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Gringo Tacos (for the enjoyment of Epigramman and others)
Gringo Tacos: an Introduction
My family is very white. My mom's side is English and my dad's side, Scottish and Dutch. It's hard to get much whiter then our family. But, we grew up eating tacos, although, not with the more traditional carne asada, pork and little tiny corn tortillas. I did not discover those joys until later in life. We ate what I now call "Gringo tacos." Essentially, they are hamburgers in a bun. It's a very tasty and simple recipe. I hope you enjoy it.
*please note, you can substitute ground beef for beans If you're not a carnivorous person.
four organic roma tomatoes
1/2 large organic white onion
slice of organic lemon
tbsp organic cilantro (whole leave)
1/4 jalapeno (more or less to taste)
1/4 garlic clove
lawry's seasoning salt
(these are both in equal amounts, enough to cver the meat and/or beans)
1 lb free range ground beef and/or two cans of refried beans
1/2 large white organic onion
shredded organic head lettuce
diced organic hot house tomato
Tillamook sour cream
grated Tillamook cheddar or Mexican mix cheese
This is quick and easy if you have a food processor, but, if you don't, you cans till do it. Just remember, knives are sharp! Use a cutting board, preferably a plastic one if you want to minimize clean up. The following instructions apply if you're using the food processor. if you're not, just dice everything as much as you desire and stir well.
1. Slice each tomato into quarters. Place in food processor and dice to desired consistency(. For thicker salsa, drain tomato juice after dicing) . Remove tomatoes and place them in a bowl.
2. Slice onion half in half and put in processor along with cilantro leaves, jalapeno (you can also use a serrano), garlic clove, salt and honey. Mix well in processor to desired consistency.
3. Remove and add to the tomatoes, squeeze lemon juice and mix well.
There is no specific recipe for this, but i just use equal amounts of Garlic powder and Lawry's seasoning salt, mixed together. Use whatever amount you'd like, depending on how seasoned you want your beans and meat. If you're super lazy, you can buy Lawry's taco seasoning nad just use 1/2 -1 package
1. chop onion and throw in frying pan with ground beef and/or beans.
2. While this is heating, take another frying pan and heat oil.
3. While this is cooking, shred lettuce, dice tomatoes, chop olives.
4. Drain meat, and seasoning and mix well.
5. Toss a couple tortillas in hot oil, shape and cook to desired consistency, remove and dab.
6. I layer my tacos as such: ketchup, beef, cheese, salsa, ketchup, lettuce, olives, sour cream.
7. I then eat and enjoy.
8. He who cooks gets the night off from dishes. it's science