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Tacos are probably the most well- known staple of Mexican food. They can be hard-shell or soft-shell, using either flour or corn tortillas. You can fill them with a variety of things, including meat, fish, vegetables or cheese. They are usually served with sour cream, salsa and guacamole as well as shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and cilantro. There are many variations of tacos, such as taco pie, taco soup, taco dip and taco salad. They are a great way to recycle leftovers and kids love composing their own with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

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RECIPE: Delicious "Bolo Brigadeiro" Cake

Check out our delicious spin on the classic Brazilian cake, with Fererro Rochers and Kit-Kat! 

 

INGREDIENTS

For the batter:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil
  • 1 cup of of natural yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the frosting:

  • 2 cups chocolate chunks
  • 3 cans of condensed milk
  • 2 and 1/2 cups thickened cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

METHOD

  1. In a pan, melt together the condensed milk, the chocolates in pieces and the butter.  Slowly fold in the thickened cream. Mix, without stopping, until it is smooth and thick.
  2. Transfer to the refrigerator and allow to cool for 1 hour.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the eggs and sugar. Add the oil and mix again.
  4. In another bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and the bicarbonate soda. Pour in the egg mixture, mix together, then add the yogurt.
  5. Grease and sprinkle cocoa powder inside two springform pans. Divide the batter mixture between them, then bake at 360°F for approximately 20 minutes.

  6. Remove the cakes from the oven, and allow to cool. 
  7. Spread some of the frosting between the layers of the cake, and generously spread around the outside.
  8. Decorate the cake with Kit Kats, extra frosting and Fererro Rochers, in your style! 
  9. Enjoy!

 

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Heat oil in a skillet and sauté onions until translucent

  • 1 lb tilapia fillets
  • rinsed and pat dried
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • finely minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 5-inch white corn tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory Fiber & Flax)
  • 1 medium haas avocado
  • sliced
  • lime wedges and cilantro for garnish
4.2/5 (76 Votes)

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put everything in crockpot and 6 hours high or 10 hours low in the crock pot

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can corn kernels
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
5/5 (2 Votes)

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The kids all time favorites

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • minced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • 1 lb lean ground beef/or sliced beef / or chicken/ or pork
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 8 taco shells/or soft tortillas/ flour or corn
  • Toppings:
  • diced onions
  • shredded cheese
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
  • salsa
  • you can also use nontraditional things such as cucumbers or carrots
  • water chestnuts or any other vegetable you like.
4.3/5 (49 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 package Taco Bell seasoning mix
  • 2 1/2 cups mashed potato flakes (you could also use left over mashed potatoes and omit the butter and milk)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato
  • chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • shredded
  • Sour cream
  • optional
4.3/5 (46 Votes)

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Cut up chicken into strips

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Salsa
  • Taco Chips
  • Sour Cream
  • 2 Eggs
4.4/5 (37 Votes)

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I am a huge fan of Mexican food! I am usually way to lazy to make enchiladas so I have evolved my recipe to a layer...

  • Corn tortillas
  • Enchilada sauce:
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • chicken stock
  • cilantro (about 1/2 a cup)
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • Filling:
  • 1lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 small can green chilis (or rotel
  • whatever I have on hand)
  • 1/2 a white onion
  • Taco seasoning (I just use a mixture of cayenne
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • cumin and salt)
  • Vegetables:
  • Baby Bellas
  • Zucchini (or whatever vegetable you prefer corn
  • spinach
  • bell peppers)
  • Black olives
  • Green onion
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Homemade salsa
4.1/5 (59 Votes)

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Coat tortilla shells with cooking spray, place coated side down on a baking sheet,

  • 8 inch Tortilla shells
  • 1 package ready use- southwestern chicken
  • or canned precooked chicken with taco seasoning sprinkled to taste. 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • shreddued lettuce
  • sliced olives chopped tomatoes.
3.4/5 (157 Votes)

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Bake chicken for an hour and then remove all chicken from the bone

  • Chicken
  • Lettuce
  • Tortilla
  • Mozzarella Cheese
4.6/5 (19 Votes)

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As a kid I loved when my mom would buy taco tarts as a special meal

  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • minced
  • 2 pkg veggie ground
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • drained and mashed
  • 1/2 cup tomato
  • diced
  • 1 cup vegan soy pepper jack cheese
  • shredded
  • DOUGH
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
  • softened
  • 2 cups masa corn flour
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • Water as needed
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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I usually make this salad with my leftovers from making bean tacos

  • 1 pkg veggie ground
  • 1 can black beans
  • drained and pureed
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 2 cups old cheddar cheese plus more for topping
  • 1 1/2 onion
  • diced
  • 2 Serrano chilies
  • diced
  • 1 bag romaine lettuce
  • 1 pkg grape or cherry tomatoes
  • halved
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • thawed
  • 3 avocados
  • sliced
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla bowls
  • Chips
  • crumbled
4.4/5 (18 Votes)

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