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Central American Tacos

Central American Tacos Recipe


Wonderful authentic tacos I first tasted in Guatemala at a taco stand. May be a little different to the American taste, but the green sauce is the crowning touch. The flavors are the subtle flavors of Central America.


  • 5 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 medium (blank)s tomatillos, husked and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper, diced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste
  • 3 avocado, NS as to Florida or Californias avocados, halved with pits removed
  • 10 (6 inch) corn tortillas


  1. Place potatoes into a large saucepan, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, crumble the ground beef into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for a few minutes, then stir in the onion. Cook until meat is no longer pink, and the onion is tender. Drain excess grease, and gently stir in the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place the tomatillos, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro into a blender. Squeeze avocados out of their skins into the blender. Process until smooth.
  4. Heat tortillas in a skillet until warm and flexible. Spoon on some of the meat mixture, and top with the sauce. Roll up, and enjoy.

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Nutritional Information

Central American Tacos

Servings Per Recipe: 5
Calories: 530.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 46 %
carbohydrates: 14 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 54 %
fat: 49 %
saturated fat: 39 %
cholesterol: 18 %
vitamin a iu: 11 %
niacin equivalents: 86 %
vitamin b6: 47 %
vitamin c: 34 %
folate: 30 %
calcium: 9 %
iron: 29 %
magnesium: 38 %
potassium: 32 %
sodium: 4 %
thiamin: 26 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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