Tacos Norteños


Tacos Norteños


  • 6 ea. guajillo chiles (about 1 ounce), rinsed, seeded, and deveined
  • 5 ea. small tomatillos (about 8 ounces), rinsed and peeled
  • 2 ea. garlic cloves
  • 2 T. salt, divided
  • 1/8 t. anise seeds
  • 1/8 t. dried oregano
  • 8 oz. ground beef
  • 3 ea. Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 c. onion, chopped
  • 12 ea. 6" corn tortillas, warmed


  1. In small saucepan, combine chiles, tomatillos and 1–1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until tomatillos are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Strain, reserve liquid and set aside until cool.
  3. In blender, combine chiles, tomatillos, 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking liquid, garlic, 1 teaspoon of the salt, the anise seeds and oregano; blend until pureed; strain.
  4. In medium skillet, heat oil and add beef. Cook and stir until no longer pink.
  5. Add tomatillo mixture and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer to measuring cup, add reserved cooking liquid to measure 2 cups.
  7. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine avocados, cilantro, onion, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Mix well but don’t mash (it should be chunky).
  8. Spoon avocado mixture onto tortillas, dividing equally.
  9. Roll each up and cut off 1/4”from each end.
  10. To serve, place 3 stuffed tortillas on each plate. Pour meat sauce on top, dividing equally.


Nutrition Facts
Tacos Norteños
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 610 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Trans Fat 0.5g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 3600mg 156%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 16g 58%
Total Sugars 7g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 19g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 15%
Iron 0mg 20%
Potassium 1160mg 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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