Living in Southern California it's not very hard to find some of the best tacos in the world. I'm always looking for more taco recipes and this time I decided to whip up some Shredded Beef Tacos that are diabetic-friendly.
There's nothing over the top about this beef taco recipe. Basically it's super easy to make since it is made in your slow cooker AND it is a good option for those fighting with Diabetes like I am.
💭 Disclaimer for Diabetic Recipes
Managing your Diabetes from day to day varies from person to person based on several factors: type of diabetes, age, weight, etc. As a general rule, your best choice will be foods lower in carbs, saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar and sodium. We recommend consulting with a Registered Dietitian about your specific situation.
🌮 How many Tacos per Person
For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings. For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Scoville Rating (Heat)|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000|
💭 Slow Cooker Tip
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
As with any taco recipe, you can top these delicious beef tacos with whatever you want. But make sure the toppings are diabetic friendly if this is important to you.
💭 Recipe Variation
You can use a nice Chuck Roast instead of the Top Round Roast. You can also substitute the serrano peppers for something hotter if you prefer. If you want less heat, I would suggest some jalapeños
For more great recipes that use Corn Tortillas, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Diabetic Shredded Beef Tacos recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Top Round Roast, Yellow Onion, Canola Oil, Serrano Peppers, Garlic Cloves, Salt and Water.
🥣 How to make Shredded Beef Tacos
In a skillet, brown the meat and onions in the oil. Transfer the mixture to your slow cooker.
Add the serrano chilies, garlic, salt and water.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours until the meat is fork tender.
Pull the meat apart with two forks until shredded.
Serve in a corn or whole wheat flour tortilla and optionally garnish with your favorite toppings.
Diabetic Shredded Beef Tacos
- Slow Cooker
- 2 lbs Top Round Roast, cut into large chunks
- 1 large Yellow Onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoon Canola Oil
- 2 Serrano Peppers, chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Water
- Corn Tortillas, or whole wheat flour tortillas
- In a skillet, brown the meat and onions in the oil. Transfer the mixture to your slow cooker.
- Add the serrano chilies, garlic, salt and water.
- Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours until the meat is fork tender.
- Pull the meat apart with two forks until shredded.
- Serve in a corn or whole wheat flour tortilla and optionally garnish with your favorite toppings.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.