Well I know all us locals were complaining about the weather but this is crazy. It’s so cold here today. I’m all for a cool day now and then but the timing of this one was kind of ironic. We finally take the leap to buy a new barbecue and the next day it’s too cold to want to use it. I will refrain from wishing for the heat again though. I know it’s coming back and will be hitting us hard soon enough. So I will try and enjoy the brief break in the weather. I figured since it was cool I could turn the oven on. That’s a rarity here in the summer. So I ran to the store and picked up what I needed to make tacos. Nothing like an impromptu taco night. Forgot to get salsa but we survived. Taco night is always a joy around here. Well worth the effort. So enjoy and make the time to do your own taco night.
Steak Soft Taco:
1 pound of steak, I used a fast fry since I did this last minute. Normally I’d do a nicer cut and marinate.
Medium cheddar cheese, grated
Soft taco shells, we use the medium size
2- 3 tablespoons of Tamari Sauce, I like “memories of Kobe” which is a thick tamari sauce
Garlic powder to taste
Chili powder to taste
Salt to taste, I like Himalayan
Pepper to taste
Olive oil (for keeping things moist)
Optional- green pepper
onion (I like the sweet)
Cut up all your veggies and set aside.
Grate your cheese and set aside.
Cut up steak in to thin strips. Trim off any fat.
In a saute or frying pan use a little olive oil and cook steak over medium heat. Once meat is almost thoroughly cooked add spices and tamari sauce. Continue to cook until tamari absorbs and steak browns nicely.
Remove and heat up the tortillas in a frying pan or in the microwave.
Let everyone go crazy and load them up the way they like.
Hard Beef Tacos:
2 pounds of hamburger
Taco seasoning (I like old el paso, I know it’s shocking I don’t do my own right!)
Medium cheddar cheese, grated
Hard taco shells
Optional: green pepper
Cook hamburger over medium heat until juices are clear. Do no over brown.
While hamburger is cooking take that time to cut up all your veggies and grate your cheese. Set aside.
Once hamburger is ready add one to two packets of taco seasoning depending how spicy you like it. Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Once it has boiled for about 4-5 minutes lower the heat to let it simmer.
Simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Place shells in oven at about 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes.
Place everything out for everyone to load up themselves.
If you have somewhere to lay it all out it makes it easier for everyone to do their own thing. Everyone does theirs different here. Me and Kiana tend to be pretty tame and plain, C and Bray tend to throw on everything but the kitchen sink. This is a great meal when you have company or when the kids have friends over. Young kids love making a mess with their own plates. Have a ball and enjoy! xx
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