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Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef Tacos

April 14, 2009
Family Features

Cinco de Mayo is a fun and festive holiday that's celebrated with music, dancing, family and delicious food. To bring great Mexican flavors to your fiesta, try this recipe.

Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef Tacos

Prep Time: 12 minutes

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Start to Finish: 6 hours

Makes: 6 to 8 servings

1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast

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Cinco de Mayo is a fun and festive holiday that's celebrated with music, dancing, family and delicious food. To bring great Mexican flavors to your fiesta, take a lesson from Maria Conception Jacinta Dominguez Ortega - also known as Mama Ortega.

In the 1800s, Mama Ortega created a loving home for her 13 children, and it centered around a tiny kitchen. From her small charcoal-burning stove, Mama created memorable meals her family loved. Everything for each meal was homegrown, handpicked and homemade.

You may not be able to grow your own ingredients, but you can take advantage of the way Mama did things - through authentic ingredients such as the line of Ortega Mexican Foods products. Fire-roasted chiles, authentic taco seasonings, crisp taco shells made with whole kernel corn and America's number one taco sauce are just a few of the ways that Ortega brings authentic Mexican flavor and fun to your family's dinner table.

For more delicious Mexican recipes to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo - or any day - visit www.ortega.com.

1 medium onion, sliced

1 cup water

1 Ortega Grande Taco Dinner

Kit - includes 8 hard taco

shells, 8 soft flour tortillas,

1 packet (1.25 ounces) taco

seasoning mix, 1 packet

(3 ounces) taco sauce and

1 packet Land O Lakes

Cheese Sauce

1 can (4 ounces) Ortega Diced

Green Chiles

Optional toppings: shredded

lettuce, chopped tomato,

shredded mild cheddar cheese,

sour cream

Place beef and onion in 4-quart slow cooker. Combine water and seasoning mix from kit in small bowl. Pour over beef and onion. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or until fork tender.

Transfer beef to cutting board; shred beef with two forks. Place in large bowl. Stir in taco sauce from kit and chilies.

Fill warmed taco shells and tortillas from kit with beef mixture. Top with cheese sauce from kit. Garnish with desired toppings.

All materials courtesy of: Ortega. For more delicious Mexican recipes to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo - visit www.ortega.com.

 
 

 

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