Bake-Off® Contest 37, 1996
Elburn, Illinois

Cowboy Tacos

Pork strips, jazzed up with taco seasoning, salsa and beans, become a hearty filling for taco shells.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
lb. boneless pork loin, cut into 1x1x1/4-inch strips
1
(1-oz.) pkg. Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
1
to 2 tablespoons oil
1
cup Old El Paso™ Salsa
1
cup canned spicy chili beans, undrained
1/4
cup apricot preserves
1
(4.6-oz.) pkg. Old El Paso™ Taco Shells (12 shells)

Garnish

10
pitted ripe olives, sliced
5
or 6 green onions, chopped

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  • 1 In shallow bowl, combine pork and taco seasoning mix; toss to coat.
  • 2 Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 3 Stir in salsa, beans and preserves. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Meanwhile, heat taco shells according to package directions. To serve, spoon 1/3 cup pork mixture into each taco shell; top with olives and onions.
  • 1 In shallow bowl, combine pork and taco seasoning mix; toss to coat.
  • 2 Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 3 Stir in salsa, beans and preserves. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Meanwhile, heat taco shells according to package directions. To serve, spoon 1/3 cup pork mixture into each taco shell; top with olives and onions.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Taco
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
540mg
540%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.