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Gluten Free Super Easy Tasty Tacos

Gluten Free Tacos

Want a cheap, easy, flavorful, gluten free taco sauce? Try El Pato! A friend in Pittsburgh first opened my eyes to El Pato. This stuff is amazing! I have yet to try cooking anything else with this canned salsa because we are so addicted to it as a taco seasoning. It comes in small yellow or green cans with a duck on them and can be found in the ethnic or mexican foods aisle of most grocery stores. It is super inexpensive at  around 75 cents  per 8 ounce can. I have also found it in a 27 ounce size at the dollar tree for…(drum roll please)  a dollar. That’s enough for a pound and a half of tacos or it can even be stretched to two pounds without affecting the flavor much. Alan likes to eat these tacos in Ortega Stuffers shells since they stand up and hold a ton of taco. I opt for eating the filling and toppings over quinoa ever since I broke up with corn. Either way this dish is gluten free and full of yum!

The only tedious part of making tacos is chopping the tomatoes. I tried using my Cuisinart Mini Food Processor
, but even a short blast in that and I got tomato mush. I now use my favorite kitchen tool ever. The Swiss Pull Chop. It is non electric and works by pulling a cord on the side a few times. 2 pulls of the chord and I have perfectly chopped tomatoes for tacos. It is incredibly easy to use and quick to clean too.

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Super Easy Tasty Tacos
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These are just as simple or simpler than using a taco seasoning mix. They taste way better too. My secret ingredient is El Pato ( It's a naturally gluten free ingredient!). It is found in just about every grocery store in the ethnic foods aisle or with the taco or salsa items.
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans El Pato (We like 1 yellow can and 1 green can but any combo will taste awesome)
  • 1 onion chopped (optional)
  • 1 green pepper chopped (optional)
  • 1 box of your favorite crunchy taco shells (we love Ortega Stuffers brand)
  • cheddar cheese (or any taco cheese)
  • lettuce (shredded)
  • tomato (chopped)
  1. Brown 1 pound ground beef. Drain off grease.
  2. Chop onion and green pepper if you have them.
  3. pour both cans of El Pato into large skillet with beef and chopped onion and green pepper.
  4. Cook on medium to medium high heat until liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally.
  5. While taco meat is cooking, chop tomato and shred lettuce.
  6. Stuff your tacos, top them, and enjoy!




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