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Taco Shop Recipes

Recipes inspired from San Diego taco shops

Chicken Fried Carne Asada Tacos
3 years ago

Chicken Fried Carne Asada Tacos

This is super flavorful steak that’s fried crispy with some simple sauces on top. This is everybody’s favorite. I got the idea from the wonderful cookbook Amor Y Tacos. I’ve …
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Surf and Turf Tacos
3 years ago

Surf and Turf Tacos

Shrimp and steak go great together. They’re cooked together with salsa roja. It gives it a smokey and spicy flavor. I add a bit of shredded jack cheese, diced onions, …
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Pork Milanese Torta
3 years ago

Pork Milanese Torta

Tortas are Mexican Sandwiches. We add a very tasty Chipotle Bacon Jam we’ve made. It adds a spicy and smoky flavor that’s wonderful. You can use any kind of bread …
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California Tostada
3 years ago

California Tostada

Steak, cheese and fries seems like a no-brainer. It works great in a burrito, so why not on a tostada? I used our grilled carne asada recipe and fried up …
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Mexican Chorizo
3 years ago

Mexican Chorizo

We love chorizo. I’ve always loved both Spanish and Mexican chorizos. Spanish chorizo is a dry-cured hard sausage. Typically, Mexican chorizo is a spicy, raw pork sausage that crumbles when …
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Mexican Shredded Beef Tortas
3 years ago

Mexican Shredded Beef Tortas

We love tortas. This version uses heaps of slow-cooked Mexican shredded beef, black bean spread, pickled red onions, chunky guacamole, lettuce, pepper jack and garlic aioli on a toasted bun. …
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Mexican Shredded Beef
3 years ago

Mexican Shredded Beef

I’ve tried a variety of ways to make shredded pork. I’ve cooked it down with beer and with a variety of different dried chile pepper combinations. I’ve settled on this …
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Chilorio
3 years ago

Chilorio

This is a pretty easy Mexican version of pulled pork. Not spicy, but really tasty. We got the recipe from Mexico: the Beautiful. We’ve adjusted it a little. Not much. …
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Rolled Tacos (Taco Shop Style)
3 years ago

Rolled Tacos (Taco Shop Style)

Rolled tacos with guacamole are a quick cheap staple of taco shops in San Diego. A tight rolled corn tortilla with a small amount of shredded beef. A surprisingly small …
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Baja Fish Tacos
3 years ago

Baja Fish Tacos

Growing up in San Diego we got to eat great fish tacos whenever. The best ones came from Rosarito or Ensenada, Mexico. Beer battered white fish on a fresh tortilla …
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