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These simple tacos are an ideal showcase for tender Beef Carnitas—tender, slowly cooked, inexpensive beef stew meat that won us over for its great flavor and versatility. You can warm the tortillas in a nonstick skillet just until lightly browned.

Julie Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2006

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Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/4 cup Beef Carnitas onto each tortilla; top each with about 3 tablespoons avocado mixture. Fold in half; serve with lime wedges.

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Chef's Notes

This recipe was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

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Nutrition Facts

235 calories; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 3.2g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 17.6g; carbohydrates 26g; fiber 3.8g; cholesterol 48mg; iron 2mg; sodium 303mg; calcium 37mg.
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