Double Decker El Patos

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Joanne Cantrall

By
@jtc400

Recipe my Mom received from a dear family friend at least 45 years ago. I have searched & seached the internet and haven't seen this recipe anywhere! Something different that our family loves, my 40 year old son still requests El Patos when he visits.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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1 can(s)
(7 3/4 oz can) el pato tomato sauce
2 can(s)
(8 oz can) tomato sauce
1
tomato sauce can of water
1 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1- 1.25 lb
hamburger, browned and drained
1 pkg
6" flour tortillas
1/2 c
canola oil, or oil of your choice
toppings- shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced olives, chopped avacado, sour cream-anything you add to your tacos!

How to Make Double Decker El Patos

Step-by-Step

  • 11. While hamburger is browning in frying pan, start sauce in 2 QT saucepan by melting butter over medium heat. Add flour to butter and wisk, cooking until smooth and very lightly browned. Add 2 cans tomato sauce, 1 tomato sauce can of water and 1/2 -1 can of El Pato Sauce, depending on how spicy you want it. (I use about 3/4 of the can-this is spicy stuff!)
  • 22. When hamburger is browned, drain fat and add hamburger to sauce. Cover saucepan and simmer on low heat while you prepare your toppings.
  • 33. With toppings ready, put 1/2 cup oil in clean frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, fry torillas flat on both sides, one at a time until golden brown and crisp. Flour tortillas will bubble up when fried, just press down on the bubbles with your tongs for a few seconds to flatten. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4To prepare Double Decker El Pato, place one tortilla on plate, (I use paper plates because these slide around on regular ceramic/glass plates), top with 1/3 cup of sauce, and add preferred toppings. We use lettuce, tomatoes, grated cheese, chopped avacado, sliced olives, sliced jalapeno peppers (from jar) and sour cream.
    Make a second layer on top of first layer, same as the first with tortilla, sauce and toppings.
  • 5Eat with fork and knife, they can get a little messy, but we sure like them! I usually serve refried beans in a small bowl. Plate is too small for both!

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About Double Decker El Patos

Course/Dish: Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #tacos, #tostadas




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