Abuela’s Tacos

CREATIVE MEALS

El Popular Abuela’s Tacos Recipe

Recipe by Monica Juarez
Ivy Tech- East Chicago Campus
2017 Chorizo Contest

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Start to Finish: 30 minutes
  • 24 Tacos

To Begin

  • 6oz Super-Picante chorizo (one stick) remove casing
  • 3oz Mild Chorizo (1/2 stick) remove casing
  • 1 lb. of ground pork
  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 small diced potatoes
  • 3 cups of water
  • 24 taco soft shells (corn or flour)

Green Chili

  • 4 Jalapeños
  • 3 poblano peppers
  • ½ onion
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tomatoes

To Begin

  1. Brown all meats on med-high heat.
  2. Once meat is brown add the diced potatoes, all spices and 3 cups of water.
  3. Then put the pan on low heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender and water is all gone.
  4. Heat soft shells and add a few tablespoons of filling to shells. Garnish with Green Chili, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, and cilantro etc.

Green Chili

  1. Take and cut vegetables in to quarters.
  2. Place all your vegetables in a pot and cover with water.
  3. Cook until all vegetables are tender.
  4. Take most of the water out but leave about a ¼ in the pan.
  5. Put aside some of the water in a bowl in case you need to thin the sauce.
  6. Add vegetables to a blender mix till smooth. Once smooth put back in pan and bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for ten minutes or until thick.