Sunday, January 27, 2008


Today we are fasting--we have so many people in our ward who are sick, we fast every Sunday. So, I got dinner ready before church so when we get home, dinner is only a few minutes away. I had a couple of "chubs"--is that what they are called?--each chub is one pound--of ground turkey and did an internet search for a good taco recipe. I found this. It's delicious. Phil thought it was too soupy and it was but that didn't stop me from dripping taco juice all over my fingers. I didn't simmer it long enough, if I had maybe it wouldn't have been thicker.

Taco Meat

2 lbs ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Chilli powder
1 tsp. chili flakes (optional, I added this)
2 tablespoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Garlic powder or 2 cloves
1/2 diced Bell pepper
1/2 diced medium Onion
12 corn tortillas (I used flour--those raw ones from Costco, fried in a bit of oil...mmm)

In 2 quart sauce pan add ground beef, salt, chili powder, garlic, cumin, paprika, and enough water to cover meat.

Bring to a boil. Simmer over medium low heat about an hour--I only simmered for 20 minutes as I waited too long to get started. Then add 1/2 medium chopped onion--I used a whole onion--1/2 medium chopped bell pepper. Continue cooking 20 or 30 more minutes--again, because I was short of time I simmered it only 20 minutes.

Soft beef Tacos: Heat oil in skillet. Cook corn tortillas, one at a time, in hot oil until soft, about 10 to 15 seconds; drain. I used flour tortillas. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of the beef taco meat in center of each tortilla.Fold tortilla over meat; or roll up like an enchilada.

I added tomatoes, shredded lettuce, salsa, ranch dressing and Red Hot red pepper sauce.