Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BIRTHDAY FIESTA

My youngest son when asked what he wanted for his recent birthday dinner was quick to say "tacos."  With that in mind I set about to create a menu.
 After the menu is set - the tablescape is next....
My country French rooster crossed the pond and became Senior Gallo!
I have always bragged that my hubby has a small but excellent repertoire in the kitchen.  One of the items he always cooks is tacos.  He uses a recipe from my beloved MIL.  I do not know if he ever had a written recipe or just made the tacos from the memory of watching his mother.  These tacos are best with ground beef but I also like them made with ground chicken.  They do not have any typical Mexican spices in them as they are made with the addition of vegetables, carrots, potatoes and onions.  Serve with salsa and taco sauces so your diners may add spices as desired.

Poppa's Tacos

2 Pounds good, lean ground beef (or lean ground chicken)
3 carrots, grated
3 medium potatoes, peeled and grated
2-3 medium onions, diced
Salt
Pepper
Onion Salt

Brown the ground beef, drain off excess fat. Add the potatoes, onions and carrots. Season with salt, pepper and the onion salt to taste. Stir often but let the mix get a little brown on the bottom before turning, the carmilization that occurs during this step is what gives these tacos their distinctive flavor - be careful not to burn. This should take 20-30 minutes.

These tacos are best served with crispy corn tortillas but are also good with warmed flour tortillas.

Serve with  bowls of shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, and a variety of salsas and taco sauces. You may also want to add some guacamole and sour cream to your selection of condiments.

Serve with Mexican rice and re-fried beans.

Resource

Yellow Plates, 222 5th
Chicken Napkin Rings, Antique Farm House
Glasses, Kohl's
Runner, Fiesta
Napkins, Bed, Bath & Beyond
Red handles flatware, Hampton Forge
Salt & Pepper Mill, Pier One
White candlesticks, Oddity Home

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4 comments:

  1. SENORA YOUR MEAL LOOKS DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Will pass on the word. Thank you for stopping by!

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