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Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Pollo Asado Tacos

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Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Pollo Asado Tacos are an easy trader joe’s recipe that will have a delicious dinner on the table in minutes! 

Some of my most-popular posts OF ALL TIME are Easy Trader Joe’s Dinners!  These are easy meals that are thrown together in a few minutes, with a few ingredients from Trader Joe’s. Clearly we like and need these types of meal ideas so I decided to dedicate a whole series of posts to them. They aren’t really recipes in the classic sense – no ingredient lists or step-by-step instructions – just dinner inspiration.

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In the previous posts, I’ve created a few ‘rules’ for TJ’s for dinner meals. The important rules are: 5-ingredients or less and they must contain a vegetable. Most of the time, I’ll follow these rules, but because I don’t really ever adhere to food rules, I may stray from time-to-time.

Enough of the details, let’s get to the meal. Trader joe’s pollo asado tacos are served with my favorite black beans, and red pepper strips. I tried a new-to-me product for this meal – pre-marinated meat. I’ve always been leery of the pre-marinated meats. I’m not really sure why, because it turns out there is nothing to fear. It’s a great shortcut for flavorful meat without any prep or ingredients. And the pepper strips? My standard desperate vegetable – they don’t really require any prep and they don’t need any dressing, dip, etc.

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There are a few different components going on for this dinner, but they all come together quickly.

Easy Trader Joe’s Recipes: Pollo Asado Tacos

Ingredient List: can of black beans, pollo asado, corn tortillas, red pepper, onion, avocado

Chicken: grill or cook chicken, according to package directions.

Toppings/Other: slice avocado, dice 1/2 of the onion (reserve other half for another use), slice red peppers.

Black Beans: heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add 1/2 (so 1/4 of the onion) of the diced onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add black beans and liquid (DO NOT DRAIN BEANS!) and some chopped cilantro if you’ve got it. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid has thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.

Tortillas: heat as desired. I love to heat them over my gas burner, but you could also heat over the grill, hot pan or microwave.

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Then simply assemble the tacos. Layer meat, avocado and diced onion into the warm tortillas and serve with beans and peppers on the side.

Extras if you have them: salsa, hot sauce, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, chopped tomato. These aren’t necessary but are good additions. 🙂

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If you have any requests for this series, please let me know. Are you interested in vegetarian options? Chicken as a main? Low-carb? Slow cooker? I’ll do my best to come up with what you need. (And I love a good challenge!)

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