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8 March 2017

Celebrate the Irish way with this recipe for shredded corned beef served on warmed flour tortillas, topped with a creamy cabbage-jalapeno slaw and homemade thousand island dressing.

Oh yes, we’re going there. CORNED BEEF TACOS. I am part Irish, so I’m allowed to experiment with my traditional corned beef, but you know, aren’t we ALL a touch of Irish this time of year? So I am giving you permission to skip your typical corned beef with potatoes this year and try something completely new and fun.

Yes! CORNED BEEF TACOS! I can’t say it enough. These are super delicious and they put a tasty new spin on tradition.

What we have here is slow cooked corned beef served on warmed flour tortillas with a creamy slaw made from shredded cabbage, onions and jalapeno peppers, then drizzled with a homemade thousand island dressing.

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw - Recipe

For this recipe, cook the corned beef your traditional way, according to the instructions on the packaging. I kept it simple and added it to a Dutch oven with an inch of water and the provided seasoning packet, along with a few other seasonings for extra flavor.

I’d like to complain about something, though.

Why, oh why, is it so difficult to find corned beef the rest of the year? The stuff is AWESOME!

I would absolutely cook corned beef all year long if I could find it. Alas, we’re stuck waiting around for St. Patrick’s Day, so I will enjoy it while it is here. I actually bought 2 of them and am keeping one in the freezer for later.

Do it!

Cook the corned beef at 350 degrees F for about 2-3 hours or so, or until it is fork tender and shreds easily.

The slaw is easy to make and you can whip it together while your corned beef is baking.

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw - Recipe

To make it, shred a cup worth of purple cabbage and combine it in a bowl with a small diced onion and a diced jalapeno pepper. Toss it together with mayo, mustard and apple cider vinegar.

Easy! And tasty!

And please, do not forget the Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe.

Of course you can save time and grab some from the store, so feel free to use your own preferred brand, but I have to say that the homemade version is crazy good and better than anything you will get from the store.

Homemade is always best!

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw - Recipe

All the recipes are included below for you, along with a link to the Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe.

I hope you enjoy the meal. Let me know if you make this and how it turned out! Have a great St. Patty’s Day!

Celebrate the luck of the Irish!

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw - Recipe

Patty’s Perspective

This is absolutely NOT your typical corned beef and cabbage. I would not normally order corned beef and cabbage in a restaurant, but this is DELICIOUS. It uses all the same components, but it’s so different. I love it.

Try My Other Popular Corned Beef Recipes

If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw - Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Celebrate the Irish way with this recipe for shredded corned beef served on warmed flour tortillas, topped with a creamy cabbage-jalapeno slaw and homemade thousand island dressing.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corned beef, spicy, tacos
Servings: 10
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • 2 pound corned beef with spice pack included
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Warmed flour tortillas for serving
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers for serving
  • Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe for serving
FOR THE SLAW
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
Instructions
  1. Add the corned beef to a large pot or Dutch oven along with the spice packet contents, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, garlic and seasonings.
  2. Add about an inch of water and cover. Bake for 2 hours at 350 degrees, or until the corned beef is nice and tender. Uncover and increase the temperature to 400 degrees and bake another 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot and cool slightly. Shred the corned beef with a fork and set aside.
  4. For the slaw, add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well until nice and creamy.
  5. Serve the corned beef on your warmed flour tortillas, then top with the creamy cabbage slaw and drizzle with homemade thousand island dressing. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Makes 10-15 tacos, depending on how much meat you like to include with each taco. I like to use only half the corned beef brisket and save the other half for another recipe.

Heat Factor: Mild.

Try our Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe for serving.

Nutrition Facts
Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw - Recipe

 

4 comments

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Amber, often a corned beef brisket comes with an included spice packet.

  1. If you have a Costco nearby then you can get corned beef year round 🙂
    I’ve tried it several times and it’s great in the crock pot.

  2. Is this real life? An IRISH TACO!? Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this. I. AM. OBSESSED.

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