In Spanish tradition, food made with joy will fill the one who eats it with joy. Likewise, food made in sadness will bring the one who eats it sadness. Well, I wish you were at my dinner table so you could have enjoyed our tacos. I made them with delight and they’re so tasty they’ll make you want to cry tears of joy!
Crying Tacos Recipe with Homemade Taco Seasoning
You’ll want to have the following ingredients on hand:
Flour, butter, baking powder, salt, meat, quinoa (pronounced “keen-WA”), salsa, sour cream, greens, chili powder, paprika, onion salt, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
Make a batch of homemade tortillas! (I use butter in place of shortening and it turns out better.) There is a huge difference between fresh homemade tortillas and store-bought. This step is important. I heat up two pans to cook the tortillas two at a time. You could also put the uncooked tortillas in an oven safe custard bowl or other larger bowl and bake them till their crisp to make a tostada (welcome to taco time anyone?).
Make up a quick batch of taco seasoning. (Mix 2tsp. chili powder, 1.5tsp paprika, 1tsp. onion salt, 1/2tsp. garlic powder, 1/2tsp. oregano, dash of cayenne pepper and black pepper.)
Fry up whatever taco meat you like and season to taste and cook up a cup of Quinoa (use in place of rice).
Layer as follows: Tortilla, Cooked Quinoa, Seasoned Meat, Salsa, Cheese, Chopped Spinach (load it on) and Sour Cream.
Weep joyfully as the food fills your tummy.
Ole for real food!
Just a little side note: It seems we look sideways at a meal that is mostly veggies as if something is out of balance. I need to point out advertising says eat meat, meat and more meat. Perhaps our perception is out of balance. I say make your taco around 10% meat and 20% chopped greens (especially if their from your home garden). 🙂
p.s. We have our first red strawberry of 2013!
Dear Jesus, I am so excited about this recipe. Thank you for giving me a place to store it for always. I pray that others will give it a try. Please bless their efforts. Amen.