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Meaty Soft Tacos

Real Simple MAY 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups meat-loaf mixture
  • 1/2 pound green cabbage (half a small head)
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • Hot sauce (optional)


Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and place in a 350° F oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat-loaf mixture and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Shred cabbage and chop tomatoes. Wash and dry cilantro. Fill each tortilla with some ground meat. Top with the cabbage, tomatoes, and cilantro leaves. Serve with bottled hotsauce, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 148mg
  • Calories: 702
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Cholesterol: 149mg
  • Fat: 37g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Protein: 50mg
  • Saturated fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 196mg

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