Friday, November 30, 2007

Tacos! and World's best friend =)


The best thing about eating tacos at home is that you don't have to worry about making a mess. You know, the drips on to the plate, the "hand me the tissue" statement, messy hands and tables. It's a comfort thing. There is just something about eating food with your hands. It just taste better. Just don't forget to wash your hands before eating. ;p

I made this often in undergrad. This was an popular item in a shared housing. We laughed, talked, eat and had lots of fun. There is nothing more comforting that having warm bowls of chili, salsa and crisp taco shells and good company.

There are many variations to this. I just make this the way I felt like it that day. It is by no means a true blue Mexican recipe but it's great fun.

So go on! Try it and eat it with laughter ....

and use your clean hands of course.



Tacos! (serves 3-4)
12 Taco shells
400 grams of lean beef mince
1 can of low sodium baked beans
2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce sauce
1 heap tablespoon of chilli powder
1 tablespoon of cumin
(be generous with the spices)
1 tsp of tumeric
1 cup of stock or water
Chopped onion
garlic

Salsa
1 avocado
2 roma tomatoes
1/2 of cucumber
lemon juice

shredded lettuce
Method
Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare tray and place taco shells on it (flat).

Meanwhile, heat oil in pan up. add onion and garlic. Stirfry till transparent. Add beef mince. Break it up as it cooks. Be generous with the spices and sauce and stir well. Add baked beans and some stock/water if the mixture is too dry. Continue to simmer for about 15 minutes till it's well cooked. Add pepper and salt if you like. Dish into a bowl.

Towards the last 10 minutes of your cooking, toast the taco shells in the oven.

Prepare salsa by chopping everything and putting them in a bowl. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.

To eat, place shredded lettuce into the taco shells first. Top with mince, salsa and chilli sauce/salad cream. EAT and be MESSY!


World’s Best Friend Week

Two lovely bloggers - Little Corner and Inspiredmumof2 passed this on to me. Thank you ladies! this is probably one of the best tags. I love the message below.


"Do you know the relationship between your 2 eyes? They blink together, move together, cry together, see things together and sleep together. Even though they never see each other, friendship should be just like that! Life is like Hell without FRIENDS. Its ‘World Best Friend Week’. Send this to your best friends to let them know you appreciate them.

Your Love is Ur Heart,
Your heart is Ur Spouse,
Your spouse is Ur Future,
Your future is Ur Destiny,
Your destiny is Ur Ambition,
Your ambition is Ur Aspiration,
Your aspiration is Ur Motivation,
Your motivation is Ur Belief,
Your belief is Ur Peace,
Your peace is Ur Target,
Your target is Heaven,
Heaven is no fun without FRIENDS.

To my best friends

Peggy-sorry ah, you don't have a blog! ;p

Ruth

Ben

AR

To my prettiest and closest aunt (err-we grow up together, she is really a very young aunt!) Irene

To my blogging friends who continued to support and read this blog!

Singairishgirl
Celine
East first think later
Tigerfish
Evan
Frankenstina
Living in food heaven

Pass the joy around. =)

15 comments:

~Christine~Leng said...

what a great way to prepare and eat those tacos! yumz... ;)

celine said...

Tacos! is totally new to me. I should book mark this and prepare it together with my brother in law when I pay a visit to them in Perth, haha...Ask him to prepare all the ingredients :P
Your blog cheer me up, feel great! Thank you.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

U got that right, girl. Good food and good company - perfect combination. :-)

InspiredMumof2 said...

Yummy, those Tacos look good. The ingredients make this Taco look appealing too :-)

ai wei said...

tacos look tempting! thanks for sharing up teh recipe... but then dunno if can get those ingredient's in malaysia?!

Big Boys Oven said...

one word...LOVELY!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I love your tacos, and adding tumeric in it sounds interesting and fun!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your tacos look healthy and refreshing!

doggybloggy said...

those tacos look excellent...I can almost taste them from here.....

Cris said...

Hi! Love tacos, messy and delicious. The addition of turmeric is great, too bad I can't get it here!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I just made this for dinner last night! Freaky!

wenching & esiong said...

Hi, the tacos look great! Yeah, I totally agree with you that it's so much more convenient to eat tacos at home, so it doesn't matter making a mess!

Jackson said...

hehe..i like those!!! Its simple and delicious!! Thx for yr support!!

daphne said...

christine- thanks! It was a quick and nice meal.

celine- oh! u r visiting Perth? This will be wonderful to have with family!

Lyrical lemongrass-*high 5*

inspiredmumof02-haha, i think kids will like this best given the 'hands' nature.

aiwei-can! I seen it before. El pasco is the brand of the taco shells. The rest of the ingredients r pretty basic and can be found in any supermarket like Carrefour. =)

big boys oven-thank you!

littler corner-hopefully it is healthy! ;p

doggybloggy-hahaha. Thanks! simple homecooked though. nothing too elaborate!

cris-oh? U can't get tumeric? where r u from?

wandering chopsticks-that is really freaky! ;p

wenching & esiong-definitely! esp since i can be a messy eater.

jackson-glad u like it! and your clip was fantastic.. still surprises me that it didn't get through. weird.

tigerfish said...

Thanks for the tag. Really good to know you through the blog. :D

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