Monday, August 4, 2008

Recipe Monday: Tacos

It was always a treat when Mom made tacos for the family. Yes, we had to assemble the tacos ourselves, but I loved the crunch of tacos (my brother preferred soft-shelled tacos). I have been making my tacos recently with TVP (texturized vegetable protein) based on this recipe. No taco seasoning packet required.

1 pound hamburger
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon garlic, instant minced
shredded Cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
hard or soft taco shells

Brown hamburger in a large skillet. Stir in water, onions and seasonings. Heat to boiling then reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serves 4.

Note: Mom's taco mix was always a bit wet so be aware your hard-shelled tacos may get soggy. Otherwise, yummy!

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