Simple to make, a great twist on regular tacos. If you like Italian food, you'll certainly love these!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease, and season meat with Italian seasoning.

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  • Heat the pasta sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through. When the sauce is warm, stir in the sugar.

  • Fill taco shells with the meat mixture, spoon pasta sauce over, and top with mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition Facts

261.9 calories; protein 13.8g 28% DV; carbohydrates 18.5g 6% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 36.9mg 12% DV; sodium 461.7mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2011
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2009
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. I thought it was lacking "traditional taco" toppings like onions tomatoes lettuce. The meat seemed dry too could simmer in 1/2 cup water. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
Delicous. I love itaian food. This is a keeper. I used a little water when cooking meat because it was dry but other than that two thumbs up 4 the italian tacos! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
WOW!!! These were so simple to make and tasted great! A good change from regular tacos! Thanks Super Dave for posting this....it will definately become a regular dish on our dinner plates!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2005
I WAS A LITTLE BIT SKEPTICAL OF THIS RECIPE BUT IM GLAD I TRIED IT. IT WAS YUMMY. I USED TURKEY SAUSAGE AND GROUND SIRLOIN TO MAKE IT LOWER IN FAT. I DIDNT HAVE MOZERELLA CHEESE SO I USED FAT FREE CHEDDAR AND IT WORKED OUT FINE. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
Although I doubled the entire recipe (big eaters/teenagers at my house) I followed it exactly. It was AWESOME! It is now the new official taco of our house! I did add ricotta cheese to the bottom of the taco but that's just because we are huge ricotta cheese lovers! A must try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2010
Of course like other posts... surprisingly good! They were very easy. I added some diced onion and green pepper for a little color and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2010
Tasted yummy. We used hard taco shells and it was very messy. Next time we will use soft taco shells. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2009
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. I thought it was lacking "traditional taco" toppings like onions tomatoes lettuce. The meat seemed dry too could simmer in 1/2 cup water. Read More
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