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.