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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beer Braised Beef Taco Boats

 These Taco Boasts are fun and are filled with highly seasoned beef that is cooked for 3 hours until fork tender!!  When the tortillas are baked in these fun pans, it makes a great and fun dish!!
Beer Braised Beef Taco Boats

  • 8 dried red New Mexico Chile's (Anaheim)
  • 1 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 gloves of garlic
  • 1-14oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz Corona Extra Mexican Beer
  • 2.5 lbs of top round roast
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans
  • olive oil
  • corn tortillas (2 per person)
  • low fat cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 avocado
1. Stem, seed and tear the chiles into about 1 inch pieces. Place in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let stand until softened, about 20 minutes. Drain.
2. Place chiles in blender or food processor. Add onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and the canned tomatoes with juice to the blender. Process until smooth. Add beer and stir until blended. Set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
4. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven. Season roast with salt and pepper and add to the dutch oven. Brown on both sides about 7-8 minutes each
5. Pour in sauce from the blender to cover the meat and bring to a simmer. Cover, place in oven and bake for 3 hours.
6. Add black beans and bake for another 30 minutes until meat is tender and can be shredded with a fork (fall apart tender)
7. Remove the meat, place on a cutting board, shred the meat using two forks. Place meat back into the sauce, stir until all the meat is well coated with sauce.
8. Wrap the corn tortillas in a paper towel and place in microwave to soften. Cook on high for 30 seconds
9. Tortillas will be limber and can be dropped into the pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
10. Pop them out of the pans and place on plate. Fill with about 1 cup of the meat mixture, (pile it high)!! Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, jalapeño slices and avocado!!
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Healthy Trivia on this dish:

1. Top Round Steak is a leaner cut of meat
2. Black Beans are more nutritious than pinto beans and contain more fiber. They are higher in protein and have lower levels of cholesterol. 
3. Corn tortillas are only 90 calories for two
4. Of course, baking the tortillas is better than frying
5. Olive oil and avocados contain good fats (monounsaturated fat)
6. Only 12 oz of beer was used which is about 148 calories.  Divided by 6 servings=25 calories per serving.  Worth the extra flavoring!  And well worth the result of extra tender beef:))


  1. Your tacos look amazing. That's a neat pan to make the boats. Bet everyone loved them.

  2. The tacos look delicious! Feel free to deliver some to my house at 11:45 A.M. lol

  3. Hi Evelyn~ Your taco boats love great! I have always thought about buying a pan like that but never have....think I need to go buy one:) So many great Beer recipes...and so many different kinds of Beer! Lynn~ Chili Dogs:)

  4. OMGosh! These look so, so good! These will definitely be making appearance on my menu plan soon. :)

  5. You're good! love this! Making this next week!

  6. Thanks for linking-up, Evelyn. This certainly sounds good and spicy!

  7. Yum! I can't believe I'm going to say it, but I wish I had this for lunch instead of my roast beef po'boy (my favorite type of po'boy). Craving some Mexican food right now!

  8. Great recipe! I am vegetarian BUT i bet I can make these just as good with beans and your awesome sauce!!! I am hosting at my site today at ttp:// swing by if you can!

  9. This sounds delicious ~ pinned!!

  10. This is a great meal! I love Taco anything and I know that my hubby will go crazy for this! I found your cute blog on Cast Party Wednesday's!!

  11. Y U M ! ! ! :) I'm totally drooling over here (lol) Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

    Happy 1st day of Spring, Evelyn!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely one!

  12. This looks great! I'm always looking for a new taco recipe!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday. These tacos look amazing!

  14. Tacos! We love tacos at our house! We will definitely have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing!

  15. These tacos will definitely make a hit in my family. I'm definitely going to make these.

    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  16. Awesoem. What a great spin on traditional tacos. Hubby would love these.

  17. I love that you have added the calorie benefits!! I have pinned it to make, it sound absolutely awesome, especially the fall apart bit. I have a cast iron fry pan that I love, and better still it is value for money as it will last for ever, not like the teflon coated ones you get anywhere.

  18. Looks very tempting & yummy. I love the way you present it too! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a good weekend.


    I love tacos and these look amazing!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  20. these tacos look so good ! and i love that pan.

  21. Evelyn you are amazing an seemingly indigent recipe that is actually not high in calories. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  22. Um .... hello?! I need to make this one too! LOL. I also heard or read somewhere that peppers are actually good for speeding up your metabolism! I love me some Mexican food and a lighter version is right up my alley :)

  23. Hi Evelyn,
    What a great plate of Tacos, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. I always go away hungry after visiting you! Good thing there is dinner in the oven but wow does that sound yummy! Thanks!

  25. This looks perfect for a fiesta! Thanks for sharing on Domestic Superhero's Thursday Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

  26. yum yum yum! WOW fun are the shell shape {silly right?} - but dang these look great!

  27. Thanks for linking this up--I've been thinking about your recipe since you posted it. Thought the beer theme was really fun!

  28. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ Hope your week is going great!

  29. Love how you made a sauce with the tomatoes then cooked everything together. Great flavor. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  30. These tacos look amazing!! Cannot wait to try these. I'm a sucker for a taco. :D Pinned via PinMe Link Party!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))