • Distilled White Vinegar – 1/4 cup
  • Low-Fat Milk – 1/4 cup


  1. Mix the taco dressing ingredients in a bowl and set aside
  2. Heat oil in a deep dish pot
  3. Add the onions and garlic. Saute for 8 minutes
  4. Add the beef shoulder mini pieces. Saute till all the beef redness has gone
  5. Add the garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt. Mix for 5 minutes
  6. Put the cooked beef in a serving bowl
  7. Assembling the taco:
    1. Take a serving plate and place a tortilla on it
    2. Place some salad leafs (spring mix) on it
    3. Take a tbsp of the cooked beef and place above the salad leafs
    4. Take 2 tbsp of the taco dressing and pour over the beef
    5. Garnish with some coriander.
  8. Enjoy 🙂



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