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Burrito or Taco Bar June 9, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Vegetarian Recipes.
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3D-CowSubstituting seafood, fresh vegetables, beans, and/or grains for the ground beef in tacos and burritos boosts the nutrients and fiber, and lowers the fat and  cholesterol, without sacrificing taste.

Setting out different fillings and toppings allows diners of all ages to custom create the perfect Taco or Burrito for their appetites.

Let your imaginations run wild.

Burrito or Taco Bar

* Select 2-3 fillings:  Grilled Shrimp or Scallops, Blackened Fish, Refried beans, Veggie Taco filling, Brown rice, Red beans & rice, Black beans & rice, etc.

* Chop or dice an assortment of veggies, raw or cooked (onion, red or green pepper, carrot, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, corn)

* Toppings: Salsa (Mild, Medium, or Hot), Sour Cream, Black Olives, Chopped Lettuce, Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Grated Cheese

* Assorted Taco Shells (hard or soft), Tortillas or Burritos

If desired, sauté onions and/or other veggies in vegetable or olive oil until softened.  Heat refried beans, seafood, veggie taco filling,  and/or cooked rice.

Heat taco shells (hard) according to package directions.  Allow soft taco shells and burritos to come to room temperature for easy rolling.

Put all fillings, shells, and toppings out buffet style and let everyone create their “perfect” burritos and tacos.

Wonderful with Margaritas for the adults and lime-ade for the kids.   Olé!

No rules.  Just . . . Mangia! 

What about you?

Any crowd-pleasing favorites to share?

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