Dee's Awesome Tacos

Dee Stillwell

By
@LILLYDEE

In the 70's, Ortega published a recipe for taco filling with their ads. I made them for years according to their recipe(sort of). I lost the recipe and have tweaked it over the years to this result. I have done searches and can't find the recipe. I even wrote to Ortega and nothing. These are even better than the original recipe in my opinion. I hope u try them and love then as much as we do.


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Serves:

12 tacos

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Saute

Ingredients

2 lb
ground beef or 1 lb each grnd beef & grnd turkey
1 - 15 oz can(s)
rotel diced tomatoes with chilis
1 - 15 oz can(s)
tomato sauce & 1 sauce can of water
2 can(s)
diced green chilis
1 tsp
seasoning salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1 tsp
cumin
1/2 tsp
mexican oregano or regular oregano
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 - 1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 dozen
7 inch white corn tortillas or any you like
canola oil for frying shells
parmesan cheese

TOPPINGS

diced tomatoes, shreaded lettuce, pico de gallo, shreaded cheddar cheese, sour cream, avacado, fresh squeezed lime juice, more parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown meat in large skillet. Drain off fat. Add tomatoes, sauce, water, and seasionings. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cook covered for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until the liquid is absorbed and meat is tender, about another 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste.
2
Fry tortillas in canola oil until desired crispness. Blot on paper towels and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Fill with taco filling and garnish as desired. We like ours as my picture shows...with shreaded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shreaded cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, sliced avacado and sour cream, more parmesan cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime. YUMMMM
3
An alternative to frying the tortillas: place several tortillas between damp paper towels in the microwave for 20 seconds or until soft and pliable. Stack 2 together and build your taco(sometimes one cracks and leaks). If I have leftover taco filling, I make taco salad or taco omlettes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican