Shrimp Diablo Tacos

Dawn Whitted


These tacos are a great change from standard ground beef tacos my kids get at our local taco chain restaurant. And they have quite a kick too!


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10 Min
10 Min


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6-8 sprig(s)
corn or flour tortillas
10 large
shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/4 medium
yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/2 medium
red bell pepper
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
1 pinch
red pepper flakes
1 tsp
garlic powder
1-2 Tbsp
cilantro, chopped dried works too
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes, mexican
1/2 c
cabbage, thinly sliced
lime, halved
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
jalapenos, fresh or pickled
1-3 Tbsp
canola or olive oil for sauteing

How to Make Shrimp Diablo Tacos


  • 1Wrap tortillas in foil and place in 350 degrees oven to warm.

    Peel, devein & cut shrimp into bite size pieces then set aside.
  • 2In large skillet add 2T canola or olive oil, onions & bell peppers saute until softened 2 minutes.
  • 3Add minced garlic, chopped tomatoes with liquid, cumin, red pepper flake, garlic powder & 1/2 squeezed lime and let simmer for 10 minutes to reduce.
  • 4Stir in shrimp, cabbage, cilantro & 1/2 finely chopped jalapeno and shut heat off. The shrimp will finish cooking in the hot tomato liquid.

    *Tip: I added 4oz. chopped imitation crab meat to these and it turned out great.
  • 5Build tacos by adding the shrimp filling to a soft shell tortilla and top with a squeeze of lime juice, shredded cheese & sour cream & jalapeno slices.

    These are a bit spicy but you can reduce the heat by eliminating part of the red pepper flake and/or jalapenos.

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About Shrimp Diablo Tacos

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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