Friday, June 24, 2011


I know it's been 2 whole weeks without a Foodie Friday post.  2 weeks ago was my 5 year wedding anniversary and last Friday was the weekend of that whole Father's Day  thing....and being that there are 2 amazing Daddy's (my Dad and my husband) in my life I kinda felt the need to celebrate them both.

Anyway.  My deepest apologies as I know how much you all look forward to reading and trying my AH-MAY-ZING recipes.  (sarcasm at it's finest).

However.  HOWEVER....due to the guilt I feel from missing the past 2 Foodie Friday's, I have decided to grant you all with not just one delectable recipe but THREE.  (sort-of - they're kinda co-dependent on one another).

If you love Mexican food as much as I do you've come to the right place.  Although I'm not sure how authentic it is (I figure if there's chili powder, cilantro and avacodo's involved it's authentic enough for me).

If I were a chili pepper I'm pretty sure this is what I would look like.

Alas, here is my version of soft tacos:


1 lb of ground beef (or turkey)
1 tablespoon of chili powder
Dash of cinnamon
1 sweet pepper (red, orange or yellow) chopped
1 can of black beans
2-3 cloves of garlic or 1/2 tsp or garlic powder
1/4 cup beef or chicken broth

Heat large frying pan over medium heat and cook meat almost all the way.  Add garlic, peppers, spices, stock and beans.  Cook until liquid has been absorbed.


2-3 ripe avocados diced
1 tomato diced
1 green onion sliced
Lots of cilantro (or to your taste - some people love it, some people hate it)
Juice of one small lime
1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

And if you're feeling exceptionally ambitious you must try these home made tortillas from one of my favourite foodie blogs, Foodess.  Click on the Foodess link and have a look...super easy, super delicious and I promise you, they will NOT disappoint.  Kids will gobble them up with gusto.  If they're not into the actual taco filling you can simply throw on the salsa and cheese or just the cheese.  They are also yummy plain and warm right out of the pan.  Honest to God, I have not bought another package of tortillas since trying these out.  Please keep in mind a cast iron skillet is a must...and a great kitchen investment.  They make killer breakfast potatoes too.(another post for another Foodie Friday)

Other sides for my tacos include hot sauce (my new obsession is sriracha hot sauce), grated old cheddar and sour cream.

Pair the tacos with a chunky salt rimmed lime margarita on the rocks, throw on a sombrero, have your kids break out the maracas and you'll feel as if you've been transported right to Mexico.

This is actually Cabo, Mexico.  I was there one time.
I took this picture one glorious morning.
As I sat by the pool.  All. By. Myself.

Okay, maybe not quite.



Ellen said...

I have never heard of avacodo salsa, sriracha hot sauce or anyone ever making their own tacos but everything sounds extremely yummy.

Amber_D said...

Tacos are my absolute favorite food. I ate mexican food so much when I was pregnant with Anders my husband told me that instead of my water breaking my salsa was going to break. (Gross, but true.)I never thought of putting chicken broth in with the meat. I'm going to have to try your recipe next time. I'm kind of a disaster in the kitchen.

Ado said...

1. Picture of Cabo is so beautiful. Especially beautiful as you are all alone to enjoy it. (-:
2. Taco recipe looks amazing, like one I would love to try and of course Bookmarked in my recipes folder but the truth is I never seem to get around to trying these brilliant recipes I find. I did bookmark it though. (-:
3. You should go look at The Bare Midriff blog - Elizabeth is a friend of mine, a Montessori teacher who has these incredibly lovely recipes for health - she recently had a taco recipe that like yours, looked amazing (and I uh...bookmarked it..) Anyway thought you two might want to connect as you both have amazing blogs. (-:

January Dawn said...

Well Mumma you must give them a try then!

@Amber - that is gross but pretty damn funny too (about breaking your salsa). I only post easy to make recipes so you should give it a try sometime.

@Ado - Thanks for your lovely comments as usual. :) I appreciate it. I will pop over to Elizabeth's blog for sure.