The best thing about eating tacos at home is that you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You know, the drips on to the plate, the “hand me the tissue” statement, messy hands and tables. It’s a comfort thing. There is just something about eating food with your hands. It just taste better. Just don’t forget to wash your hands before eating. ;p
I made this often in undergrad. This was an popular item in a shared housing. We laughed, talked, eat and had lots of fun. There is nothing more comforting that having warm bowls of chili, salsa and crisp taco shells and good company.
There are many variations to this. I just make this the way I felt like it that day. It is by no means a true blue Mexican recipe but it’s great fun.
So go on! Try it and eat it with laughter ….
and use your clean hands of course.
Tacos! (serves 3-4)
12 Taco shells
400 grams of lean beef mince
1 can of low sodium baked beans
2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce sauce
1 heap tablespoon of chilli powder
1 tablespoon of cumin
(be generous with the spices)
1 tsp of tumeric
1 cup of stock or water
2 roma tomatoes
1/2 of cucumber
Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare tray and place taco shells on it (flat).
Meanwhile, heat oil in pan up. add onion and garlic. Stirfry till transparent. Add beef mince. Break it up as it cooks. Be generous with the spices and sauce and stir well. Add baked beans and some stock/water if the mixture is too dry. Continue to simmer for about 15 minutes till it’s well cooked. Add pepper and salt if you like. Dish into a bowl.
Towards the last 10 minutes of your cooking, toast the taco shells in the oven.
Prepare salsa by chopping everything and putting them in a bowl. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.
To eat, place shredded lettuce into the taco shells first. Top with mince, salsa and chilli sauce/salad cream. EAT and be MESSY!
World’s Best Friend Week
Two lovely bloggers – Little Corner and Inspiredmumof2 passed this on to me. Thank you ladies! this is probably one of the best tags. I love the message below.
“Do you know the relationship between your 2 eyes? They blink together, move together, cry together, see things together and sleep together. Even though they never see each other, friendship should be just like that! Life is like Hell without FRIENDS. Its ‘World Best Friend Week’. Send this to your best friends to let them know you appreciate them.
Your Love is Ur Heart,
Your heart is Ur Spouse,
Your spouse is Ur Future,
Your future is Ur Destiny,
Your destiny is Ur Ambition,
Your ambition is Ur Aspiration,
Your aspiration is Ur Motivation,
Your motivation is Ur Belief,
Your belief is Ur Peace,
Your peace is Ur Target,
Your target is Heaven,
Heaven is no fun without FRIENDS.
To my best friends
Peggy-sorry ah, you don’t have a blog! ;p
To my prettiest and closest aunt (err-we grow up together, she is really a very young aunt!) Irene
To my blogging friends who continued to support and read this blog!
East first think later
Living in food heaven
Pass the joy around. =)