Southwestern Veal Taco

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Let's give your dinner crew something to taco-bout. We're willing to bet that a double or even a triple batch of these Southwestern Veal Tacos will transport your guests south of the border, thanks to chili and adobo-spiced ground veal that's packed inside crunchy shells and finished off with classic toppers like cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Taco-riffic!


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Prep Time:
30 minutes

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Cook Time:
20 minutes

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Total Time:
50 minutes

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Serves:
4


Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons Canola oil

  • 1 pound ground veal

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1 tablespoon adobo spice

  • 1/2 cup onion, small dice

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 cup Tomato, small dice

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Piloncillo, grated (or brown sugar)

  • 1 tablespoon chipotle en adobo, chopped

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons Masa harina (or corn meal)

  • 8 taco shells, hard

  • 1/2 cup queso fresco or white cheddar, grated

  • 1/4 cup Poblano peppers, roasted

  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

  2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Add the ground veal, chili powder, cumin and adobo spice and cook until lightly brown.

  3. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until the vegetables are translucent.

  4. Add the diced tomatoes and continue to cook on low heat for 2 minutes.

  5. Season with the piloncillo, chipotle, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.

  6. Sprinkle in the masa harina and cook for another 3 minutes on low heat to thicken the mixture. Set aside.

  7. To assemble the tacos, divide the taco meat into 8 taco shells, about 1/4 cup per shell. Sprinkle on cheese and roasted peppers. Place tacos in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  8. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream.


 

RECIPE VIDEO

 
 
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Nutritional Information Per Serving

591

Calories

30 g

Protein

38 g

Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

523 mg

Sodium

34 g

Carbohydrates


123 mg cholesterol; 5 g fiber.