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Asian Braised Beef Tacos

Test Description

Dietary Restrictions

  • gluten_free


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F degrees.
  2. Fabricate the beef into two inch cubes and pat dry with a paper towel. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven, to smoking point and sear the meat in a single layer in batches; turning to brown all sides. Remove meat and set aside.
  3. Sauté the garlic in the same pot, then add both soy sauces and Organic Light Brown Sugar. Stir to dissolve the Organic Cane Sugar and simmer for a few minutes. Add in the beef, water, and the rest of the spices and bring to a boil.
  4. Slowly stir in the cornstarch slurry and boil for another few minutes. Skim the surface of any fat if needed.
  5. Cover the Dutch oven with its lid and braise in the oven until fork tender, about 4-5 hours.
  6. While the meat is cooking, make the pickled onions by combining all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside.
  7. To make the sesame slaw, combine the sesame dressing and Organic Blue Agave in a large mixing bowl. Toss in the shredded cabbage and coat evenly.
  8. When the beef is cooked, remove from the pot and shred with a fork. Strain the braising liquid. Place the shredded meat in a holding container and add some braising liquid to keep it moist and discard the rest.
  9. Heat the corn tortillas on a flat top grill, and keep warm.
  10. To assemble, place 1.5-2oz of shredded meat in the center of the warmed corn tortilla. Top with the sesame slaw, pickled red onions and sprigs of cilantro.

Recipe Yield: 48 servings (Large Size Recipe intended for catering or foodservice occasions. Cut recipe in half for smaller yield.)

Recipe Source: Chef Tanya Duyongco


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 lbs beef chuck roll trimmed of fat
  • 24 garlic cloves (smashed)
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 2 cups low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups Wholesome Organic Light Brown Sugar
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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 10 pieces star anise
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp cornstarch diluted in 2 tbsp water
  • 96 corn tortillas
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • For Pickled Onions:
  • 2 large red onions (julienned)
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar
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  • 2 tbsp Tabasco Sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • For Sesame Slaw:
  • 2 whole cabbage heads (shredded)
  • 1 cup sesame dressing
  • 2 tbsp Wholesome Organic Blue Agave
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