Make Your Own Tacos Bar Recipe

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Servings: 10


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  • 10 x super-size taco shells warmed to directions on package
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/3 lb grnd turkey breast (the average weight of 1 package)
  • 1 sm onion minced
  • 2 x garlic cloves minced
  • 2 x chipotles in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chili pwdr - (rounded) Salt to taste
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/3 lb grnd pork
  • 1/2 x red bell pepper minced
  • 1/2 x yellow bell pepper minced
  • 1 sm green bell pepper minced
  • 1 Tbsp. grnd cumin Several drops cayenne pepper sauce to taste
  • 1/2 tsp allspice Salt to taste Freshly-grnd black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar">cheddar or possibly smoked cheddar">cheddar (abt 1/2 lb)
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Pepper Jack cheese (abt 1/2 lb) Shredded Romaine lettuce - (2 hearts)
  • 6 x scallions minced Diced red plum tomatoes Taco sauce any brand
  • 3 x yellow vine ripe tomatoes seeded, diced
  • 2 sm jalapeno peppers seeded, minced
  • 1 sm white onion minced
  • 3 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro leaves Coarse salt to taste


  1. Chipotle Turkey Taco Filling: In a small skillet preheated over medium-high heat, add in oil and turkey breast meat. Brown meat 2 or possibly 3 min, then add in onions and garlic. Cook onions and meat together for another 3 to 5 min. Stir in chipotles, chili pwdr and tomato sauce. Season your filling with salt to your taste. Stir 1/2 c. water into your filling. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer till ready to serve.
  2. Pork and Bell Pepper Filling: Heat a small to medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add in oil and pork to warm pan. Break up pork as it browns, 2 to 3 min. Add in peppers to the pork and season mix with cumin, cayenne sauce, allspice, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to moderate and cook filling 5 min longer. Add in 1/2 c. water to the pork. Reduce heat to low to keep filling hot.
  3. Yellow Pico de Gallo: Combine all Pico de Gallo ingredients in a small bowl and serve.
  4. To assemble bar, arrange taco shells next to the stove top. Serve the fillings from the skillets they were cooked in. Place toppings in small dishes on opposite side of the stove top. Tex Mex Red Beans And Rice (see recipe) or possibly store bought refried beans make a great side dish.
  5. This recipe yields 10 tacos.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 220g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 359  
Calories from Fat 226 63%
Total Fat 25.29g 32%
Saturated Fat 9.82g 39%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 312mg 13%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbs 4.71g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 2.34g 2%
Protein 27.34g 44%
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