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Calatayud, Aragon Wines: Evodia + Fully Loaded Pork Taquitos #WorldWineTravel

The #WorldWineTravel group continues its yearlong exploration of the wines of Spain by discussing the wines of Aragon.  This month we are hosted by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm. To catch you up, take a look at some of the areas we have explored already: 

January: Our First Rioja
February: Chicken Empanadas and Azimut Cava
March: Exploring Castilla y Leon through Wine and Food

This month we are exploring Aragon, which lies in the northeast corner of Spain.  Two mountain ranges run through this area:  The Pyrenees in the north and the Iberic System in the south.  The climate changes dramatically from subzero to desert-like in the area.  It has excellent cuisine and wines, so a perfect travel destination, even though it hasn't been a popular choice in recent years.  The most typical grape is the Carinena but I will be focusing on Garnacha.  

If you like Aragon wines, then be sure to visit these bloggers:

I chose for us the Evodia 2019 red wine made with 100% Garnacha grapes.  I ran across this recommendation, and at $10 a bottle, I couldn't resist:

Based on 100% Garnacha, the 2019 Evodia is a killer value that delivers incredible Garnacha flair at a crazy good price. Kirsch, blackberry, acacia flower, violet, and sandalwood notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless, beautifully layered wine with fabulous tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is the finest wine at this price point in the world. - Jeb Dunnuck

Our take: this wine has a beautiful color, clear and crimson. The on tongue were cherries, herbs and flowers.  The nose is fresh, interesting.  The tannins were fine and subdued.  

We made Fully Loaded Pork Taquitos for this meal.  Our daughter recommended this recipe after making it and it sounded like a good pairing for this wine.  A taquito is a rolled up taco that is baked with a sauce.  We enjoyed this meal thoroughly.

We have a Twitter chat scheduled Saturday, May 22 starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.  We all share our experiences with our Aragon wines and food pairings.  Come join us!  Ask questions!

Fully Loaded Pork Taquitos

Fully Loaded Pork Taquitos

Yield: 12
Author: Terri Steffes
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 Mininactive time: 5 MinTotal time: 27 Min
Rolled tacos with pico de gallo, creamy guacamole and hot sauce!


  • 2 yellow onions
  • 20 oz ground pork
  • 2 T southwest spice blend
  • 2 T tex-mex paste
  • 12 tortillas
  • 1 c Mexican blended cheese
  • 1 lime
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 8 T sour cream
  • 8 T guacamole
  • 2 T hot sauce
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 c water


  1. Preheat over to 425.  Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.  
  2. Peel onion and thinly slice, mince 2 T onion, and set aside.
  3. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan and add sliced onion, cook for three minutes
  4. Add pork, cook, breaking up into small pieces, until pork is browned through and onion is softened. 6 minutes.
  5. Stir in spice, paste, 1/3 c water and simmer until thickened for 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.
  6. Drizzle tortillas with olive oil and brush to coat completely. Add 1/4 c filling to one side of one tortilla.  Sprinkle each with 1 T cheese.  Roll up tortillas and place seam side down on the prepared sheet.
  7. Bake on the middle rack until crispy and golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  8. While taquitos bake, diced tomato, zest, and quarter lime.  In a small bowl combine tomato, minced onion, half the lime zest, a squeeze of lime juice, and season with salt.  Set aside.
  9. In a separate bowl, combine guacamole, sour cream, the rest of the lime zest, and a squeeze of lime juice.  Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Divide taquitos between the plates.  Top with pico de gallo and guacamole and hot sauce.  Serve.

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  1. That pork taquitos looks really yum. Can it be filled with other proteins?

  2. I love wines and I could definitely use a coupon. I hope there are some here that I can use locally here in the Philippines.

  3. Kita Bryant12:23 PM

    Sounds like you had one tasty night all the way around! I'm currently jealous. YUM!

  4. It sounds like you enjoyed this Garnacha! I had two from the region, one was a blend with Merlot, that we enjoyed. They are big wines, but such a value at the price point!

  5. Yum!! This sounds delicious and EASY enough to make. I love Spanish wines too.

  6. I do enjoy a good wine occasionally. I can't believe that you were able to get a good bottle of red wine for only $10! That is a great deal!

  7. Richelle Escat10:31 PM

    The avocado cream sauce sounds so savory, thanks for this taquitos recipe!

  8. Wow, that pork taquitos and that delicious wines looks perfect for my dinner. YUM!

  9. I found the wine from this area to be a great value. Your taquitos are going onto an upcoming weekly menu for sure.

  10. Wine and taquitos? That sounds like the perfect dinner/appetizer for dinner!

  11. I am a huge fan of avocado. I will have to try your pork taquitos recipe. Looks delish! -LYNNDEE

  12. Sound like a steal of a wine! And the pork Taquitos look like they were completey delicious!

  13. Avocado cream sauce.. this sounds like an awesome combination! I haven't made taquitos in ages and this looks very good.

  14. natalia flores3:50 AM

    This is the first time that I heard this recipe and looks so yummy!

  15. I love the Spanish food and I am so curious to explore Spanish wines.

  16. These wines are such great values for price! Your taquitos look amazing! I'm not a big fan of pork, but I might try them with a substitute.

  17. The taquitos look delicious, and what great values are these wines!

  18. Two things immediately jump out Terri- the amazing value in Spanish wines, let alone those from Aragon this month like your Evodia and those taquitos. Gosh it's been years since I've had them, yours look delicious!

  19. Two things immediately jump out Terri- the amazing value in Spanish wines, those from Aragon this month like your Evodia, and those taquitos. Gosh it's been years and yours look delicious!

  20. Those taquitos look amazing. It’s been a long time since I’ve had any. I got burned out on them. I’ll have to try making these homemade ones.

  21. Christy G12:01 AM

    Those taquitos look amazing. It’s been a long time since I’ve had any. I got burned out on them. I’ll have to try making these homemade ones.


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