Saturday, April 4, 2009

Soft Tacos

Soft tacos are a great meal for a hot day. You've only got to cook the beef and everything else can be served cold. It's a nice simple and quick meal that's still tasty (and can be healthy depending what toppings you offer).

Beef Filling
  • ground beef, extra lean
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • salt
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 T chili powder
The Rest
  • soft taco wraps (or larger burrito wraps)
  • tomatoes, diced
  • lettuce, sliced
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, ...)
  1. Heat oil in skillet.
  2. Saute onions, 2-3 min.
  3. Add garlic, 1 min.
  4. Add beef and spices. Stir until cooked. You may need to add additional spices if yours are not particularly strong.
  5. Place toppings in bowls on table with spoons.
  6. Let everyone self wrap. Remember not to overfill.
Wrapping method
  • Place wrap on plate.
  • Add meat.
  • Top with cheese (so it can melt).
  • Top with tomatoes and lettuce.
  • Dollop sour cream on the side.
  • Fold the long side over 1/3 of the way. Fold up the bottom. Fold over the other side. No spill!
  • refried beans
  • salsa
  • rice
  • add cumin with the beef
  • use a chicken filling instead (updated 8/25/09)

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