Cowboy Tacos


It doesn't take very long to whip up a fun meal with this recipe for cowboy tacos. Cowboys love these meaty tacos with chili beans and olives.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 tacos


  • 1 pound cubed or minced pork stew meat

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chunky salsa

  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, undrained

  • cup apricot preserves

  • 12 taco shells

  • 1 (10 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, for topping


  1. Toss pork meat with taco seasoning mix in a plastic resealable bag until coated.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry seasoned pork in hot oil, stirring occasionally, until pork is no longer pink.

  3. Stir salsa, beans, and apricot preserves into the skillet with pork. Reduce heat to low; simmer until heated through, about 10 minutes.

  4. Spoon 1/3 cup pork mixture into each taco shell and top with sliced olives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 817mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 395mg 8%

* 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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