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Shredded Beef Tacos

    These simple pulled beef tacos are made with warm corn tortillas and topped with creamy avocado, minced onions, and fresh cilantro.

    Shredded Beef Tacos with Cilantro and Onions - The Lemon Bowl

    If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I love frequenting the new Downtown Market here in Grand Rapids. A combination of indoor/outdoor marketplace reminds me of a mini Chelsea Market full of food stalls, local vendors, and more.

    Downtown Market Grand Rapids

    From May – September, there is an outdoor portion with over 50 local farmers selling fresh produce, breads, honey, cheeses and more. Basically, it’s foodie heaven and I am so lucky to live just 10 minutes away.

    Downtown Market Collage - The Lemon Bowl

    Whenever I visit, I try to sneak in a quick bite at Tacos El Cunado located in the indoor portion of the Downtown Market. Authentic Mexican street food, their tacos are made with locally produced corn tortillas, succulent meat or shrimp, and plenty of fresh cilantro and minced onions.

    Shredded Pulled Beef Tacos with Cilantro and Onions - The Lemon Bowl

    That’s it. No shredded cheese, no sour cream, no triple corn quinoa mango salsa. It is simple, delicious and perfect.

    Beef Tacos with Cilantro and Onions - The Lemon Bowl

    Pulled Beef Tacos with Avocado, Onion and Cilantro are my way of bringing the taste of the Downtown Market into my own home. The serving size is two tacos but I certainly won’t be judging you if you decided to triple that.

    No forks required.

    Shredded Beef Tacos with Cilantro and Onions - The Lemon Bowl

    Shredded Beef Tacos

    4 stars
    These simple shredded beef tacos are made with warm corn tortillas and topped with creamy avocado, minced onions and fresh cilantro.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 10 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 8 corn tortillas
    • 2 cups shredded beef
    • 1 avocado (sliced)
    • ½ cup minced onions
    • ½ cup chopped cilantro
    • plain yogurt and hot sauce (optional garnish)


    • Wrap tortillas in a kitchen towel and microwave 20 seconds to warm.
    • Divide shredded beef evenly between 8 tortillas (1/4 cup each).
    • Top each taco with a few avocado slices, 1 tablespoon minced onions and 1 tablespoon cilantro.
    • Serve with hot sauce and plain yogurt.


    Feel free to use any leftover meat or protein you have on hand such as grilled fish, pork tenderloin or pulled chicken.


    Calories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 31.4gProtein: 27.7gFat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 3.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 326mgFiber: 7.6gSugar: 4.2g

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    1. These look totally amazing, and I love how simple the tacos are! I live two blocks from an awesome farmers market so I get to walk there on the weekends but they definitely need more prepared foods, like tacos…I’d eat those by the truck full ;)

    2. These sound wonderful. I would have to forget the onion, because raw onion and I don’t get along well :-( Authentic Mexican food is always a winner with me.

    3. This is so easy and so yummy! I am jealous of that market! I wish our farmers market was open but we wait until June. It’s so nice to have an open air market like that. I just love Michigan for all of that seasonal produce! You are lucky to live there! ;)

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