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Recipe: beef tacos with pomegranate guacamole

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Beef tacos with pomegranate guacamole serving suggestion

beef tacos with pomegranate guacamole

A 2013 National Beef Cookoff recipe winner in the Craveable Fresh Beef and Fresh California Avocado Recipe category is a tasty addition to our Taco Tuesday recipes.


  • 1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 fresh California Avocados, peeled, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 2 teaspoon hot chili oil, divided
  • 8 corn tortillas (6-inch diameter), warmed
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup low-fat crumbled queso fresco


  1. For guacamole, mash 1 avocado in small bowl with fork; add pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Mix well; set aside.
  2. Slice remaining avocado and drizzle with remaining lime juice.
    Cut beef lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add half of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Repeat with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining beef. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  4. Top each tortilla with equal amounts beef, avocado slices, red cabbage, queso fresco and guacamole.

Nutrition information per serving: 503 calories; 26 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 12 g monounsaturated fat); 90 mg cholesterol; 300 mg sodium; 32 g carbohydrate; 8.5 g fiber; 37 g protein; 9.7 mg niacin; 1.0 mg vitamin B6; 2.0 mcg vitamin B12; 3.1 mg iron; 38 mcg selenium; 7.0 mg zinc; 126.3 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of iron.