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Apr092011

Beef mushroom avocado tacos

Excluding last year (due to my being on bedrest), my husband and I have thrown a Cinco de Mayo party at our house every spring. We plan to resume our tradition this year. Want to come over for a CdM fiesta?

Cinco de Mayo happens during the most perfect time of the year, in my opinion. Spring has officially sprung by then (most years) here in Minnesota, and everyone is in the mood for margaritas, Mexican food and mingling. Is there anything better than those three things put together? Add to it JUST SURVIVED TERRIBLE, HIDEOUS WINTER and it's a glorious scenario!

To get into the Mexican-springtime-celebrating spirit, I donned my sombrero and put together this delicious taco recipe that I adapted from a friend's recipe. It's a unique version of the standard taco and my husband and I found it to be delightful. Sadly, we did not simultaneously consume margaritas. What were we thinking?

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Add:

1 pound ground beef (we used venison)

1/2 of an onion, chopped (reserve the other 1/2 for later)

3 jalapeno peppers, minced (deseed and/or use fewer peppers for a less spicy result)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook over medium heat until the meat is browned and the onion is softened, about 10 minutes.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl, reserving the skillet.

In a separate bowl, combine:

Remaining 1/2 onion, chopped

2 avocados, cubed

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Salt and pepper, to taste

Taste. Mmmmm.

In the reserved skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.

Add:

8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.

Stir into the beef mixture and cover to keep warm.

Wipe out the skillet. Over medium heat, toast 8 tortillas, one at a time, for 1 minute on each side.

Stuff the tortillas with equal amounts of the beef-avocado-mushroom mixture. Serve immediately to hungry person(s)!

Or just come on over to our house on May 5th!

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (11)

I have never thought to include mushrooms in tacos....my husband would be in seventh heaven. Beautiful job.

04.9.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbriarrose

Beautiful tacos, even with no margaritas...I bet they would be lovely with shrimp or fish as well.

04.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMagic of Spice

This is looking so refreshing and appetizing dish,yummmmm !

04.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSonia

Sounds like a fun party with great food! This looks delicious :)

04.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Two of my favorites-mushrooms and avocados! I am definitely making these! Yummy! :)

This looks awesome. I'm on a mushroom kick and an avocado kick, so this is perfect!

04.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Ooo, great taco flavour combination. For me, at least. My kids don't like mushrooms or avocado, although I hope they will someday!

04.11.2011 | Unregistered Commenterfooddreamer

I'll be over! I really like these. I love the textures and chunkiness of the ingredients. Wonderful!

04.12.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLin Ann

We tip our sombreros to you, this is delicious!

I need to try this and soon :) it looks delicious!

04.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterFirefly

These look amazing! I love using beef and mushrooms together in tacos. Thanks for sharing!
- Brittany

05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMushrooms Canada

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