Sesame Beef Tacos with Mango & Jalapeño Recipe

Sweet and savory sesame beef tacos served with creamy avocado sauce and jalapeño mango salsa. Fresh, citrusy, and my new go-to summer taco.

Sesame Beef Tacos with Mango & Jalapeño Recipe

I’ve been trying to branch out on tacos after being totally swept up by the fish taco frenzy. Not that that’s a bad thing of course—there’s just so much more to this taco-filled world. Sesame beef tacos are somewhat of an Asian-inspired taco. Ground beef sauteed up with sesame oil, soy sauce and a little bit of garlic and brown sugar. Sweet and savory in every bite.

I’m a firm believer that every good taco needs two critical elements: a creamy sauce and a combo of veggies. Sesame beef tacos are topped with homemade creamy avocado sauce and a simple mango jalapeño salsa/Pico de gallo, minus the tomato.

The sauce is comprised of avocado, lime juice, garlic, olive oil and cream. It’s the perfect light and creamy topping that goes really well with the mango and jalapeño salsa. Fresh mango, diced jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, and plenty of lime juice.

That’s it—the perfect taco to pair with a cool beer this summer.

Sesame Beef Tacos with Mango & Jalapeños Recipe


Sesame Beef Tacos with Mango & Jalapeño Recipe

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 packed tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lime wedges for serving

Jalapeno mango salsa

  • 1 diced mango (about half a cup)
  • 1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 lime, juice squeezed
  • 45 slices fresh jalapeno, diced *see note*

Creamy avocado sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • half a lime, juice squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup light cream or half & half
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine mango and jalapeño salsa ingredients in a small bowl, stir to mix and set aside.
  2. Bring a medium pan with sesame oil to medium heat. Add ground beef and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Use the tip of a spatula to break up the beef; cook until nicely browned, about 8-10 minutes. Add brown sugar, and soy sauce. Reduce to low heat to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile combine avocado sauce ingredients in a belnder, blend until smooth.
  4. Heat tortillas in a micriwave for 15-30 seconds to soften and serve with avocado sauce and mango jalapeño mango.


TEST your jalapenos before adding. Some tend to be very spicy, while others are more mild. The salsa is mild overall, however add more or less jalapeno depending on preference (I left out the seeds).