August 16, 2022

Vienna Beef Discada Tacos Recipe

Want to mix up your Taco Tuesday? Try our chef-curated Discada Tacos! Discada is a mixed meat dish popular in northern Mexican cuisine. The basic meats for a traditional discada include beef, bacon, ham, sausage, and Mexican chorizo. We added a few of our favorite Vienna Beef products to make this a delicious and original recipe to try at home! 

Vienna Beef Discada Tacos

Servings: 10


8 oz bacon – diced

1 lb – Vienna Beef Soft Salami, ½” diced

4 ea – Vienna Beef Skinless Hot Dog (approx. 1/2 lb), sliced ¼” thick

1 lb – Chorizo

1 lb – Yukon Gold Potatoes, ½” diced

4 ea – Roma tomatoes, ½” diced

1C Modelo Beer + 1/4C. Any beer on hand will work, preferably a Mexican Lager.

1 Medium size onion, diced

5 cloves garlic

1 tbsp cumin

1/2 C Cilantro, chopped

Juice of 2 limes

Canola Oil, as needed

Salt, as needed


  • In large sauté pan or pot, cook bacon pieces on medium heat until browned. Remove bacon, reserve for garnishing tacos later.
  • In the bacon fat, on medium heat fry Hot Dog pieces until golden brown. Remove Hot Dog pieces, reserve.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil, add onions and sauté on medium until they begin to turn translucent, approx. 3-4 minutes. Add potatoes, cumin and garlic, sauté for 2 more minutes. Add 1/4 C of beer and scrap bits of flavor from bottom of the pan.
  • Add Salami and chorizo and sauté stirring occasionally for 3-4 min.
  • Add tomatoes and sauté for 2 min. Reduce heat slightly and cover pot with lid for another 2-3 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Add remaining beer, stir, and cover until juices have reduced by at least half. This is discretionary on how loose or tight you want your taco filling.
  • Turn off heat. Add lime and cilantro then adjust seasoning to your preference.
  • Serve with warmed corn tortillas and choice of garnishes including cooked crispy bacon, cabbage, radishes, avocado, queso fresco, variety of salsas, diced raw onions, cilantro, etc.