Soft Taco Recipe

 

 

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Have the craving for a good soft taco? Well, you've found the right recipe! Just follow our simple step-by-step instructions.

Soft Taco Ingredients

Soft Taco Ingredients

Soft Taco Ingredients

This recipe calls for:

1 Pound Beef Chili  (Our chili recipe)

3 Cups Lettuce

3 Tomatoes

1  Avocado

1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese

Cilantro (if desired)

Corn Tortillas (From Scratch Recipe)

Corn Oil

Cutting LettuceCilantro

Chopping Tomato Scooping Out Avocado

Chopping Avocado

First Step: Chopping

First, Chop everything up. If you have never chopped up an avocado before, donít panic. Put your knife on top, where the stem comes out, slice directly down until you hit the seed, rotate the knife around the avocado, split it open, remove the seed, deeply score the meet in both direction creating cubes, and then scoop out the meet using a spoon.

 

In a bowl stir together:

3 Cups Chopped Lettuce

3 Diced Tomatoes

Cilantro (cilantro is optional.)

1  Diced Avocado

 

 

Cheese

Cheese

Second Step: Grating Cheese

Grate 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and set it aside to be used later as a topping.

 

Frying TortillaFlipping Tortilla

Blotting Tortilla

Tortilla

Third Step: Frying Soft Tortillas

If you have never soft fried tortillas before now is your chance to learn. Don't skip this step, or your tacos will be horrible.

Heat a frying pan with 1/4th of an inch of corn oil in it. You will want the burner to be set on medium high. Once your oil has preheated for a few minutes, carefully lay one tortilla in for  5 seconds, then flip it over using tongs and cook the other side for 5 seconds. The tortilla will bubble slightly. Then remove it from the pan, blot the oil off with a paper towel and SALT. Repeat this step until you have fried about 20 tortillas. I say 20 because I find that most people in my family like to eat some of the tortillas without any filling, and this can cause a shortage of taco rappers.

(Never leave hot oil unattended, it could start a fire.  I'm not trying to scare you--just don't leave the burner on unattended while working on another part of your recipe. Keep a sauce pan lid--that fits your frying pan--around any time you fry with hot oil; this way, if there is a fire, you can suffocate it before it spreads beyond the frying pan. Also, if you have any little children around, make sure that the handle of the frying pan is not hanging over the edge of the stove where they could possibly grab it).

Adding Chili

Adding Chili

Fourth Step: Adding Mixing Soft Taco Filling

Stir into the taco filling:

1 Pound Beef Chili (heated on the stove until hot)

Soft Taco Filling

Soft Taco Filling

 

Fifth Step: Filling Soft Tacos

Now it is time to fill your tacos. Just put as much prepared filling as you desire. Don't forget the cheese and onion!

( If you wish, just take a serving bowl full of taco filling along with a bowl of cheese and a bowl of onion to the dinner table and let your guests make their own tacos. This way, everyone gets exactly what they want).

 

Soft Taco

Soft Taco

 

Soft Taco

Now enjoy your meal!

 

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