Beef Chalupas with Feta Cilantro Slaw

  • Recipe courtesy of Edwina Gadsby, Finalist in the 2016 Nikos® "Wave of Flavor" recipe contest
  • Yield: 4-8 servings

    Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix with carrots
  • 1/2 c. red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. cilantro leaves
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled and divided
  • 15 ounces package of refrigerated roast beef au jus
  • 1 chipotle, packed in adobo sauce, seeded and minced, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 14-15 oz can refried black beans, heated until warm
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, sliced
  • salsa, optional

    Directions

  • Whisk together lime juice, vinegar and oil in medium bowl. Add coleslaw mix, onion, cilantro and 2 ounces feta cheese; toss to combine. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Heat beef according to package directions. Drain beef slightly and place in small bowl. Using two forks, pull the beef into bite-size shreds. Stir in chipotle and adobo sauce.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 1-inch in large skillet and heat until medium-hot. Fry tortillas until crisp and lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels.
  • To assemble, spread each tortilla with refried beans and cover with 1/8 of the beef mixture. Top with an equal portion of the feta slaw and avocado slices. Add salsa, if desired, and sprinkle with remaining feta cheese.