crockpot hawaiian beef and cabbage tacos

Hello!  Did you celebrate cinco de mayo yesterday?  I used a few more latin-ish songs in body pump and made tacos!

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Nothing was very mexican-ish about my tacos though, other than the tortillas.  If you aren’t feeling tortillas you could easily use a hamburger buns or pita as your filling holder, or even just eat the cabbage and beef together (which I did – so good!) and call it a simple and tasty dinner, no holiday required.

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For my hawaiian teriyaki sauce I used this bottled kind, which I’ve used many times with beef and it turns out wonderful every time.  I’ve actually used the same crockpot recipe and method with chicken, and it just isn’t as good, so I do recommend the beef.  The cabbage is basically a homemade coseslaw made with mayo… that’s the only unheatlhy thing about this.  But it’s SO good!  The creamy mayo pairs perfectly with the saucy beef.  The cabbage gives a nice crunch and the hint of green onion (which I grew in my garden!) bring it all together.

I love how super simple of a dinner it is.  I started the crockpot in the morning, then about 10 minutes before we wanted to eat I chopped up the cabbage for the slaw, mixed that up and shredded the beef.  Warm the tortillas and you’re golden.

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Crockpot Hawaiian Beef and Cabbage Tacos

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lb boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 cup hawaiian teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cabbage, chopped
  • 1 -2 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2-1 cup mayo (adjust as needed)
  • 1 tsp natural cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • small tortillas (I used a corn-whole wheat combo)

Directions

  1. Add the beef and hawaiian sauce to the crockpot.  Cook on low for 8 hours.  Once done, remove any excess fat and shred the beef.  Place the beef in a bowl, leaving excess sauce in the crockpot.
  2. Combine the chopped cabbage with the green onion, mayo, sugar and lemon juice.  Start with the smaller amount of mayo and add as needed.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Warm the tortillas for  about 20-30 seconds in the microwave, then serve everything together.  Fill your tortilla with beef then cabbage and devour.

What did you eat last night?

Heather

4 thoughts on “crockpot hawaiian beef and cabbage tacos

  1. I love crockpot meals and will be trying this out on the family this month! You are right about starting conservatively with the mayo on cabbage – it always takes much less than you think it will. When I make homemade slaw, I always try to give it some time to let everything moisten up nicely.

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