How to make it

  • In a large frying pan, break up hamburger, cooking over a medium or medium high heat. Chop up the meat with a rubber spatula.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water. This gets the meat cooking and help draw out the grease.
  • Once it looks like it is thoroughly cooked, drain through a strainer that is sitting on a large paper plate. Let it drain about two minutes and them pick of the strainer and let the rest of the grease drip out.
  • Return to pan, and 1/2 cup water, stir, add taco season mixture, and stir well.
  • Cooking over medium heat, stir and cook until water is about gone.
  • Turn burner to cool.
  • Separate how many tortillas for each person and the rest are cut up with scissors for chips.
  • Heat up smaller pan with about 3/8 inch oil, medium temp and start dropping in cut up to tortilla chips. Turn about 4 times, when golden brown, place on paper towel, gently bloat with towels, sprinkle salt immediately. Continue until all chips cooked.
  • To make soft tortilla for tacos, with oil fairly hot, lay tortilla in oil, carefully press center down, wait about 5 seconds, and turn over. Another 5 seconds, remove, let oil drip off, Place on clean paper towel and bloat with paper towel to get extra grease.
  • Cook all that are to be soft (rest of package)
  • Place on plate and spread on sour cream, then a couple of spoon fills of meat.
  • Pour a little red and green on the meat.
  • Now layer on some thinly shaved lettuce, next avocado, salt and pepper the avocado slices.
  • Add tomatoes slices, salt and pepper. Pour more red and green sauce over tomatoes and avocados. Top with grated cheese.
  • Fold tortilla over and pinch one end so it doesn't push out. Recommend 3-4 large paper towels. Way fun to eat and I personally like the layering as I get the flavors and textures at the right time. JJ
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  • cookingandbakingqueen 8 years ago
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  • conner909 9 years ago
    Love homemade soft and/or crunchy tacos!
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    This is one of my favorite dinners!
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  • thegoldminer 10 years ago
    Thanks, like a chef of PBS in Hawaii said "its all in how you build it to get the right flavors and textures". Thats why I build dishes in specific ways like the Pastrami and Egg salad. Lettuce must be shaved angle hair thin. Well enjoy them all. JJ
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  • sfrewerd 10 years ago
    My 4 year old loved the pictures of your taco making! He's a foodie in the making, but right now he has about a 5 item approved list of food ;-)
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    I love making my own tacos.. I don't always think to put the avocado in..
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    I'm drooling! Your pics are out of this world! Never made my own tacos, but you make me brave. Gonna give this a go. Thanks JJ
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  • sweetnspicy 10 years ago
    Great recipe and pictures! Thanks!
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  • frankieanne 10 years ago
    Nice job (as usual) with the pictures! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Now you have me hungry for Tacos....All those great pictures......Great post.... Homemade is always better.....
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  • clbacon 10 years ago
    Another wonderful recipe and, as always - GREAT pictures!
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  • tcvillegas 10 years ago
    Wonderful taco recipe!!! I like the avocado in your recipe. we have really god avocados in Manila and is aplenty when in season. I will definitely give your version a try.
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