I got a brand new kitchen gadget and could not wait to try it out. Prior to this new "toy" I used to make taco shells by frying them in oil using a ladle to press them down and make a flour shape. This taco shell maker allows you to bake the shells versus frying and there is no doubt I love fried foods, but this is obviously the healthier way to make them.
- 2 tbsp. paprika
- 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
- 1 tbsp. onion
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 2 - 16 oz. jars salsa
- 1 pkg. 10 inch tortillas
- 1 - 4.5 ox. can chopped green chillies
- 1 jalapeno pepper (optional)
- 2/3 cup onion - small dice
- 2 tsp. olive oil (or vegetable)
- Start by sweating the onions in a deep skillet over medium heat with a small amount of olive oil or vegetable oil. Once the onions begin to soften, turn the heat up to high and add in the ground beef.
- Break the beef apart with a wooden spoon, stir and brown the beef.
- Add in the can of chopped chillies, 3 tablespoons of the spice mix, slices of fresh jalapeno and the two jars of salsa.
- Mix well and cook over low heat for at least 20 minutes to develop some flavor.
- 1 head of lettuce - cut in slices
- 2 tomatoes - cut in wedges
- 1 small container sour cream for flavor and garnish
- 1 bag of Mexican blend shredded cheese
- Put a good amount of the hot beef mixture in the baked shell. Top with shredded cheese then add in lettuce, tomato and a dollop of sour cream on top. Sprinkle some of the spice mixture on top and you are ready to serve and eat.
I rather over did it on the sour cream, ya think? But I love it and it goes so well with all of the other flavors in this dish.