Duck Tacos

By Sara Moulton for Sara's Weeknight Meals.
Maple Leaf Farms is a past sponsor of Sara's Weeknight Meals.
Duck Tacos are easy to make and delicious any night of the week.


Prep Time {10 min}

Cook Time {3 min}

Serving Size {6 servings}


For the Spice Blend:
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Oregano, crumbled
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Cayenne

For the Filling & Toppings:
1 Maple Leaf Farms Roast Half Duck*, thawed
1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
3 Tbsp. Water
12 Ready-to-eat Regular-size Taco Shells, warmed according to package directions
16 oz. can Refried Beans (or make your own)
Shredded Iceberg Lettuce or Finely-shredded Cabbage
Chopped Tomatoes
To Taste, Shredded Cheddar Cheese or Mexican Cheese Blend
Prepared Salsa
Light Sour Cream (optional)

*You can also use Fully Cooked All Natural Pulled Duck Leg, shredded Duck Leg Confit meat or Rotisserie Half Duck meat.


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1. Make the spice blend: Add the ingredients to a bowl and stir well to combine.

2. Make the fillings and toppings: Shred enough duck meat to yield 2-1/2 cups. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the duck and spice blend and stir to combine. Stir in the water and cook, covered, for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Divide the filling among the taco shells. Add refried beans if you like. Top with the lettuce and tomatoes, and sprinkle with cheese. Spoon on the salsa and sour cream, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note: In a pinch, substitute about 1 tablespoon of your favorite packaged chicken taco seasoning mix for the spice blend.

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