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Four Bold Game Day Tacos

These four bold, authentic original Mexican dishes will take your football party to the next level.

No matter who you are rooting for this Super Bowl season, good food is on the menu. And as life gets busier, schedules get tighter. When we take small short-cuts to feed a hungry crowd, we still want great flavors made with real ingredients.

Impress your football crew with these recipes, straight out of  one of Mexico City’s most chic restaurants, La Tortilla Factory. They offer all of these flavors and more in their new sauce starter line without powdery packets or watered down flavors. Proving that yes, dinner short-cuts can be healthy and this is why La Tortilla Factory has made our “what we love” list.

Read more about La Tortilla Factory following these bold, delicious recipes.


Al Pastor Chicken Street Tacos

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: simple
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Al Pastor is traditionally prepared with pork, but works equally well with chicken. La Tortilla Factory’s Al Pastor Skillet Sauce Starter makes these tacos a snap. Top with a grilled pineapple salsa for a truly authentic touch.

Prep time:  3 min | Cook time: 7 min

El Pastor Chicken Street TacosIngredients

Optional toppings ~ diced onions and cilantro, fresh pineapple salsa

Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, stirring occasionally until browned, about 5 minutes. Add two-thirds of Sauce Starter and cook, uncovered until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thickened, 2-3 minutes. Add remaining Sauce Starter, toss to coat and remove from heat. Serve with warm La Tortilla Factory tortillas and your favorite toppings!

Calories: 250 | Total fat: 7 grams | Total carbohydrates: 20 grams | Dietary fiber: 2 grams | Protein: 27 grams


Smoky Slow Cooked Beef Tacos

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: simple
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Smoky Slow-Cooked Beef TacoThese smoky barbacoa beef tacos are better than Chipotle’s with the help of our luscious, Barbacoa Slow Cooker Sauce Starter. Serve with lime wedges and pickled onions for a perfectly paired compliment to this indulgent dish.

Prep time:  15 min | Cook time: 8 hours (including slow cooker time)

Ingredients

Optional Toppings ~  pickled onions, radishes, diced onions

Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides. Pace meat in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk water and Slow Cooker Sauce Starter until smooth; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 8 hours or until meat is fork tender. Remove meat from slow cooker and shred. Serve with warm La Tortilla Factory tortillas and your favorite toppings!

Calories: 190  | Total fat: 9 grams | Total carbohydrates: 1 grams | Dietary fiber: 0 grams | Protein:24 grams


Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: simple
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Cochinita pibil is a traditional slow cooked pork dish from the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico.  Now with the help of our Cochinita Pibil Slow Cooker Sauce Starter you’re able to serve this authentic dish in a matter of minutes.  Chalked full of vibrant achiote, fresh garlic, and aromatic herbs and spices these tacos are sure to impress all your foodie friends!

Prep time:  15 min | Cook time: 5 hours (including slow cooker time)

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork TacoIngredients

Optional toppings ~ pickled onions, cilantro, sour cream

Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides. Place meat in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk Slow Cooker Sauce Starter and water until smooth; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours, or until fork tender. Remove meat from slow cooker and shred. Serve with warm La Tortilla Factory tortillas and your favorite toppings!

Calories: 320 | Total fat: 10 grams | Total carbohydrates: 18 grams | Dietary fiber: 2 grams | Protein: 38 grams


Surf's Up Taco

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: simple
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Generously coat fresh fish or shrimp in our vibrant Salsa Baja Skillet Sauce Starter for a refreshing bite of summer any time of the year. Serve on warm tortillas with lime wedges, Cotija cheese and chopped cilantro.

Prep time:  5 min | Cook time: 15 min

Surf's Up Shrimp TacoIngredients

Optional toppings ~  finely chopped cabbage, cilantro, avocado slices, lime wedges

Directions

In a large bowl, combine half of the Sauce Starter with shrimp or fish; toss to coat. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring often, until pink and opaque. 3-5 minutes (or if using fish, until cooked through). Transfer to a serving plate; add remaining Sauce Starter to skillet and heat for 30 seconds. Pour sauce over shrimp or fish. Serve with warm La Tortilla Factory tortillas and your favorite toppings!

Calories: 230 | Total fat: 9 grams | Total carbohydrates: 18 grams | Dietary fiber: 2 grams | Protein: 18 grams



La Tortilla Factory

“Our founders, Jose and Mary Tamayo, set out to bring authentic Mexican flavors to California in 1977. They put down roots in Sonoma County and discovered a forward thinking, culinary community of farmers and foodies that supported and fostered their mission; bringing better food to your table.

Driven by the family’s personal health goals and also the requests of our loyal customers, La Tortilla Factory quickly earned and embraced the title of innovators in the tortilla field–a highly coveted position. We developed the first low carb tortilla, a flexible, gluten free tortilla, and an organic tortilla (way before organic was cool) because we feel very strongly that no one should have to go without tacos. No one.

To keep our pledge to better and our innovation game strong, we have assembled a team that continues to find ways to clean up our ingredients statements and make our products even tastier. We’ve always chosen to be part of the solution rather than the problem so we’ve begun to nix the bad stuff like dough conditioners, and mono and dyglicier-whats??, that may make tortillas easier to produce, but are not exactly items you find in your pantry. Real food. Call us crazy.”



 

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