Rating: 4.27 stars
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

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

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 tacos
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large resealable bag, toss pork meat with the taco seasoning mix until coated. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the seasoned pork in the hot oil, stirring occasionally until pork is no longer pink.

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

  • Spoon 1/3 cup of the pork mixture into each taco shell, and top with sliced olives.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 11.3g; carbohydrates 30.4g; fat 13.9g; cholesterol 22.8mg; sodium 817.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (51)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2008
I saw this recipe and thought it would be good to use with all the pork roasts I have. It was a huge hit! My husband NEVER eats left overs but this one he did and it was gone the next day. I used sugar free preserves so it wasn't that sweet but it was great. Insteat of taco shells they put down a bed of tortilla chips and put the topping on that and ate it like nachos. WONDERFUL!!! Read More
(54)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/29/2017
Ya'll don't know what a taco is. this is horrible. come down to south Texas and we'll show you. Sorry Read More
(3)
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2008
I saw this recipe and thought it would be good to use with all the pork roasts I have. It was a huge hit! My husband NEVER eats left overs but this one he did and it was gone the next day. I used sugar free preserves so it wasn't that sweet but it was great. Insteat of taco shells they put down a bed of tortilla chips and put the topping on that and ate it like nachos. WONDERFUL!!! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
I actually didnt make these from this website but its the same ones you can get off of the pillsbury website. I made it for my friends and they LOVED it. i let mine cook in the salsa and perserves for about 30-40 min just to make sure everything was really cooked. I had made a double batch so if you do let it cook longer to let the sauces cook down a bit. Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2012
Well, these are pretty darn tasty! My husband was stunned when he saw me mixing the preserves into the pan but was quick to say "these are really good..I'm surprised"! We didn't think they were too sweet, in fact there is just a touch of sweetness. Just be sure to use only the amount called for regarding the apricot preserves. I would recommend trying the cubed pork for some 'bite'. I used leftover shredded pork that I had on hand and by the time everything else was added, it was a bit mushy, so I would think the minced pork would be the same. I served these with the usual taco toppings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2014
By far the best tacos on this site! I did it a little different than the recipe but it was awesome. I mixed the salsa preserves and beans in the crockpot seared off the pork on the stove and added it to the crockpot. I cooked it on low for 3 hours. Absolutely amazing! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2011
Used to be one of my favorite quick meals and now that I am eating less and less meat in my diet I tried a vegetarian version with a 1/2 cup of chopped onion and approx. 2 cups of chopped bell peppers and 2 red skin potatoes and it still came out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2017
This is delicious! Never say anything is disgusting unless you've tried it. You sound like a two year old!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2007
I WAS INTRIGUED BY THE APRICOT PRESERVES. IT ACTUALLY TASTED PRETTY GOOD IN THE TACO MIX. MY HUSBAND SAID IT WAS IT WAS A LITTLE TO SWEET BUT THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD. NEXT. TIME FOR HIM I WILL ONLY ADD 1/2 THE PPRESERVES. IT WAS AN EASY. TASTY DISH. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2012
just like another reviewer I also got this recipe a few years ago from another web site and I love it. I dont even like apricot preserves but I like the flavor they add to the recipe. The original recipes also states to add sliced green onion in addition to the black olives for a topping. Yum! I like to add sour cream and shreeded cheese to mine. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
Very good. A real "keeper." Washed and drained my chili beans and added a squirt of lemon juice. Filled taco shells topped with some grated cheese then placed in 300 oven for 7 minutes. Crunchy deliciousness - rave reviews! (I always do the oven thing with tacos. My sister-in-law taught me this little trick many years ago.) I have another recipe that uses concentrated lemonade. May try that in place of the apricot preserves some other time. Thanks for posting this one. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/29/2017
Ya'll don't know what a taco is. this is horrible. come down to south Texas and we'll show you. Sorry Read More
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