Asian-Inspired Beef Tacos

Asian-Inspired Beef Tacos

Serves 8

Toasted sesame oil adds its abundant flavor to this unusual and delicious cross-cultural recipe. Hearty beef and shiitake mushrooms richly flavored with garlic and ginger are topped with shredded cabbage. Simply dress the tacos with a squeeze of lime, if you like.

Ingredients: 
  • For the Filling
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 (1 1/4-pound) eye of top round steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 3/4 cup shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • Asian Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • For the Tacos
  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 8 (8-inch) flour or corn tortillas, warmed
  • 3 cups thinly sliced cabbage or coleslaw mix
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Method: 

For the filling, whisk together tamari, lemon juice, black pepper, oil and water in a wide, shallow dish. Add beef, mushrooms, onions, garlic and ginger, turn to coat all over with marinade, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.

Meanwhile, for the sauce, put oil, tamari, lemon juice, water and ketchup into a small bowl and stir to combine; set aside until ready to use.

For the tacos, drain beef and mushroom mix, discarding the leftover marinade. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and mushrooms and stir-fry until beef is no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.

To serve, spread each tortilla with a bit of the reserved sauce. Arrange beef down the center, top with cabbage and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:370 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 32g protein
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