Beef and pork tacos

    30 min

    An Italian-inspired dish, which involves filling taco shells with a beef and sausagemeat sauce and topping them with mozzarella cheese. A great alternative to the classic tacos.

    60 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 225g Italian sausages, casings removed
    • 450g minced beef
    • 450g tomato pasta sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 16 taco shells, heated
    • 340g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Combine the minced beef and sausagemeat in a large heavy frying pan. Cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain off excess fat and season meat with Italian herbs.
    2. Heat the pasta sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through. When the sauce is warm, stir in the sugar.
    3. Fill taco shells with the meat mixture, spoon pasta sauce over and top with mozzarella cheese.

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    Wow - nice twist on regular 'ol hard shell tacos! This is kinda like traditional Mexican meets old school Italian. Like others, I was a bit skeptical but overall it's really good. It tastes like a meatball hoagie fused with a hard shell taco. So, if you like both of those you're bound to like this. My husband is a fan of both, so he really enjoyed this. Plus, it was quick and easy to put together for a weeknight meal. I seasoned the ground beef and sausage with a little minced garlic as well as Italian seasoning. I omitted with sugar from the jarred sauce as I used "Classico's Sweet Tomato Basil Sauce". I topped the "tacos" with a combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Overall, simply delicious!  -  24 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really good and super easy, but it would have been better on bread than in a taco shell. If I make it in the shell again, I will add some roasted red peppers and ricotta cheese to make it more taco like and less like a meatball sandwich.  -  20 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    For a quick and easy meal, this was a five star recipe. I loved the crunchy taco shell mixed with the Italian flavors. I wasn't sure how this was going to be, but I was pleasantly surprised.  -  07 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)