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two ginger beef tacos with peanut sauce and trimmings
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Ginger Beef Tacos with Peanut Sauce (30 minutes)

Ginger beef tacos have spiced beef, crunchy veggies, and tangy peanut sauce. Make this Asian-inspired, 30-minute taco recipe tonight!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 492kcal


Ginger Beef

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (grated on a microplane)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (450 grams)
  • ½ lime (juiced; roughly 1 tablespoon)
  • ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

Peanut Sauce

  • ¼ cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons water (to thin out; add more as needed)

To Serve:

  • 8 small tortillas
  • 3 cups savoy cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup radishes thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves torn


Ginger Beef

  • Add olive oil to a large nonstick pan. Add the ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the beef to the pan and break up with a spatula. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the lime juice, worcestershire, soy sauce, honey, and lime zest. Stir and cook for 7-10 more minutes, until beef is cooked through and sauce is mostly absorbed into the beef.

Peanut Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a salad dressing shaker or a mason jar, and shake until completely combined. Add more water as needed to thin out sauce.


  • Spoon ginger beef onto tortilla. Top with veggies, and drizzle with peanut sauce. Enjoy!


  • Peanut sauce may be prepared up to 1 week ahead. Bring to room temperature before serving and add additional water as needed to thin it out.
  • Cabbage + radishes may be pre-chopped up to 5 days ahead.
  • Ground beef may be cooked up to 4 days ahead or frozen for up to 3 months.



Nutritional Information: 2 small tacos
Calories: 492 • Fat: 21g • Sat Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 60mg • Carb: 48g Fiber: 5g • Sugar: 10g • Protein: 33g


Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 60mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g