Tacos – Beef, Pork and Chicken

We had a lot of fun this Friday.  Tacos were quite the hit.  We had ground beef tacos, chipotle ground pork tacos, chicken-mango tacos, guacamole, tomato salsa and mango salsa.  I used flour tortillas and hard taco shells.   It was so simple to prepare for our get together.  Very relaxing and enjoyable evening.  Only thing I ran out of was the flour tortillas.  Oops!

I got this idea from my Food Network magazine.  This is the only magazine I get and I read it front to back. This month was the “50 Tacos” issue.

I made the salsas the night before.  Here you go:

Salsa

3 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 T jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1/4 – 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
2 T red onion, minced
1 T olive oil
1/2 lime, juiced
1 T Chili Powder
1 green onion
1 T parsley or cilantro (I am not a fan of cilantro.  I know that is what I should use, but NO)

Mix all together.  Better if refrigerated overnight.

Mango Salsa

1 mango, diced
2 T red onion, minced
1 green onion
1 teaspoon jalapeño, minced
1/2 lime, juiced
salt to taste

Now for the tacos.  These were so Simple AND Delicious!  It takes no time at all and everyone was very happy!

Ground Beef

Saute 1 chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves in 2 Tablespoons olive oil.  Add 1 Tablespoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons cumin and 2 teaspoons of coriander; cook 30 seconds.  Add 1 pound ground beef and cook until browned.  Salt to taste.

Chipotle Pork

Saute 1 each chopped red onion and chipotle in adobo sauce in oil (I used 2 Tablespoons of olive oil).  Add 2 teaspoons each cumin and coriander; cook 30 seconds.  Add 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce and 1 pound ground pork, cook until browned.  Salt to taste.

Chicken Mango

Season 1 pound boneless chicken breasts with salt and cayenne, grill and slice.  Serve in flour or hard taco shells with the Mango salsa.

This was a huge hit.  Everyone really enjoyed the tacos.  Only negative was the pork and chicken could have used more heat.  Good thing we have habanero hot sauce.  🙂  We will definitely do another taco night!

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