Beef or Pork Taco

Rating: 
Main Dishes D-24
Makes: 25 or 50 Servings
Raw ground beef (no more than 20% fat)
3 lb 3 oz
6 lb 6 oz

1. Brown ground beef or pork. Drain. Continue immediately.

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Raw ground pork (no more than 20% fat)
3 lb 3 oz
6 lb 6 oz
*Fresh onions, chopped
2 1/2 oz
1/4 cup 3 Tbsp
5 oz
3/4 cup 2 Tbsp

2. Add onions, granulated garlic, pepper, tomato paste, water, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and onion powder Blend well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes. CCP: Heat to 165 ° F or higher.

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Dehydrated onions
1/4 cup
1 oz
1/2 cup
Granulated garlic
2 1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp 1/2 tsp
Ground black or white pepper
1 tsp
2 tsp
Canned tomato paste
7 oz
3/4 cup 1 1/2 tsp (1/4 No. 2-1/2 can)
14 oz
1 1/2 cups 1 Tbsp (1/2 No. 2-1/2 can)
Water
2 cups
1 qt
Chili powder
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
Ground cumin
2 1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp 1 1/2 tsp
Paprika
3/4 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
Onion powder
3/4 tsp
1 1/2 tsp

3. CCP: Hold for hot service at 140° F or warmer.

Reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
13 oz
3 1/4 cups
1 lb 10 oz
1 qt 2 1/2 cups

4. Topping: Reserve cheese for step 5. Combine tomatoes and lettuce. Toss lightly and reserve for step 5.

*Fresh tomatoes, chopped
10 1/2 oz
1 1/4 cups 3 Tbsp
1 lb 5 oz
2 3/4 cups 2 Tbsp
*Fresh lettuce, shredded
1 lb 3 1/2 oz
2 qt 1 cup
2 lb 7 oz
1 gal 2 cups
Enriched taco shells (at least 0.45 oz each)
50 each
100 each

5. Portion is 2 tacos.

Serving

2 tacos provide the equivalent of 2 oz of cooked lean meat, ½ cup of vegetable, and the equivalent of 1 slice of bread.

Notes

* See Marketing Guide
 
Serving suggestions:
A. Before serving, fill each taco shell with a No. 30 scoop (2 Tbsp) meat mixture. On each plate serve 2 tacos, No. 10 scoop ( cup) lettuce and tomato mixture, and ½ oz (2 Tbsp) shredded cheese.
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B1. Pre-portion No. 10 scoop ( cup) lettuce-tomato mixture and ½ oz (2 Tbsp) shredded cheese into individual soufflé cups. Refrigerate until service.
B2. Transfer meat mixture and taco shells to steamtable pans or place on tables.  For each child, serve 2 unfilled taco shells, 2 No. 30 scoops (¼ cup ½ tsp) meat mixture, 1 pre-portioned soufflé cup of lettuce-tomato mixture, and 1 pre-portioned soufflé cup of shredded cheese. Instruct children to "build" their own tacos.
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