Chicos Tacos Recipe

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Tacos recipe is the most popular dish that originated in Mexico. However, it’s famous worldwide along with America. Although it’s a staple food in Mexico, it gets top priority in Asian countries as well. 

If you want to try tacos at home, try the Chicos tacos recipe. Chicos is an American restaurant built in 1953. The tacos recipe in the Chicos is a maximum ordered menu in terms of its taste and flavor. Once you try it, you’ll love making this recipe several times. 

The attraction of Chicos tacos is its filling covered with corn or wheat-based tortilla. You can make this amazing recipe with any ingredients. However, we’ll share some specific ingredients that are used in the Chicos restaurant to make tacos. So, let’s begin!

Chicos Tacos Recipe

Chicos Tacos Ingredients

You need a lot of ingredients, though, these all are very common pantry ingredients. You won’t be troubled arranging them. The ingredients that you need are-

Ground Beef (2 Pounds)

Usually, tacos are made of fish, chicken, or meat. However, the Chicos tacos recipe is made of beef, so we’ll take 2 pounds of beef and finely grind them.

Black Pepper (1 Tsp) 

For a mild flavor, you need to take 1 tsp of black pepper. 

Chicken Bouillon Mix (2 Tsp)

And when you add chicken bouillon mix powder, it will increase the taste tremendously. This chicken bouillon mix will be required for both beef making and also sauce making. So, take 2 tsp of this mixing powder. 

Chopped Onion (½ Cup)

Take fresh onions and chop them into small slices. Take ½ cup of chopped onions.

Fresh Garlic (6 Cloves)

Adding garlic cloves to the tomato sauce and green jalapeno sauce brings a strong flavor. So, we’ll take 4 fresh garlic cloves to make these two different types of sauces. 

Regular Cooking Oil( 1 Cup)

To fry the tortilla and also to cook the beef filling, you will need 1 cup of cooking oil. If you want a nice flavor in your recipe, take olive oil or vegetable oil instead. You also can use canola oil for this recipe. Take whatever is available.  

Corn Tortilla (40)

More than 50 tortillas can be made with 2 pounds of beef. Our dish will be prepared for 8 servings. So, we’ll take 40 tortillas to serve 5 tacos for each serving.  You also can take wheat tortillas. 

Salt (2 Tsp)

Take salt according to your preference. We’ll take 2 tsp. 

Onion Powder & Garlic Powder (1 Tsp Each) 

You can either use minced onion and garlic or can use powder. So, take 1 tsp of onion powder/ minced paste. Also, you’ll need 1 tsp of garlic powder. 

Tomatoes (6)

Tomato sauce is another attraction for adding to the Chicos tacos. It makes the recipe more delicious. Therefore, Chicos always serve their tacos with tomato sauce and jalapenos sauce. To make your tomato sauce, you’ll need 6 promo tomatoes. 

Serrano Pepper (5)

To make the tomato sauce and green sauce, you’ll also need 5 serranos.

Jalapenos & Tomatillos (3 & 5 respectively)

Making the green sauce requires you to take 3 and 5 tomatillos.

Peeled Tomato Sauce(1 Can)

You also need 1 can of whole peeled tomato sauce. This will be necessary to make the tomato sauce.  

How to Make Rolled Tacos?

Making this recipe requires 3 different steps where you need to make rolled tacos, tomato sauces and lastly, you need to make jalapenos green sauce. We’ll help you learn to make them all with ease. Here’s how to make this recipe-

Step-1

Heat on your stove and put the pan in. Brush oil in your pan. Take the bowl of ground beef and put the beef in the pan. Add black pepper, garlic powder, and 1 tsp chicken bouillon mix powder. Keep stirring to mix them all, and cook for 10 minutes.

Cooking Beef to Make Taco Filling

When the beef looks light brown, add chopped onion. Now cook and stir for 10 minutes more at medium-high heat. Once the beef is cooked, remove the pan from the stove. 

Step-2

This time put a frying pan on the stove and heat up the tortillas. Keep the heat medium-low. Or the tortillas will be burnt.

Heating Up Tortillas for Tacos

Step-3

If the tortillas are ready, add 2 tbsp of cooked beef to the tortillas and roll them up.

Filling Taco with Beef

Step-4

You must use a toothpick while rolling up the tortillas. Toothpick will seal them and the beef won’t fall out. Look at the picture below and do the same.

A Sealed Taco with Toothpick to Secure Filling

Step-5

It’s now time to fry the rolled tortillas. Put the pan on the stove and let it warm for 30 seconds. Put oil and let the oil warm for 1 minute. This time fry the tortillas. Fry them in batches and fry 4 pieces at a time.

Frying Tacos

It will make your way easier and also fries the tortillas nicely. Make sure all the pieces are nicely brown and crispy on all sides. 

Step-6

Once they are fried, remove them from the pan and place them on a dish. Spread a paper towel on the dish before placing the tortillas. The paper towel will strain the grease. 

Fried Tacos

Step-7

Your tortillas are ready. Now go for making the tomato sauce. So, put a pan with 3 cups of water. Add tomatoes and serranos and boil them for 10 minutes.

Boiling Tomato Sauce Ingredients

Step-8

Now take your blender and put boiled tomatoes, 3 serranos, 4 garlic cloves, a whole can of peeled tomato sauce. ¼ onion piece, 1 tsp of chicken bouillon mix,  1 tsp of salt. Now blend all the ingredients and make a smooth mixture.

Blending Tomato Sauce Elements

Step-9

At this stage, put a pan on the stove and add 2 tbsp of oil, and put the blended mixture. Add 6 cups of water.  Bring them to a boil for 5 minutes at medium-high heat. Make sure it’s getting thicker.

Simmering Tomato Sauce

Your tomato sauce is ready. Now transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside. 

Step-10

The last part of Chicos Tacos is to make the green jalapenos sauce. So, put a pan on the stove and add 3 cups of water. Put jalapenos, tomatillos, and 2 serranos. Boil them for 10 minutes. 

Boiling Green Salsa Ingredient

Step-11

Put all the boiled elements in a blender.  Add half a cup of water, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp of salt.

Blending Green Salsa Ingredients
Green Salsa

Now blend them well. When finished, transfer the blended green sauce to a small bowl. You are done making your Chicos Tacos recipe. Now you need to serve them in a good presentation. 

Step-12

Take a serving dish and spread 2 tbsp of shredded cheddar cheese. Put 5 tacos on the shredded cheese on a single layer. Now give 2 tbsp of tomato sauce and 2 tbsp of green sauce over the tacos. Your dish is ready to serve.

Dish of Chicos Tacos

Best Side Dishes to Serve With

  • Mexican Rice
  • Cilantro Rice
  • Sweet Corn Cake
  • Mexican Black Bean
  • Guacamole
  • Tomatillo Salsa
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Mango Salsa
  • Vegan Cheese
Chicos Tacos Recipe

The Tastiest Chicos Tacos Recipe || A Highly Delicious Menu for Dinner

If you love eating tacos, make the tastiest tacos recipe with Chicos tacos recipe idea. Chicos make their tacos exceptional with tomato sauce and green salsa.  So, try this today!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 152kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Chicken Bouillon Mix
  • ½ Cup Chopped Onion
  • 6 Cloves Fresh Garlic
  • 1 Cup Regular Cooking Oil
  • 40 Corn Tortilla
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp  Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp  Garlic Powder
  • 6 Tomatoes
  • 5 Serrano Pepper
  • 3 Jalapenos
  • 5 Tomatillos
  • 1 Can Peeled Tomato Sauce

Instructions

  • Brush oil in your pan and put beef in it. Add black pepper, garlic powder, and chicken bouillon mix powder.
  • Keep stirring and cook for `10 minutes.
  • Add chopped onion and stir for 10 minutes at medium-high heat.
  • Heat up the tortillas now.
  • If the tortillas are ready, add 2 tbsp of cooked beef to each tortilla, roll up, and seal it with a toothpick.
  • Let your frying pan warm for 30 seconds on the stove. Put oil and let the oil warm for 1 minute and fry the tortillas.
  • Once they are fried, transfer them to a dish. Spread a paper towel on the dish to strain the grease.
  • Your tortillas are ready.
  • Make your tomato sauce now. So, put a pan on the stove with 3 cups of water.
  • Add tomatoes and serranos and boil them for 10 minutes.
  • Now blend the boiled ingredients, garlic cloves,  can of peeled tomato sauce, ¼ onion piece, chicken bouillon mix,  and salt.
  • Now put a pan on the stove and add 2 tbsp of oil, and put the blended mixture.
  • Add 6 cups of water.  Bring them to a boil for 5 minutes at medium-high heat.
  • Your tomato sauce is ready.
  • Now make your green jalapenos sauce. So, put a pan on the stove and add 3 cups of water. Boil jalapenos, tomatillos, and 2 serranos for 10 minutes.
  • Now blend the boiled elements, half a cup of water, garlic cloves, and salt.
  • You are done.
  • Take a serving dish and decorate the dish to serve.

Tips

  • You must heat up the tortillas before rolling with the filling. Or, the tortillas will break.
  • Salsa is the best way to make your chicos tacos more delicious. In this case, you can add the jalapeno salsa that we added to our recipe. Or go with peanut salsa with Morita pepper.
  • When tacos come with good flavor, it becomes tastier. Try adding all the flavorful ingredients like wheat tortillas, fresh onion, and fresh herbs. etc.
  • Instead of topping your Mexican rolled tacos with tomato sauce and green sauce, add a lime wedge, onion rings, sliced radish, or shredded spinach .
  • Make sure your toppings come with a good flavor to overpower your recipe.
  • Ground beef is the most suitable and best meat to make this recipe. However, you can use ground or shredded chicken instead.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Tastiest Chicos Tacos Recipe || A Highly Delicious Menu for Dinner
Amount per Serving
Calories
152
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How To Roll Taquitos?

It’s simple to roll the tortillas while making tacos. All you need is to put the filling on the edge of a tortilla. We strongly recommend not to put the filling in the middle of your tortilla.

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Once you put them on edge, start rolling. And when reaches the other end of the edge, seal it with a tooth peak (Image-4). That’s how you can roll your tortilla and make tacos.  

Conclusion

Making the  Chicos tacos recipe is pretty easy. Although preparing the ingredients and cooking takes a lengthy process, it’s easily understandable. You can bring change to your menu for dinner with tacos. It’s delicious and healthy. 

Tacos are the ideal source of fiber and protein. However, it’s extremely high in fat and calories. So, we recommend avoiding keeping this menu regularly in your dinner or lunchtime. Rather keeping it once or twice a week on your menu will be absolutely perfect.
But you can make it healthier using healthy ingredients and vegetables. In that case, having the rolled tacos every day won’t do any harm. 

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