Sweet n Sour Beef n Cabbage Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 7, 2013

Sweet n Sour Beef Tacos

Holy delicious…that’s what my husband exclaimed upon first bite. He’s been my food critic all along this crazy blogging adventures, and every now and again we hit a winner. And he wasn’t the only one raving about these. Just looking at the photo now and remembering how much I enjoyed them is making my salivate.  If I didn’t already dinner in the slow cooker, these would be on our table again tonight.

Adore the sweet n sour flavors. Adore the inexpensive cabbage addition. Adore the crunch and burst from the green onions. And adore how it all fits so perfectly into a warm tortilla. Holy delicious.

(How to Shred Cabbage.)

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Sweet n Sour Beef n Cabbage Tacos

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4-5 green onions, sliced
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • Side – fresh fruit or veggies


  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain. Return to the skillet and stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the shredded cabbage in with the sweet n sour beef and cook for 5 minutes, or until starts to wilt. Turn the heat off until ready to serve. Note: adjust sugar and vinegar to your “sweet n sour” taste preference.
  • Warm the tortillas.
  • Spoon the beef and cabbage mixture into the tortillas and top with chopped green onions.
  • Serve Sweet n Sour Beef n Cabbage Soft Tacos with side of fresh fruit or veggies. (I served this with baby carrots.)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Leslie October 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Is it tomato sauce or paste? Wouldn’t that make a big difference?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Hey Leslie,

Apologies for the oversight here! The tomato sauce is correct…we’ve updated the recipe and directions. Sorry again!



mary October 12, 2013 at 7:24 am

Thank you, Erin.


mary October 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

A huge difference, Leslie, and my question exactly. I’m guessing that sauce is the answer, but we’ll see.


mary October 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Or maybe we won’t see. Evidently no one is around to monitor responses. What a shame.


Meg Matthews October 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Im expecting its tomato paste as here in Tasmania, Australia, tomato sauce doesnt come in cans only tomato paste…….the amount also suggests paste……lets wait with baited breath.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Hey Meg,

You can make tomato sauce with a 6 oz. can of tomato paste plus 1 1/2 cans worth of water. Hope that helps!



mary October 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Well, Meg, I hope you’re not still holding your breath . . . . It’s been two days since you posted. =-)


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