What's your favorite taco or burrito filling, and how do you make it/them?
Goodweed's Favorite taco filing - Shredded Beef
1 large chuck roast
2 onions, coarse chop
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbs. chopped, fresh cilantro
2 tsp. ground coriander, spread all over the roast after it's seared
Get your heaviest skillet screaming hot, add a couple tbs. cooking oil and sear all sides of the roast to a deep brown color. Remove from heat, lightly salt all sides, and place in a slow cooker on low (not "keep warm") setting with the remaining ingredients. Let cook overnight or while you're at work. Just before serving, prepare your taco veggies and place in bowls, ready to build tacos. Have the shredded cheese ready as well. Remove the meat to a platter and shred with two forks. Place the shredded beef back into the slow cooker and mix with the juices. Pour off excess liquid and reserve for making fine gravies or sauces. Build your tacos and enjoy.
Goodweed's favorite Burrito filling - Carne Asada
1 skirt or flank steak (about 2 lbs.)
Freshly ground coarse black pepper
juice of 1 lime
2 tbs. each diced green, yellow, and red bell pepper
1 medium white onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, minced
Charcoal grill with hot charcoal
Lightly salt the steak and throw on the grill. Cover and cook for 3 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and let rest for 10 minutes. During that time, use the grill to cook some corn on the cob, or other favorites.
Finely dice the steak and mix together with the lime juice, cilantro, pepper, onions and diced bell peppers. Heat a heavy skillet ofer medium-high heat and add 2 tbs. cooking oil. Pour the mixture into the pan and saute until the onion is soft and translucent. Remove from the heat and use to fill the best burritoes ever.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North