Buffalo-Style Beef Tacos

Mark Boughton
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 11 mins

This recipe is from Morgan Hanrahan of Olympia, Wash., who competed in the 2007 National Beef Cook-off with her dad, John. We thought this also would be good with ranch dressing in place of the blue cheese.


1pound extra-lean ground beef
1/4cup Buffalo-style barbecue sauce
8 taco shells
1cup thinly sliced lettuce
1/4cup bottled reduced-fat blue cheese dressing
1/3cup shredded carrot
1/3cup chopped celery
2tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Brown ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until beef is not pink, 8 to 10 minutes, breaking up with a spoon. Pour off drippings. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cook and stir 1 minute until thoroughly heated.
  2. Heat taco shells according to package directions.
  3. Spoon beef mixture into taco shells. Add lettuce; drizzle with dressing. Top with carrot, celery and cilantro.

Recipe courtesy of Cattlemen’s Beef Board and American National CattleWomen, Inc.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 10
  • Calories 270
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 1230mg
  • Potassium 150mg
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 24g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Vitamin A 50%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 15%