Scott had drill this weekend, I decided to go ahead and cook a few things for this week. I probably spent about 2 hours total, but some of that included putting away groceries. I also saved money because I went ahead an separated my food into meals. Normally we would just eat it all at once. yes, we're pigs.
Corn tortillas-30 pack for $2.69
Ground beef- 2.5 pounds for $8.14-I only used half of it
Pepper jack cheese- 8 oz block for $3.59-I used about 6 oz on the tacos, then maddy ate the rest
Rice and beans I buy in bulk, dried, so they will cost me pennies.
So total, for 3 meals, I spent $14.42. That's 5 bucks a meal.
Anyway. to make them, I dice an onion, sautee in olive oil. When the onions turn translucent, I add in my ground beef and brown it. My grandmother would stop there with the meat, but I add a little chili powder, cumin, and garlic. I don't measure, I just throw it in and stir it up.
Next you slice the cheese (I slice it thick, but do your own thang.) Heat oil to low-medium in a skillet. I always give my oil a good 5 minutes to heat up, and the low-medium heat is more than enough. Plus I'm able to cook in olive oil at a low temp instead of canola or vegetable oil.
So you lay a corn tortilla in the oil, holding one edge up. Lay a slice of cheese down on it, scoop some meat in there, fold the edge over to make a taco, then lay your spatula or tongs over it to close it. Once the tortilla start to fry a little, you can move the tongs. it takes a good 2-3 minutes per side to get them nice and crunchy. When they're done, you just scoop them up with the tongs, gently shake the grease/oil out of each one back into the skillet, and lay flat on paper towels. I let them rest a few minutes so they aren't greasy. Anyway, it's super easy and they are a thousand times better than store bought taco kits.
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Here...I'll show you.
Here, she likes it.
She's a little upset with it.
Open. Cloooooose. Happy. Sad. You see, happy we open. High. Sad we cloooooosed. low.