Getting fit for Life

Taco Time….mmmm

This past weekend we made homemade tacos…shells and our own seasoning for the meat.

For the meat: We fried around 1 pound of lean ground beef and added a seasoning of

  • 1 tbsp – Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp – Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp – Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp – Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp – Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp – Cumin
  • 1 tsp – Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp – Ground Pepper

we just mixed it and put aside until the ground beef was browned…then added around 1/2 cup water and the spices.  then let it cook down…I think next time I may add more chili powder.

For the Shells:

  • 1 cup – Masa Harina
  • 1 Tsp – Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup – hot water ( you may need to add more if it’s too dry)

Blend dough in a bowl until pliable and smooth. If dough is too sticky, add more masa harina; if it begins to dry out, sprinkle with water.

Then cover dough with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes.

Divide into six equal balls and roll out to about 6″ and cook on griddle or non stick pan until lightly browned or until done.  Your kitchen will smell awesome…

To keep them moist while cooking remainder place on a wet paper towel .

Serve up with your favourite taco toppings: salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream…

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