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Celebrate National Taco Day with a "Macho Taco" (Recipe)

According to Punchbowl.com, the October 4, food holiday celebrates the history of the taco which dates back to 1520.

Whether you prefer a hard or soft shell taco with chicken, beef, seafood or vegetable filling, National Taco Day is your chance to gorge yourself on the traditional Mexican dish.

According to Punchbowl.com, the October 4, food holiday celebrates the history of the taco which dates back to 1520. The first record of the taco comes from a letter written to King Charles V of Spain by explorer Heranado Cortez in which, Cortez described a meal the Aztecs had made.

Some restaurants are celebrating National Taco Day with a two-pound, 12-inch Macho Taco that comes stuffed with lettuce, beans, Mexican rice, seasoned chicken, ground beef, pork carnitas, bacon, salsa fresca, cheese and jalapeños, and is topped with crema, picante and hacienda sauces,

If you think you can handle the Macho Taco here is a recipe from a mexican restaurant:

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 1 12” tortilla
  • 10 FL OZ lettuce
  • 4 FL OZ rice
  • 4 FL OZ refitos
  • 4 FL OZ cheese mix
  • 3 FL OZ taco beef
  • 3 FL OZ line chicken
  • 3 FL OZ carnitas
  • 2 FL OZ salsa fresca
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 FL OZ hacienda sauce
  • 1 FL OZ picante sauce
  • 1 FL OZ crema
  • 1 FL OZ jalapenos

Here’s What To Do

Place Macho Taco Shell on a clean Extra Large Oval and begin to build your taco in this order: lettuce (make sure lettuce is not wet and mound towards the center), refritos, and rice. Place the meat in three piles: Center pile of beef, end pile chicken, end pile Carnitas) taco beef, line chicken, carnitas. Then add 3 FL OZ cheese mix, salsa fresca, bacon (cut each strip in two and lay on top), hacienda sauce, picante sauce, crema, jalapenos, and 1 FL OZ cheese mix on top.

Fold and Enjoy

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