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).