What better way to celebrate Tax day as well as my very first recipe post than by sharing my Moms beloved Taco recipe with everyone? Thanks again Mom for the inspiration!
 
Ingredients:
4 tbsp Canola Oil
1 package tortillas
Cotija Cheese
Shredded lettuce
Chopped Roma Tomatoes
 
Beef & Potato filling:
1 lb Ground beef I prefer ground sirloin 95% lean (Less fat, more beef!)
2-3 Chopped potatoes (regular baking are fine)
2 tbsp Tomato paste
1/2 Onion
2 Cloves garlic
3/4 cup Jalapeño juice (from your ready supply of jarred jalapeños, of course!)
Cilantro
Chili Powder
Salt
Pepper
 
Super simple taco salsa:
1/2 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup jalapeño juice
dried cilantro (dry works best)

 Start by simmering your meat. Once it looks thoroughly cooked, drain excess fat and add your chopped potatoes and tomato paste.  Chop your onion, garlic and cilantro and add that to the mix. Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Add jalapeño juice, cover and simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fully cooked.

Making your taco:
 
While its easiest to just purchase your taco shells pre-made it really doesn’t taste, look and feel like a traditional Mexican taco. I’m all for great time savers  but this recipe is all about that fried filling and yummy crunchy taco shell made together.  Nothing beats it.
So heres the tricky part…Heat up some Canola oil in a small frying pan.  Test heat with a sprinkle of water, you don’t want it too hot. Put about 2 tbsp of your filling in the center of your tortilla (or layer two for EXTRA crunch). Carefully place the base of your taco in the oil and hold the ends together until its standing on its own. Take turns slowly turning the taco on each side without letting the filling completely spill out.
 
 
Drain on a paper towel then fill it up with your toppings.
 
And Enjoy!

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