anyone wanna share a good taco recipe with me?

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    I'm looking for a great recipe for the meat. I prefer beef.

    Something mexican too, I'm not real big on other cultures' variations.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    This is my all purpose Cal-Mex filling recipe/method. It can be used for leftover beef, pork, chicken...or with fresh meats.

    1. If using fresh meat, heat a bit of cooking oil in a skillet (medium is fine). Toss in the diced or ground meat and brown.

    2. If using leftover meat, cube or shred and set aside. Add oil to the skillet, heat on medium.

    3. Add diced onions (and garlic if you swing that way) to the pan and cook until translucent. (add the leftover meat if you are following #2). Add chopped chiles (or the diced canned ones if you don't have fresh). Cook a bit more. Add chopped tomatoes (optional) or tomato sauce (optional) depending on whether you want a "redder" mixture.

    4. Season with chile powder, cumin, salt & pep to taste. A dash or two of tobasco sauce doesn't hurt either.

    5. Cook until onions are somewhat carmelized. If it gets to dry, add a splash of water to moisten the mixture while it's finishing cooking.
     
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    He..Heh....Hehheh....Hehe.hehe....

    "Good Taco."
     
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    whatya gotz to do ...iz used pulled meat for the taco...gives it a wee bit of bite.....ground and all is disappointing ....pulled meat is easier to eat with the hands etc....you have to get a beef roast or pork shoulder....marinade it in all your favorite mexican spices...(you know the yellow packs in the ethic food section) then slow cook it...pulled it off the bone and make tacos...good cheese...plenty of onions...lettuce and good maters....i like the hard shell
     
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    he...hehehe......"pulled meat.":razz:
     
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    just use a taco mix, McCormicks is good. Then you had a little bit of your own spices, that part you have to figure out, all this with a 1lb of hamburger meat. Get yourself some soft taco shells, and whatever else you want on it. I add chili to the hamburger meat sometime, that is pretty good, re friend beans are also good if you mix them in.
     
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    luissa cant cook?
     
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    I used to have a recipe for haggis Tacos, but I burned it.
     
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    yeah ya take a cleaver to it. :lol:
     
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    he..hehe....hehehe.....Luissa adds her own spices to her taco....he....hehe
     

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