Recipe by Super Dave
"Simple to make, a great twist on regular tacos. If you like Italian food, you'll certainly love these!"
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1 (16 ounce) jar
tomato pasta sauce
taco shells, heated
shredded mozzarella cheese
dried Italian seasoning
Wow - nice twist on regular 'ol hard shell tacos! This is kinda like traditional Mexican meets old school Italian. Like others, I was a bit skeptical but overall it's really good. It tastes like a meatball hoagie fused with a hard shell taco. So, if you like both of those you're bound to like this. My husband is a fan of both, so he really enjoyed this. Plus, it was quick and easy to put together for a weeknight meal. I seasoned the ground beef and sausage with a little minced garlic as well as Italian seasoning. I omitted with sugar from the jarred sauce as I used "Classico's Sweet Tomato Basil Sauce". I topped the "tacos" with a combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Overall, simply delicious!
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. I thought it was lacking "traditional taco" toppings like onions, tomatoes, lettuce. The meat seemed dry too, could simmer in 1/2 cup water.
This was really good and super easy, but it would have been better on bread than in a taco shell. If I make it in the shell again, I will add some roasted red peppers and ricotta cheese to make it more taco like and less like a meatball sandwich.
For a quick and easy meal, this was a five star recipe. I loved the crunchy taco shell mixed with the Italian flavors. I wasn't sure how this was going to be, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Delicous. I love itaian food. This is a keeper. I used a little water when cooking meat because it was dry but other than that, two thumbs up 4 the italian tacos!
WOW!!! These were so simple to make and tasted great! A good change from regular tacos! Thanks Super Dave for posting this....it will definately become a regular dish on our dinner plates!!!
I WAS A LITTLE BIT SKEPTICAL OF THIS RECIPE BUT IM GLAD I TRIED IT. IT WAS YUMMY. I USED TURKEY SAUSAGE AND GROUND SIRLOIN TO MAKE IT LOWER IN FAT. I DIDNT HAVE MOZERELLA CHEESE SO I USED FAT FREE CHEDDAR AND IT WORKED OUT FINE. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER.
Although I doubled the entire recipe (big eaters/teenagers at my house) I followed it exactly. It was AWESOME! It is now the new official taco of our house! I did add ricotta cheese to the bottom of the taco but that's just because we are huge ricotta cheese lovers! A must try!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 131
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