Beef Tacos & Creamy Slaw

Juicy ground beef tacos with a homemade taco seasoning mix. The tacos are served with a creamy and crunchy cabbage crunch slaw.

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This is my go-to ground beef recipe for for taco tuesday. Juicy grass-fed ground beef seasoned with my homemade taco mix and cooked with veggies and bone broth. The ground beef is so juicy and full of flavor! Tacos are served with the easiest cabbage crunch slaw with an avocado oil mayo dressing.

Make sure to check out my keto burrito bowls and shrimp tacos once you master this recipe!

How To Make Ground Beef Tacos

To make the beef tacos, start by cooking the onions, mushrooms, peppers, and celery in a pan with some avocado oil. Once the veggies have cooked for 10 minutes, add the garlic and cook another 3-5 minutes until the veggies are soft. Meanwhile make the homemade taco seasoning mix by adding the smoked paprika, chile powder, and other spices in a small bowl and mix well.

Add the taco mix to the veggies and cook for a few minutes so the essential oils can bloom. Next, add the ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon, and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook until the ground beef is almost all the cooked through then add the bone broth. Bring the beef mixture to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, or until thick and saucy.

Make sure to check for seasoning after the beef has been simmering for 10 minutes, you will probably need more salt. You can make the ground beef filing ahead of time and re-heat when ready to serve.

Creamy Cabbage Coleslaw

This cabbage slaw pairs so well with the tacos because it’s crunchy and acid, and cuts through the richness of the tacos. Just add the sliced cabbage, grated carrots, and green onions to a large bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

The dressing is totally rustic, but so tasty! Scoop in 3 heaping tablespoons of the avocado mayo directly over the cabbage slaw along with the juice of half a lime. Mix very well and check for seasoning. You can make the cabbage 15-20 minutes ahead of time because it won’t get too soggy.

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Beef Tacos with Creamy Coleslaw

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef taco, coleslaw, slaw, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Bobby Parrish

Ground beef tacos with homemade taco seasoning mix and crunchy cabbage slaw.



For the tacos:

  • 1 medium size yellow onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • avocado oil

For the taco seasoning mix:

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

For the Slaw:

  • ½ head red or green cabbage finely sliced
  • 1/2 bunch tuscan kale finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and grated
  • ½ bunch green onions finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

For the Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon maple or date syrup
  • 2 teaspoons stone grond mustard
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry or apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil mayonnaise


  1. Mix all the taco seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. For the tacos, preheat a large pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms, celery, along with ½ teaspoon salt and a couple cracks of pepper, cook for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 3 minutes. Add the beef, taco seasoning mix, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and raise the heat to medium-high.

    Break up the beef well and cook until the meat is almost cooked through, add the bone broth, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until thick and saucy. Check for seasoning, you may need more salt and set aside.

  2. Make the slaw by adding the cabbage, kale, carrots, green onions, walnuts, and salt to a large bowl.

  3. To make the dressing, add all ingredients, except for the oil and mayo to a bowl and whisk well. Add the oil while whisking well, then add the mayo and whisk until very creamy. 

    Check for seasoning, you may need more sweetness, sour, or to thicken up, add more mayo.

  4. Toast the tortillas or warm in the oven, place some slaw in the tortilla and top with the beef mixture. Enjoy!

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