Taco ‘Bout Delicious – Happy National Taco Day!

I am fixing brisket tacos. It’s one of my family’s favorite meals. Towards the end of the brisket’s cooking time, I heat up the tortillas, prepare the toppings and cook some Mexican rice. I set the table for a family-style dinner . . . platters of sliced brisket, tortillas, toppings and salsas. We pass around the platters and make our brisket tacos. This is a family meal that I can count on . . . it’s always delicious and lots of fun!

My favorite taco essentials:

Brisket Cooking Tips:

  • Low heat
  • Moist heat
  • Slow cooking . . . 8-10 hours
  • Slice thinly for the tacos.

Serve with:

  • Best-quality flour tortillas
  • Best-quality corn tortillas


  • Shredded Romaine lettuce
  • Diced Farmers Market tomatoes
  • Diced Avocado
  • Minced Cilantro
  • Queso Fresco cheese
  • Grated Cheddar cheese
  • Green Salsa
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Limes, cut into wedges for garnish

Taco ‘Bout Delicious!

Brisket Tacos

Brisket tacos are my favorite family-style meal. Something about serving a meal family-style creates a festive mood. And the brisket tacos are delicious!


  • 2-3 pounds Flat cut Brisket
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 29-ounce can Muir Glen® organic fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3 dried chiles
  • 1 T. ground cumin
  • 1 T. ancho chile powder
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 T. red wine vinegar


  1. Place the brisket in a slow cooker.

  2. Saute the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and saute for 30 to 60 seconds.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the onion/garlic mixture. Pour over the brisket and cover.

  4. Cook the brisket on low heat for 7 to 8 hours.

  5. Remove the brisket and place on a cutting board to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas in a double boiler with a piece of aluminum foil placed under them. Prepare the toppings and place them on serving platters and bowl.

  7. Thinly slice the brisket against the grain. Place on a serving platter.

  8. Set the table and arrange the platters on it.

  9. Serve family-style. Enjoy!

For serving: corn and flour tortillas For toppings: thinly shredded Romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, Queso Fresco cheese, cheddar cheese, diced avocado, fresh cilantro, wedges of limes, red salsa, and green salsa