IDDSI Level 5 Tacos

Easy to swallow tacos

Spice up Cinco de Mayo with these incredible easy-to-swallow tacos. They meet IDDSI Levels 5, 6 & 7 and are the perfect way to enjoy the holiday. Try them with our delicious Margarita recipe!

Ingredients

6 Servings 12 Servings
Thick & Easy® Level 5 Minced Beef, thawed
Item: 114401
4 Tbsp 8 Tbsp
Taco seasoning mix of choice* 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp
Water 1 tsp 2 tsp
Corn Tortillas (4–6-inch size; 2 per serving) 12 24
Water, hot 2/3 cup 1 1/3 cups
THICK & EASY® Clear Instant Food & Beverage Thickener
Item: 17938
4 tsp 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp
Suggested Garnishes:
Cheese sauce; Sour cream; Pureed Avocado; Pureed Salsa; Taco Sauce
As Desired As Desired

Recipe Notes

Before serving, always test for Level 5 using IDDSI guidelines. If needed, add additional water or taco sauce if meat mixture or pureed corn tortillas are too dry; and a small amount of Thick & Easy® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener if too wet or thin.

How to Prepare

  1. Place thawed Thick & Easy® Level 5 Minced Beef in a saucepan and warm over medium heat.
  2. Add taco seasoning mix and water; stir well.
  3. Heat and stir until mixture begins to thicken and reaches 165°F or higher.
  4. Cover and hold at 135°F or higher for service.
  5. Using a food processor or blender, grind corn tortillas to fine crumbs.
  6. Add water and puree until smooth.
  7. Add THICK & EASY® Clear Instant Food & Beverage Thickener and mix well.
  8. Cover and hold at 135°F or higher for service. Keep tortilla mixture covered tightly to retain moisture.

To Serve Individual Tacos: (2 tacos per serving)

  1. Portion two #30 scoops pureed corn tortilla per serving. Flatten each scoop into a round shape with a spatula, plastic wrap, or clean gloved hand.
  2. Portion one #30 scoop seasoned ground meat onto each corn tortilla circle. Add desired toppings and fold in half using a spatula or clean gloved hand. Drizzle with taco sauce.

To Serve as a Tostada (open faced taco)

  1. Portion one #16 scoop pureed corn tortilla per serving. Flatten into a round shape with a spatula, plastic wrap, or clean gloved hand.
  2. Portion 1 – #16 scoop ground taco meat onto corn tortilla circle. Add desired toppings and garnish with a drizzle of taco sauce.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size (for seasoned meat and corn tortilla only):About 2 oz seasoned meat; about 1/4 cup pureed corn tortilla

Calories: 130

Total Fat: 4g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 240mg

Total Carb: 15g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Total Sugars: 0g

Added Sugars: 0g

Protein: 8g

Vitamin D: 0% DV

Calcium: 0% DV

Iron: 4% DV

Potassium: 0% DV