Tacos Our Way

Recipe by Julesong
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute the onion in the olive oil over medium-high heat until just soft, then add the garlic and recaito and stir well.
  • Add the ground beef, then the ancho and cumin, and cook until meat is well-browned, using a spatula to break up the cooked meat into smaller pieces (some folks call this "hamburger gravel"), about 10 minutes.
  • Julie's method of putting together her taco: take a corn tortilla and thinly spread butter on both sides, then fry in a hot skillet for about 15 to 20 seconds per side to soften the tortilla; fill with cooked meat and desired garnishes (for me that's just cheese, meat mixture, and - yes- catsup because that's how I grew up eating them and yes I know it's weird).
  • Steingrim's method: fill hard taco shell with cooked meat, all garnishes, and hot sauce so spicy you'd swear it would eat its way through the bottle.
  • Note: recaito is a kind of prepared herb mixture containing onion, garlic, peppers, recao leaves, and cilantro; we get it in the jar in the Mexican section of the grocery store.
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