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Old 08-02-2011, 11:35 AM   #21
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Meat puree I like my tacos shaved. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #22
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i ran 14 miles yesterday and then promptly went to taco bell and had 3 soft tacos and 2 bean burritos.

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.
what is a mexican taco? I've had either ground beef, steak, chicken in tacos in san diego.
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what is a mexican taco? I've had either ground beef, steak, chicken in tacos in san diego.
Authentic mexican can get pretty crazy by most standards. Cow tongues/hearts who know what else.
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Authentic mexican can get pretty crazy by most standards. Cow tongues/hearts who know what else.
I've been to at least 20 authentic mexican restaurants and never heard that
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:10 AM   #25
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mexican tacos are pretty much just any meat, onions, seasoning, and fresh cilantro on a soft corn tortilla. the meat is usually cut into small chunks, not ground, unless it's chorizo. pretty much what i do is cut up the onions and throw into skillet and once that's going throw in the meat and brown and a little seasoning. you can just use taco seasoning. maybe a little water if needed. when it's all cooked, it's ready to eat. just put a little in a tortilla and cover with chopped fresh cilantro and some hot sauce. so fvcking good and simple! sometimes i'll grill a cheap steak to get good charcoal flavor and then cut up and make tacos.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #26
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mexican tacos are pretty much just any meat, onions, seasoning, and fresh cilantro on a soft corn tortilla. the meat is usually cut into small chunks, not ground, unless it's chorizo. pretty much what i do is cut up the onions and throw into skillet and once that's going throw in the meat and brown and a little seasoning. you can just use taco seasoning. maybe a little water if needed. when it's all cooked, it's ready to eat. just put a little in a tortilla and cover with chopped fresh cilantro and some hot sauce. so fvcking good and simple! sometimes i'll grill a cheap steak to get good charcoal flavor and then cut up and make tacos.
I want them again now lol. I'll stick to some eggs tonight though lol.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #27
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We do taco night every other week or so. I'll take a round steak, slice it into super thin steaks (as thin as I can cut them), season with fajita seasoning and throw it on the grill - then chop it up and mix in some more fajita seasoning. Serve with tortillas, homemade guacamole, cilantro, chopped onions, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce and maybe some jack cheese.

Last week I did something similar with tilapia fillets. We've also done it with shrimp.

A few weeks ago my wife threw a pork shoulder in the slow cooker, with onions, garlic, chicken broth, and some fajita seasoning. Cooked it for about 6 hours, then shredded the pork and served with taco fixings - sooooo good.
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mexican tacos are pretty much just any meat, onions, seasoning, and fresh cilantro on a soft corn tortilla. The meat is usually cut into small chunks, not ground, unless it's chorizo. Pretty much what i do is cut up the onions and throw into skillet and once that's going throw in the meat and brown and a little seasoning. You can just use taco seasoning. Maybe a little water if needed. When it's all cooked, it's ready to eat. Just put a little in a tortilla and cover with chopped fresh cilantro and some hot sauce. So fvcking good and simple! Sometimes i'll grill a cheap steak to get good charcoal flavor and then cut up and make tacos.
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I made a blue corn crusted shrimp taco the other day topped with a seasoned diced tomato and sweet onion salsa, shredded lettuce and avocado crema.

They came out awesome but the pictures look like sh!t so I'm not gonna post em up. I need to start using a camera to take the pics...
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I made a blue corn crusted shrimp taco the other day topped with a seasoned diced tomato and sweet onion salsa, shredded lettuce and avocado crema.

They came out awesome but the pictures look like sh!t so I'm not gonna post em up. I need to start using a camera to take the pics...

Did they look like theese ?? My mama made them over the weeknd


Sinaloa mexico style
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Those look insanely good. I tried to keep it simple, the flavors were great just the way they look wasn't.
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This thread makes me very sad for anyone who has never had a taco that wasn't from Taco Hell or made from anything but hamburger.
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Took me a while to give it a go but here it is... Brown the ground turkey in a pot and my onion/garlic spice mix in a pan. I strained the turkey meat in a collander and then transferred it to a cutting board and ran a knife over it a few times but that didn't really get the desired result. Then I had an idea. I picked the browned meat up and literally ground it back down by crumbling with my hands. Added it back into the pot with the onion mix, added tomato paste, water and more spices and simmered.

Again, forgive the presentation, it's the girl and I and she's exhausted from clinical and just wants to eat. Camera phone sucks too.



It's hard to tell with the crappy pics but it's got a very smooth consistency from the tomato paste and it also helped bind it together


And this is before I started eating
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Try using Bison! It makes great taco meat!
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I'm confused by the word "smooth" as a desired consistency for meat, let alone "taco meat". Sounds like meat paste to me...similar to potted meat.
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I'm confused by the word "smooth" as a desired consistency for meat, let alone "taco meat". Sounds like meat paste to me...similar to potted meat.
+1 why are people trying to make tacos with meat paste? go to taco bell for shitty tacos.

like i said, true tacos are not made with ground meat
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+1 why are people trying to make tacos with meat paste? go to taco bell for shitty tacos.

like i said, true tacos are not made with ground meat
Not quite sure what you mean by "true tacos", but depending on the region in mexico, they certainly do make tacos with carne picada and carne molida - both of which are ground beef. They also make picadillo.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taco

"Tacos de canasta: son tacos que se preparan con pequeñas tortillas de maíz y se calientan con vapor utilizando una olla llamada "vaporera". Estos tacos se distinguen por ser aceitosos, sudados. Los guisos generalmente son de papa, frijoles, carne deshebrada de res y de chicharrón de puerco, papa, mole verde o tinga de pollo así como de picadillo, el cual puede ser simple carne de res molida con verduras. Este tipo de tacos se consumen mucho en el Norte de México, en la mañana o en alguna reunión en la noche. En la ciudad de México son vendidos por taqueros ambulantes en bicicleta o triciclo, que llevan un gran frasco de salsa verde o roja (aproximadamente un galón); los tacos viajan en una canasta de mimbre (de ahí su nombre) que contiene alrededor de 200 tacos. Son muy populares por ser sumamente económicos, una particularidad es que se mantienen calientes solo por la canasta que los contiene."

The bold part translates to "hash, which can be simple ground beef with vegetables."

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That term "true" is BS in the food world. Calling something true means that you have narrowed yourself to only eating soemthing that is prepared a certain way and aren't opening youself up to trying something new and outside the box. Cooking outside the box and putting a spin on a traditional dish is what makes cooking so much fun. Plus, think about how many top chefs got their name for doing just that.
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Looks awesome man. How much tomato paste did you use?
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6-8 oz. I added a little water to thin out the paste just a tad as well.
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