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A filled taco with creamy avocados, cooked mushrooms and beef to create the perfect dinner. A unique version of the standard taco that you are sure to find delightful!
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?
What kind of beef works best for tacos?
The good news is that there is no wrong answer! Carne Asada is traditionally a good meat to throw on the grill because it’s thin cut and slices up perfectly for tacos. In this recipe, and for budget purposes, ground hamburger works good too.
Can you make your own taco seasoning?
Taco seasoning is very affordable at the grocery store. But it’s so easy and even healthier to make your own - I have an easy recipe to make your own and store some for later. Try this recipe here.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
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
In the reserved skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
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!
Total delicious, Mexican yumminess. Lots of chicken in a creamy salsa verde that’s full on flavor with melted cheese on top. Fresh cilantro finishes the recipe. The proof is in the YUM!
I should have been born Mexican. Mexican food and drink make me swoon and salivate. Tortillas, cheese, beans, salsa, tequila, hot peppers. I could bathe in the above ingredients for weeks on end.
I am constantly scanning cookbooks, magazines and the internet for new Mexican concoctions. I found this Salsa Verde Enchilada recipe in Good Housekeeping and instantly adored it because it was Mexican and because it was unique. Using meat from rotisserie chickens? Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that? Have you ever started eating one of those chickens and ended up finishing the entire thing? Yeah, me either.
This recipe makes a total of 16 enchiladas in 2 separate baking dishes, so halve the recipe if you wish.
Remove the meat from 2 rotisserie chickens and coarsely shred it. Place the shredded meat in a medium bowl, discarding the skin and bones.
Evenly coat the chicken with 1/2 cup salsa verde.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease two 9x13 baking dishes.
Place in a large skillet:
Two 16-oz. jars salsa verde (minus the 1/2 cup that was mixed in with the chicken)
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in 2 tablespoons of fresh, chopped cilantro and reduce the heat to low.
With tongs, place 1 tortilla in the salsa verde mixture, coating it completely. Heat it for 10 seconds and place it on a sheet of waxed paper. Top with about 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture, and roll up the tortilla.
Place it, seam side down, in the baking dish and repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken, arranging 8 tortillas in each dish.
Add to the remaining salsa verde mixture:
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
Stir and spoon the mixture over the filled tortillas.
Cover the baking dishes with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle the enchiladas in each dish with 4 oz. shredded Mexican cheese and fresh cilantro. Bake for 5 more minutes.
Total delicious, Mexican yumminess! For another great Mexican recipe check out my Chicken Enchilada Bake. Delicious food, easy prep!