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Cowboy Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Cowboy Tacos

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"It doesn't take very long to whip up a fun meal with this recipe. Cowboys love these meaty tacos with chili beans and olives."

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Directions

  1. In a large resealable bag, toss pork meat with the taco seasoning mix until coated. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the seasoned pork in the hot oil, stirring occasionally until pork is no longer pink.
  2. Stir the beans, salsa and apricot preserves into the skillet with the pork. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until heated through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Spoon 1/3 cup of the pork mixture into each taco shell, and top with sliced olives.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins
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Jan 28, 2012

Well, these are pretty darn tasty! My husband was stunned when he saw me mixing the preserves into the pan but was quick to say "these are really good..I'm surprised"! We didn't think they were too sweet, in fact there is just a touch of sweetness. Just be sure to use only the amount called for regarding the apricot preserves. I would recommend trying the cubed pork for some 'bite'. I used leftover shredded pork that I had on hand and by the time everything else was added, it was a bit mushy, so I would think the minced pork would be the same. I served these with the usual taco toppings.

 
May 08, 2008

I actually didnt make these from this website but its the same ones you can get off of the pillsbury website. I made it for my friends and they LOVED it. i let mine cook in the salsa and perserves for about 30-40 min just to make sure everything was really cooked. I had made a double batch so if you do let it cook longer to let the sauces cook down a bit.

 

16 Ratings

Feb 08, 2008

I saw this recipe and thought it would be good to use with all the pork roasts I have. It was a huge hit! My husband NEVER eats left overs but this one he did and it was gone the next day. I used sugar free preserves so it wasn't that sweet but it was great. Insteat of taco shells they put down a bed of tortilla chips and put the topping on that and ate it like nachos. WONDERFUL!!!

 
May 02, 2011

Used to be one of my favorite quick meals and now that I am eating less and less meat in my diet, I tried a vegetarian version with a 1/2 cup of chopped onion and approx. 2 cups of chopped bell peppers and 2 red skin potatoes and it still came out delicious!

 
Sep 25, 2007

I WAS INTRIGUED BY THE APRICOT PRESERVES. IT ACTUALLY TASTED PRETTY GOOD IN THE TACO MIX. MY HUSBAND SAID IT WAS IT WAS A LITTLE TO SWEET, BUT THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD. NEXT. TIME FOR HIM I WILL ONLY ADD 1/2 THE PPRESERVES. IT WAS AN EASY. TASTY DISH.

 
Jan 12, 2011

Yummy! Everyone loved it, and it's so easy to make. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for the quick dinner idea :)

 
Jan 29, 2012

just like another reviewer I also got this recipe a few years ago from another web site and I love it. I dont even like apricot preserves but I like the flavor they add to the recipe. The original recipes also states to add sliced green onion in addition to the black olives for a topping. Yum! I like to add sour cream and shreeded cheese to mine.

 
Jul 26, 2011

My kids loved this, although they chose to use flour tortillas (for soft tacos) and one of them picked all the beans out. I have to say, I wasn't crazy about the dish, possibly the jam made it a little too sweet. I'll keep it in a recipe box for them to make but I don't think I'll be making this again, purely because of my own personal taste.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 817 mg
  • 33%

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

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