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Make Your Own Tacos Bar

Courses: Main Course
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

10   Super-size taco shells - warmed to
  Directions on package
  Chipotle Turkey Taco Filling
1 tablespoon 15mlExtra-virgin olive oil
1 1/3 lbs 605g / 21ozGround turkey breast
  = (the average weight of 1 package)
1   Onion - chopped (small)
2   Garlic cloves - chopped
2   Chipotles in adobo sauce - chopped
1 cup 237mlTomato sauce
1 tablespoon 15mlChili powder - (rounded)
  Salt - to taste
1/2 cup 118mlWater
  Pork and Bell Pepper Filling
1 tablespoon 15mlExtra-virgin olive oil
1 1/3 lbs 605g / 21ozGround pork
1/2   Red bell pepper - chopped
1/2   Yellow bell pepper - chopped
1   Green bell pepper - chopped (small)
1 tablespoon 15mlGround cumin
  Several drops cayenne pepper sauce - to taste
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAllspice
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/2 cup 118mlWater
  Toppings and Sides
1 1/2 cups 355mlShredded cheddar or smoked cheddar - (abt 1/2 lb)
1 1/2 cups 219g / 7.7ozShredded Monterey Pepper Jack cheese - (abt 1/2 lb)
  Shredded Romaine lettuce - (2 hearts)
6   Scallions - chopped
  Diced red plum tomatoes
  Taco sauce - any brand
  Yellow Pico De Gallo
3   Yellow vine ripe tomatoes - seeded, diced
2   Jalapeño peppers - seeded, chopped (small)
1   White onion - chopped (small)
3 tablespoons 45mlChopped fresh cilantro leaves
  Coarse salt - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Chipotle Turkey Taco Filling: In a small skillet preheated over medium-high heat, add oil and turkey breast meat. Brown meat 2 or 3 minutes, then add onions and garlic. Cook onions and meat together for another 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chipotles, chili powder and tomato sauce. Season your filling with salt to your taste. Stir 1/2 cup water into your filling. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until ready to serve.

Pork and Bell Pepper Filling: Heat a small to medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and pork to hot pan. Break up pork as it browns, 2 to 3 minutes. Add peppers to the pork and season mixture with cumin, cayenne sauce, allspice, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to moderate and cook filling 5 minutes longer. Add 1/2 cup water to the pork. Reduce heat to low to keep filling warm.

Yellow Pico de Gallo: Combine all Pico de Gallo ingredients in a small bowl and serve.

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 store bought refried beans make a great side dish.

This recipe yields 10 tacos.

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