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Corned Beef Tacos

Corned Beef Tacos

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex


You can also fry the tortillas until they are crisp and have Corned Beef Tostada’s.



  • For Tacos:
  • Prepared Corned Beef
  • 86” corn tortillas
  • Curtido
  • Mustard Seed Salsa
  • For Corned Beef:
  • 2 pound package of corned beef with the picking spice packet
  • Guiness Stout (enough to cover the corned beef, I used 3 cans)
  • Curtido:
  • 1 package ready to use cole slaw mix
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • Mustard Seed Salsa:
  • 1teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons whole mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. For the Corned Beef: Place corned beef in crock pot. Sprinkle the space packet over the meat. Pour in enough beer to cover the meat.
  2. For the Curtido: Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and combine. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate until serving.
  3. For Salsa: sauté onion in olive oil until translucent. Allow to cool. Place water and mustard seed in a small non stick saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduced heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes. Place in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cool water. Allow to drain. Place mustard seeds, sautéed onions, green chilies, vinegar, garlic, and salt in a small bowl. mix throughly. Sore in a non-reactive container in the refrigerator until serving.
  4. To Assemble Tacos:
  5. Heat tortillas. You can microwave them, heat them on a skillet, or fry them.
  6. Place 1 1/2 – 2oz of corned beef on each tortilla, top with curtido, and mustard seed salsa.


Prep and cook time do not include cooking the corned beef.

Keywords: tortillas, corned beef, tacos, mustard seed, Guiness Stout beer, cole slaw mix