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DylloS 07-28-2011 02:42 PM

Taco meat idea
 
maybe this is stupid but I figured I'd ask. I plan on making tacos tonight and I always get annoyed at the big clumps of meat that fall all over the place. Would it be an ok idea to toss the meat in a blender and just make it a little more fine in order to keep the meat together better. Almost like a paste?

And also, would an entire chopped up habanero be too much for a whole package of taco meat?

Broach><330 07-28-2011 02:56 PM

Just make sure to keep stirring and chopping the meat with a spatula. It should turn out great if u do that. No need to put it in a blender.

accolade 07-28-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Broach><330 (Post 13423207)
Just make sure to keep stirring and chopping the meat with a spatula. It should turn out great if u do that. No need to put it in a blender.

+1. Pressing it with a fork works really well too.

RHLP3 07-28-2011 03:09 PM

Dude I tried the blender thing once trust me don't do it, turns into poop paste. Stir and chop as suggested.

Oh and how much is an entire package of taco meat?

DylloS 07-28-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Broach><330 (Post 13423207)
Just make sure to keep stirring and chopping the meat with a spatula. It should turn out great if u do that. No need to put it in a blender.

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Originally Posted by accolade (Post 13423224)
+1. Pressing it with a fork works really well too.

I've done it that way plenty of times and want something more paste like.

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Originally Posted by RHLP3 (Post 13423254)
Dude I tried the blender thing once trust me don't do it, turns into poop paste. Stir and chop as suggested.

Oh and how much is an entire package of taco meat?

probably about 1.4 lbs before it's cooked

accolade 07-28-2011 04:21 PM

If you want to go that route I would recommend a food processor before anything else. That will at least throw a really fine chop on the cooked meat. A blender will requrie you to add some sort of liquid to get it to blend.

RHLP3 07-28-2011 04:21 PM

I think 1 Hab would be fine for about 1.5lbs.
And if you really want paste then by all means use the blender...Just report back with your results. Just FYI when I blended mine the juice from the meat was enough liquid to get it to blend so I didn't have to add anything.

DylloS 07-28-2011 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by accolade (Post 13423513)
If you want to go that route I would recommend a food processor before anything else. That will at least throw a really fine chop on the cooked meat. A blender will requrie you to add some sort of liquid to get it to blend.

why would I have to add anything? The meet is very moist when you make tacos.

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Originally Posted by RHLP3 (Post 13423515)
I think 1 Hab would be fine for about 1.5lbs.
And if you really want paste then by all means use the blender...Just report back with your results. Just FYI when I blended mine the juice from the meat was enough liquid to get it to blend so I didn't have to add anything.

Thanks. I'll take pics for you guys. I'd definitely doing it lol.

DylloS 07-28-2011 07:31 PM

It worked well. Almost like a taco bell meat texture. It was basically spreadable. Although it came out good I'll probably stick to the traditional way.

Pics not working but I'll try again later

Fisch330ciTopasBlau 07-28-2011 08:59 PM

just cook the meat longer, as it simmers in the sauce stir it every once in awhile. The meat will break up more so it gets closer to taco bell consistency.

DylloS 07-29-2011 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Fisch330ciTopasBlau (Post 13424363)
just cook the meat longer, as it simmers in the sauce stir it every once in awhile. The meat will break up more so it gets closer to taco bell consistency.

yeah I should have left it alone lol.

habaneros hurt coming out in the morning lol.

chorizo 07-29-2011 10:31 AM

actually its steam then grill it

chivo328 07-29-2011 12:34 PM

WTF is taco meat?

Edit: Nevermind. I'm guessing you're talking about ground beef.

chorizo 07-29-2011 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by chivo328 (Post 13426046)
WTF is taco meat?

Edit: Nevermind. I'm guessing you're talking about ground beef.

:rofl::rofl:

poynter 07-29-2011 02:31 PM

I always wanted to try and make some taco burgers and then cut them in half so that they are the same shape as the taco shell. then layer the cheese/lettuce/guac/sourcream/etc in layers like a sandwich so that you get all the ingredients in every bite instead of the cold **** on top and the meat and cheese on the bottom. With it being a half a patty it wouldn't fall out of the shell either!

We have taco night about once a week. I usually eat 5 or 6 tacos while my wife and son eat 1 or 2. How many do you guys eat?

Dcha 07-29-2011 02:39 PM

I just stab at it with a spatula. Gets just right after a minute or two. Just gotta grip it and rip it.

BLAU III 07-29-2011 02:43 PM

This thread is HIlarious!

DylloS 08-01-2011 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by poynter (Post 13426455)
I always wanted to try and make some taco burgers and then cut them in half so that they are the same shape as the taco shell. then layer the cheese/lettuce/guac/sourcream/etc in layers like a sandwich so that you get all the ingredients in every bite instead of the cold **** on top and the meat and cheese on the bottom. With it being a half a patty it wouldn't fall out of the shell either!

We have taco night about once a week. I usually eat 5 or 6 tacos while my wife and son eat 1 or 2. How many do you guys eat?

like 6 or so lol.

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Originally Posted by BLAU III (Post 13426489)
This thread is HIlarious!

very HI larious

217Bimmer 08-01-2011 02:21 PM

i ran 14 miles yesterday and then promptly went to taco bell and had 3 soft tacos and 2 bean burritos. :facepalm:

i usually make authentic mexican tacos at home because they are 100 x better than any taco with ground beef and so simple.

for your meat spillage problem, you just need to have it more sauce like instead of just seasoned lumps of dry beef.

poynter 08-01-2011 02:24 PM

Ive been making tacos with half ground beef and half ground turkey. Not one person I have shared with has noticed at all.


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