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Tacos Callejeros (Street Vendor's Tacos)

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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   36

recipe id: 103700
cook method: stovetop

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Meat Filling

2 cups shredded cooked chicken, pork, or beef

Marinated Cabbage

2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 bunch chopped cilantro
1 white onion, thinly sliced
4 roma tomatoes, diced
2 fresh jalapeno peppers
5 fresh serrano peppers, minced (or more to taste)
4 limes, juice of (reserve some for squeezing on avocado)
salt, to taste
2 avocados, thinly sliced

Taco Shells

enough vegetable oil for dipping tortillas
36 corn tortillas


Toss all ingredients except avocado and set aside to marinate for at least 20 minutes.

Put sliced avocado on a plate, squeeze lime juice on it, and refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, until ready to fill taco shells.

For Taco Shells: Pour vegetable oil into a skillet to a depth of about 1 inch. Heat it until the oil ripples.

Meanwhile, heat a griddle or comal over high heat. With tongs, quickly dip each tortilla in the vegetable oil long enough for it to go limp, just a few seconds.

Drain excess oil and then place the tortilla on the hot griddle. Flip it several times, cooking 3 or 4 minutes to a side. Before it gets too rigid, fold it over to make an envelope. Your shell should be stiff but not as crisp as a store-bought shell. Keep tortilla shells warm in a 150 degrees F oven until ready to fill.

To serve, fill shells with meat (on the bottom), marinated cabbage, and avocado. Eat immediately.

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94 calories, 3 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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