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The chard makes a wonderful peppery, lightly bitter complement to the sweet fennel. Look for crema Mexicana in the supermarket dairy section or at ethnic markets, or substitute crème fraîche.

Tiffany Vickers Davis
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2013

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Credit: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl, Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
50 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fennel, onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Cover; cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until fennel mixture begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook 10 minutes or until mixture is golden and caramelized. Remove from pan; keep warm.

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  • Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, white pepper, coriander, and red pepper in a small bowl. Rub mixture evenly over beef. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel; return skillet to medium-high heat. Lightly coat beef with cooking spray; add to pan. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes; thinly slice.

  • Combine Swiss chard and lemon juice, tossing to coat.

  • Working with 1 tortilla at a time, toast tortillas in a pan or over the flame of a gas burner until tender and blackened in spots. Arrange 1/4 cup chard mixture in center of 1 tortilla; top with about 1 ounce beef and 2 tablespoons fennel mixture. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chard mixture, beef, and fennel mixture. Top each with 1 teaspoon crema.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

315 calories; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 4.2g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 31.8g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 61mg; iron 2.8mg; sodium 455mg; calcium 150mg.
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