Everyone knows the delight of “Christmas”—green and red together in harmony.  For this top seller, we hand-pick the perfect proportion of freshly harvested sun-ripened red chile and green chile (our Christmas Roast® chile), roast it to perfection and combine it with premium garlic and spices. We promise it will delight your taste buds and bring peace to your yearning for red and green!  Simply put, this is the Baca family favorite and the most premium of our Salsas. Certified New Mexico-grown.

Our Christmas Roast® Salsa features in this recipe

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Christmas Roast® Braised Beef Tacos

Our Christmas Roast® Braised Beef Tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesdays or any weeknight dinner. The slow cook makes succulent and tender shredded beef tacos.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Fusion, New Mexican, Traditional Family Favorites
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 241 kcal


Beef Preparation

  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 pounds raw Beef chuck roast boneless
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil for searing
  • 1 cup BUENO® Christmas Roast® Green Chile Salsa
  • 1 cup cola (soda)

Taco Assembly

  • 1 doz. pkg. BUENO® Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil for tortillas
  • 2 cups cabbage shredded
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 5 radishes thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup Cojita cheese crumbled


Beef Preparation

  • For dry rub, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and cumin.
    ½ tsp. sea salt, 1 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. smoked paprika, ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Coat all sides of beef with dry rub.
    2 pounds raw Beef chuck roast
  • Tightly wrap meat in plastic, place in container. Cover.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Remove dry rubbed beef from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature before searing.
  • In large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil over medium-high.
    2 Tbsp. vegetable oil for searing
  • Sear each side of beef for 2-3 minutes. Reserve.
  • To large crockpot add salsa and cola. Stir to combine.
    1 cup BUENO® Christmas Roast® Green Chile Salsa, 1 cup cola (soda)
  • Place seared meat over sauce mixture. Cover and slow-cook on LOW setting for 6 to 8 hours. At 6 hours, check for desired tenderness of beef.
  • Remove meat from sauce and shred or slice for tacos.

Taco Assembly

  • To medium skillet, add 1 Tbsp. oil and heat over medium heat.
    1 Tbsp. vegetable oil for tortillas
  • Lightly sauté corn tortillas until warm and flexible.
    1 doz. pkg. BUENO® Corn Tortillas
  • Stack tortillas on plate and reserve.
  • Assemble each taco with sliced or shredded beef, cabbage, onion, radish and cilantro. Top with cheese crumbles. Option: Substitute 1 doz. pkg. BUENO® Skinny Mini® Tortillas instead of Corn Tortillas.
    2 cups cabbage, ½ onion, 5 radishes, ¼ cup cilantro, 1 cup Cojita cheese


Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 18gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 328mgPotassium: 307mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
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