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Italian Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Italian Tacos

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"Simple to make, a great twist on regular tacos. If you like Italian food, you'll certainly love these!"

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Original recipe makes 16 tacos Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Combine the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease, and season meat with Italian seasoning.
  2. Heat the pasta sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through. When the sauce is warm, stir in the sugar.
  3. Fill taco shells with the meat mixture, spoon pasta sauce over, and top with mozzarella cheese.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2011

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2009

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.

 
Jan 20, 2007

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.

 
Oct 07, 2003

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.

 
Aug 10, 2009

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!

 
Sep 22, 2003

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!!!

 
Jan 21, 2005

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.

 
Feb 17, 2011

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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 462 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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