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Slow Cooker Jerk-Inspired Beef Tacos with Mango Salsa

These slow cooker jerk-inspired beef tacos are full of Caribbean flavor, and are served wrapped in tortillas, topped with a sweet mango salsa. The perfect blend of spicy, sweet and savory.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 4
Calories: 444kcal

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Caribbean Beef

  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeños deseeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 lb beef roast see note 1

Mango Salsa

  • 2 mangos cut small
  • 2 shallots diced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro loosely packed
  • ¼ cup lime juice

Assembly

  • 8 small tortillas
  • Greek yogurt

Instructions

Slow Cooker Caribbean Beef:

  • Place all ingredients except beef into a food processor, puree until smooth. Scrape into slow cooker; place beef on top and smear with the sauce.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours, until beef is cooked through and tender. Remove from sauce, shred with two forks. Stir sauce in with shredded beef to taste. Start with ½ cup and add more to taste.

Mango Salsa:

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover until ready to serve.

Assembly

  • Spread tortilla with beef. Top with mango. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt, if desired.

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Notes

1- Feel free to use a brisket, chuck roast, inside round, or blade roast, but any cut of beef will work well for this recipe.
Storage
  • fridge– after cooking, beef can be stored in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 4 days
  • reheat– reheat in a frying pan, or in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes
  • freezer– freeze for up to 3 months
  • thaw– thaw overnight in the fridge before rewarming in a frying pan or in the oven

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g