Serves 4 people or so
Guacamole (look at Quesadillas page for the recipe)
Salsa – Ingredients
2 large tomatoes, diced finely
3-4 tablespoons chopped coriander
small sweet onion, chopped finely
1/4 jalapeno, chopped finely (omit if you want it to be hot)
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 lime, juiced
Salsa – METHOD
Mix all ingredients and lime juice in a small bowl – put aside.
Beef Tacos – Ingredients
1 packet of good ground beef about 2 lbs – not too lean (85% should be ok) – just over 1 lb for 2 people is ok
2 tablespoons of oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1 large onion, chopped finely
1/2 jalapeno chilli chopped fine (use less or more if you smell it and it seems strong)
4 tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons TJ’s Taco seasoning
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp of paprika
2 packets of corn tortillas (1 packet should be ok for 2)
1 bag of lettuce (butter or romaine)
Sour cream (small tub) OPTIONAL
1 packet of shredded pepper jack cheese (you can also buy a small piece – 4 oz or so of solid cheese and grate that OR cut up 4-6 slices of pepper jack cheese into small pieces)
Beef Filling – METHOD
Heat oil on medium heat, put in chopped garlic. When lightly browned (less than a minute), add chopped onion and jalapeno.
Add paprika, mix then add the beef; cook; breaking up meat with a spoon until no longer pink, about 5-10 minutes.
Add tomatoes, taco seasoning, salt and pepper and cook , stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes until thickened. Mixture should not be watery, just moist.
Warm tortillas in skillet (frying pan), and keep warm in a clean dish towel.
Putting them together
Take a warm tortilla, add some of the beef mixture.
Top with salsa and lettuce, shredded cheese.
Add sour cream and guacamole.