Day 1: New Year's Fiesta Taco

Written by: Lamar Innes



Time to read 3 min

Celebrate New Year's Day with a Fiesta: Sonoran Flour Tortilla Tacos with Sparkling Cabbage Slaw

A New Year's Fiesta Taco with sparkling edible glitter on Tortilla Familia's authentic Mexican Flour Tortilla, filled with seasoned beef, cheese, and fresh veggies.

New Year's Fiesta Taco

Prep time

20 minutes

Cook time

20 minutes


4-6 Services


Main Dish



As the New Year rolls around, it's time to bring out the festive spirit in your kitchen with a recipe that encapsulates the joy and freshness of new beginnings. Today, I'm excited to share a special recipe: New Year's Fiesta Taco - Celebration Blend with Sparkling Cabbage Slaw. This dish is a vibrant blend of traditional Mexican flavors and modern culinary creativity, featuring our beloved 6" Sonoran Flour Tortilla from Tortilla Familia.

The Story Behind The Recipe

This recipe is inspired by the rich culinary heritage of Mexico and the innovative spirit of modern cooking. 


In Mexico, the New Year is celebrated with fireworks, music, and, of course, delicious food. Tacos, a staple of Mexican cuisine, are loved for their versatility and flavor. 


By incorporating the Sonoran Flour Tortilla, we pay homage to the authentic taste and texture that has been a part of Mexican families for generations. 


The addition of the sparkling cabbage slaw brings a unique twist, symbolizing the bubbly excitement of New Year's celebrations. 

Traditional Mexican New Year

The Recipe...


For the Taco:
  • 1 lb ground beef or chicken
  • 8-10 Tortilla Familia's 6" Sonoran Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking
For the Sparkling Cabbage Slaw:
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Assorted fresh ingredients for New Year


  1. Prepare the Taco Filling:
    • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until fragrant.
    • Add ground meat, cooking until browned. Season with cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
    • Cook for 5 more minutes and set aside.
  2. Make the Sparkling Cabbage Slaw:
    • Combine cabbage, carrots, green onions, and cilantro in a large bowl.
    • Whisk together lime juice, honey, and sparkling water in a separate bowl.
    • Pour over cabbage mixture, tossing to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Assemble the Tacos:
    • Warm Tortilla Familia's Sonoran Flour Tortillas in a pan or oven.
    • Place taco filling on each tortilla, top with cheese, tomatoes, and slaw.
  4. Serve:
    • Enjoy immediately, garnished with cilantro or lime wedges.
Sizzling taco filling cooking on stove with Tortilla Familia

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Estimated Nutritional Facts per Serving

  • Calories: 350-400 kcal
  • Protein: 20-25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35-40g
  • Fat: 15-20g
  • Fiber: 4-5g
  • Sodium: 300-350mg

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used. 

The Heart of the Recipe: Tortilla Familia's Sonoran Flour Tortillas

At the heart of this recipe is Tortilla Familia's 6" Sonoran Flour Tortilla. These tortillas are crafted with traditional methods, ensuring each one is perfectly soft, pliable, and ready to wrap around the delicious fillings. The Sonoran Flour Tortilla is a testament to the authentic Mexican tortillas that have graced countless family tables.


As we welcome a new year, it's a time for joy, reflection, and anticipation for what's to come. This New Year's Fiesta Taco recipe is more than just a meal; it's a celebration of culture, tradition, and the endless possibilities that cooking brings into our lives. It represents a blend of the old and the new, much like the year that lies ahead. So gather your loved ones, cook up this delightful dish, and raise a toast to the year ahead with every bite of these delicious tacos wrapped in Tortilla Familia's Sonoran Flour Tortillas.


Remember, whether you're a seasoned chef or a cooking enthusiast, the secret ingredient is always love. Happy New Year, and may your table always be filled with good food and great company!

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