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Old 08-10-2019, 07:31 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
I like Taco Bell, too. When I was a teenager, it was a great place to go with friends for an inexpensive lunch or dinner. Later, I learned to make more authentic Mexican and Tex/Mex food, but when I'm out shopping, I stop in for a snack or lunch.
Meant to ask you what you normally get from Taco Bell

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Old 08-10-2019, 08:31 PM   #52
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Very basic, lol I like to get the three hard-shell beef tacos with extra cheese. Then I get a few medium taco sauce packets, one for each taco.

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Old 08-10-2019, 08:35 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Very basic, lol I like to get the three hard-shell beef tacos with extra cheese. Then I get a few medium taco sauce packets, one for each taco.
Basic, but yummy. I love the standard crunchy tacos. One time, maybe a couple years ago, I was craving those things. So I stopped at TB on my way home from work and bought one of the party packs (not sure if they still have those or not) that comes with 12 tacos I think? Anyway, I got home and was so hungry that I stood there and ate 3 of them in about 10 minutes, lol.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:11 PM   #54
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I used to adore Taco Bell in the 1960s. It was my first experience with Mexican food. One hard shell taco made a great, inexpensive snack on the way home from high school. It wasn't until decades later that I finally got to try authentic Mexican food. I don't think there are any Taco Bells here.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:12 AM   #55
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I had a Taco Bell on my route, back in the 80s, and some other carriers and I would meet there, maybe once a week, for lunch, and I would bring things to "spice up" the food with. A high school kid that worked there used to eat the peppers I would bring in, then freak out from them, and go outside and clean up the parking lot in his "endorphin rush". The manager loved it! A few months ago, a guy came up to me in a store, and said "Do you remember me?" My wheels were spinning, and then he said something like "Ive changed a lot, but you still look the same". Then he told me he was that kid, and I said "Ooooohhhhh -I remember you! Do you still eat hot stuff?" He told me he did, but not real hot stuff - that was probably the hottest stuff he ever had. I told him to be glad I didn't grow back then, what I grow now.

I don't even know what Taco Bell has now, but that was really the only fast food place I ever went to on a regular basis. I'm glad I don't any more!
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:21 AM   #56
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Homemade tamales are one of my favorites and I once made a black mole from scratch for chicken mole. We have two local places the we consider good Mexican food and Taco Bell isn't one of them.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:23 AM   #57
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Besides Huevo Rancheros Especial, my favotite would have to be my (in)famous breakfast chimichanga (https://youtu.be/6dCeAKgLitc) served with my special suces (https://youtu.be/6uz2pITonEs). I also love sopapillas(https://youtu.be/RK7mlncKipk), but you only find them in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, not California. In fact, if you ask the typical Mexican resturant owner in So Cal, they never even heard of them!

Huevos Rancheros Especiale


1 six-inch corn or flour tortilla
1 tsp butter
╝ cup Ranch Style Beans
2oz fresh chorizo
1 egg
╝ cup salsa picante
Shredded Mexican style cheese blend
1 Tbs Crema Mexican (or sour cream)
1 Tbs guacamole
1 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped


Heat Ranch Style Beans in a saucepan over medium heat.

Melt 1 tsp butter in cast iron skillet or frying pan. Heat the tortilla in the skillet until lightly brown on both sides. Place the tortilla on a serving plate.

SautÚ the chorizo in a non-stick pan over medium heat until brown and crumbly. Spoon the Ranch Style Beans evenly over the tortilla and add the chorizo on top of the beans.

In the non-stick pan, cook an egg to your preference. Place the egg on top of the chorizo, sprinkle shredded cheese over the egg, add the salsa, Crema Mexican and/or guacamole, and garnish with fresh cilantro.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:23 AM   #58
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I love Taco Bell and I also love the tacos at Taco Time. The only problem with Taco Bell is I have to add cheese to everything they make. They've gotten really chintzy on cheese.

If I had to pick a fave at Taco Bell, though, it would have been their steak soft tacos with lime sauce. I still can't find a way to replicate that lime sauce.

But my favorite Mexican food is chicken nachos. The chicken has to be spiced just right and so far I've only found two places that make them the way I like them. One place was in Minnesota and the other place is a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the town I'll be moving to. I also love refried beans, but again, they have to be taste a certain way. So far no one around where I live makes good refried beans. La Fonda in San Jose used to make great refried beans.


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