A sandwich by any other name just might be a taco. As with pita, you can put almost anything inside a taco shell, and contrast is the key. This is a yin-yang thing: hot-mild, fat-lean, smooth-crunchy, raw-cooked. Like structural anthropology but tastier. SAM

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound ground beef
2 cloves garlic, pressed
Hot-pepper sauce to taste
Salt and black pepper to taste
12 taco shells
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup sour cream
1 cup guacamole
1/4 pound Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)

In a heavy skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion in the oil until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the chili powder and cumin and sauté until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the beef, garlic, hot-pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the beef browns. Drain and divide among the taco shells. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese.
Makes 12 tacos.


One Response to Tacos

  1. almostgotit says:

    “Like structural anthropology but tastier” !! I love it. You crack me up! 🙂

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