Monday, September 19, 2011

Hawaiian Tacos with Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa

Hawaiian Tacos

Oh, this is YUMMY!  Another Special Request, this time from Beth.  I've made this many, many times and somehow there are never leftovers for my lunch the next day.  It is a simple meal to take to someone who could use a boost.  You can always tone down the spices if you know that your family isn't a fan of spicy food.  But please, don't skip making the Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa.  It really is what makes this so yummy (I could eat it by the spoon-full).

Hawaiian Tacos:
1  lb  Bulk Italian Sausage
1/2  Cup  Chopped White Onion
2  Cloves Garlic, minced
Dash  Tabasco Sauce
12  Taco Shells or warmed Corn Tortillas
1  Cup  Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa:
3  Roma  Tomatoes, seeded, chopped, and drained
1  Cup  seeded, chopped Cucumber
1  8-oz  can  Pineapple Tidbits, drained -OR- 1  Cup  diced fresh Pineapple
1/3  Cup  diced Sweet Onion
1-2  fresh Jalapeno Peppers, seeded and chopped -OR- dash Red Pepper Flakes
2  Tablespoons  snipped fresh Cilantro
1  Tablespoon Brown Sugar

In a large skillet cook Sausage, Onion, and Garlic until Sausage is browned and Onion is tender; stir to break up Sausage.  Drain off fat.  Stir in Tabasco Sauce.  Spoon meat mixture into taco shells.  Top with Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa and sprinkle with Cheese.  Makes 12 Tacos, serves 4.

1 comment:

deborah said...

This sounds interesting to try. My family is rather a meat and potato family, so I'm not sure what they would think.