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Asian Style Beef Tacos

One of the best things I have found to supplement the lack of bread since moving to a more gluten-free existence (we’re about 80% GF – 20% no) are corn tortillas. Amazingly these guys have so many different uses! While we love a good taco bar as much as the next family – tacos every week would be a stretch. I came across a recipe on A Year of Slow Cooking for Korean Tacos and thought I’d try it out with a few tweaks. I’ve found that I need to hide the beginning stages of preparing meals because I’m met with grumbles of “Seriously? Why are you doing that? It’s not going to taste good…” I won’t tell you who is grumbling… Suffice to say once bites are taken, 9 times out of 10 there is no more complaining. This would be one of those recipes.

Asian Style Beef Tacos


  • 2 pounds beef roast (I used an arm roast)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic chopped or crushed
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil


  • Trim off any visible fat from the meat and throw everything into the slow cooker. Mix so that everything combines. Turn the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours. Once the meat is tender and falling apart, remove from the crock pot and shred it. Return to the pot so that the juices keep the meat juicy.
  • To serve place into toasted corn tortillas (or regular tortillas if you're not gluten-free). Top with shredded cabbage and carrots. We used Greek Yogurt as well.
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Amanda Mouttaki

Curious world traveling, mom of two busy boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and lover of all things Moroccan.

  • Christina

    March 12, 2012 #2 Author

    This sounds yummy Amanda, I think I am gonna have to try it :) Thanks for sharing your recipes.


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