Recipe by Shelly (Goodman) Wright
It's funny that we get so creative in the kitchen, we forget to post the basic ones for those just starting out in the kitchen. I really don't mess around with tacos, my husband's favorite.
Top Review by Loves2Teach
I made these tonight- wow they were good! Ended up baking the shells instead of frying because I had less oil then I thought. Also added 2 cloves of garlic to the food processor. Never thought to do that to onions for tacos. Also had to drain the beef and add a bit more seasoning to them. Thanks for sharing!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion (I use white)
- 1 lb ground sirloin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack pepper cheese
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 -2 avocado (cubed or sliced)
- 1 cup chopped vine ripened tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- taco sauce (whatever your like)
- 2 cups cooking oil (or more depending on your skillet)
- 16 taco shells
Directions See How It's Made
- Coat a frying pan with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
- Use a food processor or blender to make the onions into a paste and add to hot frying pan.
- Sauté onion for a minute or so and then add the ground sirloin, cumin & cayenne pepper.
- Once browned, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Meanwhile prepare the condiments; grate the cheeses (I use the finer grade); cut the avacado, tomatoes & lettuce.
- Once you have everything else ready, cook the shell.
- Heat the 2 cups (or more, making sure that the shell will be completely submerged) of cooking oil (I use Wesson) in a frying pan.
- To test whether it's hot enough, tear a small piece off the shell and toss in the pan; if it sizzles it's ready.
- Corn shells cook fast, so once you get the shell in the oil, use tongs to shape it into a taco shape; never leave your tacos in oil unattended!
- Once you get it to your desired taste, let set upside down to drain off the grease.
- Fill tacos with meat and then head over to your taco bar!
- Add black olives or even green olives and a dollop of sour cream if you like.
- You can also serve beans and rice as side dishes; my husband likes tacos just by themselves.