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Old 04-01-2014, 09:58 AM   #51
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Carol, we put all the various taco ingredients on a lazy Susan and each assemble our own tacos. It would be simple for us to have two kinds of tortillas, so that was a choice too.

I am a lot more casual than you....my ingredients are just in small bowls all over the counter. We don't even eat these at the table. We just plate them in the kitchen and go plop down in front of the TV If I were entertaining a larger group I would offer a choice of tortillas, but for just DH and I, we are only going to eat 2-3 tacos each, so I just prepare the soft ones that we both like. The lazy susan is a good idea!
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:55 AM   #52
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You guys put the ingredients in bowls?
Mine are spread out over a large cutting board. The cheese is grated into a tupperware container in case I have any left over.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:32 PM   #53
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You guys put the ingredients in bowls?
Mine are spread out over a large cutting board. The cheese is grated into a tupperware container in case I have any left over.
The cheese and shredded lettuce go on small plates. Sour cream and salsa are put out in the containers they came in. Hot peppers are in jars. Chopped tomato in a tiny bowl, 'cause Stirling doesn't eat those. I'm gonna think about putting out the lettuce, tomato, and cheese on the cutting board. I don't know though, 'cause I think the cutting board probably takes more space than the plates do. I also think I've forgotten something we usually put out - oh yeah, the taco meat , that goes in a bowl. And a jar with spoons.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:07 PM   #54
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The cheese and shredded lettuce go on small plates. Sour cream and salsa are put out in the containers they came in. Hot peppers are in jars. Chopped tomato in a tiny bowl, 'cause Stirling doesn't eat those. I'm gonna think about putting out the lettuce, tomato, and cheese on the cutting board. I don't know though, 'cause I think the cutting board probably takes more space than the plates do. I also think I've forgotten something we usually put out - oh yeah, the taco meat , that goes in a bowl. And a jar with spoons.
I'm guessing that pac is thinking you've got a lot of little dishes to wash, rather than the amount of space it all takes up

I put the lettuce, cheese, onions (for DH) and tomatoes (for me) all in a good-sized shallow bowl and we serve the meat out of the pan. We put our tacos together in the kitchen and then eat in front of the TV.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:29 PM   #55
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I'm guessing that pac is thinking you've got a lot of little dishes to wash, rather than the amount of space it all takes up

I put the lettuce, cheese, onions (for DH) and tomatoes (for me) all in a good-sized shallow bowl and we serve the meat out of the pan. We put our tacos together in the kitchen and then eat in front of the TV.
Yes, something like that.
I know it makes a nice presentation, but I was thinking of every ingredient sitting out in a bowl when a lot of them come in their own container or get chopped up on the board.

GG, so you mix all the "salad" and cheese together or keep it separated in the shallow bowl?
I build my tacos in layers; Meat, onions, sour cream, lettuce tomatoes, cheese, sauce. That's why I keep every separated unless I'm making a taco salad. Of course I'm just feeding myself these days...
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I've got a dishwasher. Onions, that's what I forgot.

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I have a dishwasher, too.
And I forgot to buy onions tonight. I had shallots though. Go figure.
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I've got a dishwasher. Onions, that's what I forgot.
I figured. It's just not the most thrifty method
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GG, so you mix all the "salad" and cheese together or keep it separated in the shallow bowl?
I build my tacos in layers; Meat, onions, sour cream, lettuce tomatoes, cheese, sauce. That's why I keep every separated unless I'm making a taco salad. Of course I'm just feeding myself these days...
I keep them separated in the bowl. We build them in layers, too.
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Have any of you ever made a Hennessey Taco? I'd guess no, as I named it, my MIL created it, and it's yummy, and not at all authentic. Here's how its made:

Cut Velveeta Cheese into 1/8 inch slices, and then cut those into four strips. Fry up sound ground beef. Season with salt. I like to add cumin, coriander, and a bit of chili powder to the meat as well. DW likes her beef simply seasoned with salt.

Cut up all of the veggies you like in your taco. We use guacamole, and diced cucumber, onion, tomato, and shredded lettuce. Condiments can be ketchup, salsa, hot-sauce. Shredded cheddar is a must.

To make, heat up a half-inch of oil in a frying pan until fragrant. Place a tbs. of ground beef, and a strip of cheese onto a soft, corn tortilla. Place in the hot oil for about 3 seconds, and fold in half. Remove to a paper towel-lined dutch oven. Continue making tacos in this fashion, and setting them beside each other. When the pan is full, serve them with the veggies and condiments, and lots of napkins.

These are so tasty it's ridiculous. And yes, I adore carne asada, or shredded beef, or even fish in my tacos. This is simply another variation.

Try 'em. You'll like 'em. I've served these up to many people, including some taco experts from San Diego, Arizona, and similar areas. Everyone who has tried them agrees that they are great. Enjoy.

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