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Heart-y Tacos

Heart is a cut to celebrate! It's lean, flavorful, and delicious in tacos.

Heart-y Tacos
Servings: 6-8 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound of beef heart
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (another vegetable oil such as olive oil will work as well)
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa Roja


  • Remove any hard fat and sinew from the outside of the heart. Flip over and remove all remaining fat and skin. The fat can be rendered or discarded. Slice the meat into 1 cm cubes. Mix with the oregano and cumin.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add the meat and stir until browned on all sides.
  • Heart is such a tender cut that it hardly requires any toppings to achieve overall taco-deliciousness. Guacamole and salsa roja are recommended. Serve over warm corn tortillas.

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