In addition to a recipe for taco meat, the Homesick Texan even tells you how to make your own puffy taco shells. While that sounds delicious, I’ll save that for another time, after I buy my own tortilla press. For now, I decided to give her taco recipe a try.
Everything on the ingredient list seems pretty straightforward. There are the usual suspects of ground beef, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, but I’m a little surprised to see that the recipe calls for “½ cup of your favorite salsa.” Knowing that much salsa could make or break the tacos, it seemed fitting to use one of the Homesick Texan’s salsa recipes.
Uncle Richard’s Salsa couldn’t be easier.
With my jar of salsa ready, I could move on to the tacos.
In no time at all, I had everything ready to go.
Clockwise from the bottom, I had ½ onion chopped with 3 chopped jalapenos, 3 cloves of garlic minced, 2 tbs of fresh cilantro, and 1 tbs chili powder, 1 tbs cumin, 1 tbs Mexican oregano, and ½ tsp of cayenne pepper.
First in the pan with ¼ cup of oil was the onions and peppers.
Once I added the final tablespoon of lime juice
Of course I only had crappy premade taco shells on hand, but with a little lettuce, cheese, and salsa, I had a good looking taco. Once again, the Homesick Texan comes through. I’m honestly wondering if there’s a bad dish on her site.