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Credit: Shelly Strazis; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith

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35 mins
Serves 16 to 18 (makes 36) (serving size: 2 tacos)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Make slaw: Mix cabbage, cilantro, and onions in a bowl.

  • Toast chiles: In a small frying pan over medium heat, cook sliced chiles in oil, stirring often, until some turn reddish brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer chiles to paper towels, using a slotted spoon; reserve oil.

  • Make spread: In a medium saucepan, cook butter over medium heat, swirling often, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add ground chiles and allspice all at once and stir until foamy, about 10 seconds. Reduce heat to low and stir in pumpkin, cream cheese, and salt; cook, stirring, until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in juice; scrape into a bowl. Just before serving, drizzle with reserved chile oil.

  • Warm tortillas: Divide into 2 stacks, wrap in a cloth napkin, and microwave until hot, turning over once, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Set tortillas, spread, slaw, pumpkin seeds, toasted chiles, and orange wedges on a tray and let diners make their own tacos, adding a squeeze of orange and more salt to taste.

  • *Buy at a Latino market. Or substitute regular-size tortillas.

  • Make ahead: For spread and slaw, 1 day, chilled. Toast chiles the day of serving. Microwave spread until hot, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; calories from fat 38%; protein 3.3g; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 2.2g; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 3.1g; sodium 167mg; cholesterol 8.6mg.