From oceanspray.com with a few small changes. If you click on the words 'chili sauce' in the list of ingredients, it will link you to a definition of chili sauce in the Kitchen Dictionary. There are also copycat recipes for Heinz Chili Sauce on this site posted by food.com members. I strongly recommend preparing your own chili sauce over store bought. Just be sure to choose a recipe without HFCS or substitute with a better sweetener: honey, agave, raw, etc. Happy Autumn, everyone! Note: last time this was prepared I realized half way through cooking I was out of taco seasoning and used a homemade baharat spice mix: Baharat Spice Blend. Yum! fyi 9 Nov 2010
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- 2 lbs ground beef (we buy a local grass fed beef or buffalo but ground turkey is good, too)
- 1 cup onion, minced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- chili sauce, 8 to 12 ounces (read recipe introduction)
- 1 cup cranberry sauce
- 1 -2 teaspoon salt-free taco seasoning mix, to taste
- 12 flour tortillas (for fun I used mini taco shells) or 12 corn taco shells (for fun I used mini taco shells)
Toppings or fixings
- shredded cheddar cheese, fresh cilantro, shredded lettuce, crema mexicana (can substitute other cheese varieties ( queso fresco, cotija, etc.) or sour cream
- 1Note: I make my own cranberry sauce and freeze for later use in recipes. Or, if you have any leftovers from the Holidays, that works out conveniently, too. I recommend this basic recipe: Basic Cranberry Sauce.
- 2Cook beef, onion and garlic in large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is cooked through and vegetables are softened; drain.
- 3Stir chili sauce, cranberry sauce and seasoning mix into beef mixture.
- 4Reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until flavors are blended. Do not allow mixture to dry out, adding a little bit of water if necessary.
- 5Divide beef mixture evenly among taco shells.
- 6Top with cheese, tomato, lettuce and sour cream-any or all of your favorite taco garnishes.
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Nutritional Facts for Sweet and Saucy Tacos
Serving Size: 1 (1711 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 297.2
- Calories from Fat 123
- Total Fat 13.7 g
- Saturated Fat 5.0 g
- Cholesterol 51.4 mg
- Sodium 247.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
- Sugars 9.9 g
- Protein 16.7 g