Mexican Beef/Cheese With Soft Corn Tortillas

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Total Time
1hr
Prep
40 mins
Cook
20 mins

Corn Tortillas made from scratch are delicious and take a half hour to make, so why not? Taco meat filling, garnished with grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream, green onions and cilantro. Easy clean-up and leftovers can be frozen. Nice presentation when served with a side of flavoured rice, beans and salsa.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. For Corn Tortillas:.
  2. Combine Masa with salt and add 3/4 cup of water, mix well. Let stand for about 10 minutes, then knead well about 10 times and divide into 8 balls. Use tortilla press to create first tortilla. Place on medium-high griddle for 60 seconds, then flip and repeat -- try to get a bit of char on each side. Do this 8 times, stacking toasted tortillas on towel to cover. Repeat until all 8 tortillas are finished -- set aside for assembly.
  3. For Meat Filling:.
  4. In a medium sized skillet or frying pan, saute onion in oil until they start to colour. Add ground beef and cook until nicely browned. Drain fat if necessary. Break up meat as desired then add taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water. Mix well and simmer for about 15 minutes -- stir occasionally. Remove to bowl and set aside for assembly.
  5. Assemble:.
  6. Hold one tortilla in your palm and create taco shape. Spoon some meat filling along centre. Cover with grated cheese and sour cream. Garnish with green onions and chopped cilantro. Stand two filled tortillas upright in centre of plate and add side dishes. Serve immediately.