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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Taco Night

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Taco Night Cinco de Mayo Feast
Americans will come up with any excuse for a celebration and Cinco de Mayo happens to be one of those holidays. If you do not know the significance of Cinco de Mayo, read all about it here: http://www.history.com/topics/cinco-de-mayo. We planned on having Taco Night tonight and had alot of fun making our meal. Allen cooked up this delicious and festive feast and I was his Sous Chef.

Ingredients

1 box Hard & Soft Taco Dinner Kit with 6 Taco Shells, 6 Flour Tortillas, Mild Taco Sauce and Seasoning Mix (Old El Paso).

1 pound Ground Veal (use any ground meat you like).

1/2 head Iceberg Lettuce, grated.

1/2 1 8 oz Mexican Blend Cheese Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Colby, Mozzarella (Sargento).

1 2.25 oz can Black Sliced Ripe Olives.

1 4 oz can Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles (Ortega).

1/2 1 7 oz can Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce (Goya).

1 16 oz can Traditional Refried Beans (Old El Paso).

1 14.5 oz can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic (Hunts).

1 8 oz Light Sour Cream (Daisy).

1 6.8 oz Spanish Rice (Rice & Vermicelli with Green Peppers & Seasonings).

2 packages Concord Foods Gaucamole Mix.

4 Hass Avocados.

1 package Sucklebusters Fresh Salsa Fixins Hot.

1 bag On The Border Tortilla Chips Cafe Style.

2 tablespoons Butter.

Kosher Salt.

Black Pepper.

Directions

Meat with Taco Seasoning
Meat

Season Meat with Kosher Salt and Black Pepper.

When skillet is hot, add Meat and cook until browned on medium heat.

Add 1/4 cup Water and Seasoning Mix, combine and heat on medium-low until thickened.

Spanish Rice with Chipotle Peppers
Rice

In a large pot, add 2 tablespoons Butter and Rice mixture and brown.

Stir in 2 cups Water, Seasoning packet and instead of Tomatoes, add 1 tablespoon of chopped Chiptole Peppers (with seeds out) and 1 tablespoon of the Chipotle Peppers Adobo Sauce.

Heat to boiling.

Cover and reduce to low heat, cook for 15-20 minutes or until Rice is tender.

Refried Beans
Refried Beans

In a medium size pot, add Refried Beans cover, and heat on low until hot.

Gaucamole, Salsa, Tortilla Chips
Gaucamole

Slice and mash with a fork Avocados and combine well with Gaucamole Mix. Enjoy with Tortilla Chips.

Salsa

Not for the weak. Enjoy with Tortilla Chips. See post Monday for details.

Taco and Tortilla Fixins
Tacos and Flour Tortillas

Take Tacos and heat in microwave for about 45 seconds. Do the same for the Flour Tortillas.

One of my Tacos, yum!
Fixins

Set up all your fixins (Sour Cream, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Olives, Green Chiles, Cheese, Salsa, Gaucamole) for the Tacos and Tortillas in a line or in a Taco Organizer (as shown) and make your Tacos and Tortillas. For space reasons and to keep it hot, I left the Rice, Meat and Refried Beans on the stovetop.

Enjoy leftovers the next day for lunch. :)

-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

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