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Any Day Can Be Taco Tuesday with HelloFresh

By James Griesser – Lead Recipe Developer – HelloFresh Canada, 11/02/20, 3:45PM EST

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Themed meals are a fun way to spice up the week and can suddenly become a staple that gets the whole family cooking together.

HelloFresh brings healthy, easy-to-make meals to the kitchens of busy hockey families that come with step-by-step instructions. Knowing what you'll be making and how long it will take is information valuable to anybody as busy as a hockey parent by creating stress-free dinners for the week.

Using HelloFresh's Mexican spice blend, this recipe brings an excitement to the dinner plate. With the side salad kids will still be getting their greens while enjoying in main course.

This dish is perfectly portable and easily carried in tupperware to eat on the way to the rink for those in a rush. With under 35 minutes of cook time and six easy steps to enjoy, this is a quick recipe that hockey families can enjoy on the go without much change to the everyday schedule.

Pork Tacos

with Pico de Gallo, Avocado and Spring Mix

1. PREP

Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch pieces. Zest, then juice limes. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Finely chop cilantro. Peel, pit and cut avocado into 1/2-inch pieces.

2. COOK ONIONS

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4ppl), then onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 min.

3. COOK FILLING

In the same pan with onions, add pork, garlic and Mexican seasoning. Cook, breaking up pork into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 6-8 min. Add tomato paste and 1/2 tsp sugar (dbl for 4ppl). Cook, stirring often, until warmed through, 1-2 min.

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4. MAKE CONDIMENTS

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss together tomatoes, cilantro, half the lime zest and half the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. (NOTE: This is your pico de gallo!) In another small bowl, whisk together remaining lime zest, remaining lime juice, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp oil (dbl both for 4ppl). Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. (NOTE: This is your dressing!)

5. WARM TORTILLAS

Stack tortillas and wrap with paper towel. (NOTE: For 4ppl make two stacks with 6 tortillas in each stack.) Microwave, until tortillas are warm and flexible, 1 min. (NOTE: You can skip this step if you don't want to warm tortillas!)

6. FINISH AND SERVE

In a large bowl, add spring mix and avocado. Drizzle with dressing to taste. Toss together. Divide cheese between tortillas, then top with pork and pico de gallo. Serve with salad on the side.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James is the Lead Recipe Developer at HelloFresh Canada, the meal kit service dedicated to making cooking fun, easy and convenient. Fall into a new dinner routine this season and enjoy the delicious victory of a home-cooked meal with HelloFresh! Visit hellofresh.ca and use code OMHA90 to save!

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