Apr 29, 2009

Tuesday Taco Night

I think I've finally kicked my cold. Crossing my fingers. So to semi-celebrate I ran out to the market late this afternoon for all the fixings for Tuesday Taco Night.


It's an arbitrary assignment, this Tuesday of Tacos. But we did tacos last Tuesday night and we figured what the hell...let's make it a thing. I kinda like the sound of it too. Tuesday Taco Night.

I made some regular hard-shelled beef tacos and some chipotle pork tacos in jalapeno-flavored soft tortillas. Yeah, those were pretty fucking good if you ask me. Some cheese, some diced tomatoes and green chilies, some sour cream, some lettuce and green salsa. Yum. This stuff is pretty good too.

The secret with hard-shelled tacos, in case you were wondering, is to stuff the taco shell with meat (keep it clean folks) prior to heating them up in the oven. That way the juice/grease from the meat softens the shell a bit on the bottom and it keeps the taco together while you are eating it. Instead of shattering upon first bite.

You are most welcome.
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24 comments:

Faiqa said...

Mmmm. That looks good. I feel a 2a.m. craving coming on... do you deliver?

Michelle said...

Yummo, that sounds awesome and if I ate meat, I would be all over it. Hmmm, I wonder how tuesday tofu taco night would be??

2abes said...

gormet blogger....who new....gotta go chorizo and pepper jack cheese!

limpy99 said...

we call it Taco Tuesday at my house. Really.

Hilly said...

When I was a kid, we had taco night every Friday. Man oh man, did I love those old school 1970's tacos with the deep fried corn shell and all that yumminess!

Kate said...

Thanks for shatter resistant taco tip! Glad you're feeling better again.

Heff said...

Next Week : TACO DRAGONS !

Ookami Snow said...

We don't bother trying to keep the hard shells together at our house. We melt a bunch of cheese into refried beans and then cover a small flour softshell with the beans. then wrap that around a hard shell taco made like normal. Thus begets a double decker taco.

The Lord saw it, and it was good.

Paticus said...

When i was in college, the Taco Bell always had Taco Tuesdays, when a regular taco was some ridiculously low price.

B.E. Earl said...

Faiqa - Sorry, dine-in only.

Michelle - Tofu Tacos sound awful. Truly awful.

2abes - I went with the four cheese fiesta mix.

Limpy - as someone else mentioned, I think Taco Bell had a day like that.

Hilly - when I was a kid, Fridays were for pizza.

Kate - Thanks!

Heff - I can't wait!

Ookami - there shall be hard tacos and there shall be soft tacos. Never the twain shall meet.

Paticus - Taco Bell. Has there ever been anything that looks so good on TV and tastes so much like ass in real life?

i am the diva said...

you've changed my taco-lovin life, earl...

Avitable said...

I'm only a fan of soft shelled tacos.

B.E. Earl said...

Diva - I aim to please. Or please to aim. One or the other.

Avitable - But you would eat a hard-shelled taco in a pinch, right?

Avitable said...

Maybe in a pinch I would.

Slyde said...

Now i feel like having lunch at Taco bell...

i know its not the same, but its all i got...

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable - For me it depends on my mood.

Slyde - Oh no it isn't. Have you forgotten about a little joint named Los Compadres on Old Walt Whitman Road? It's still there. Serving up some of the finest tacos in the land this side of Casa de Earl. They even have that tongue taco you love so much.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Never tried one, but willing to give it a go. Chilli cheese and chicken methinks.

Michelle said...

Ok what if I make you a tofu taco? Would you try it?

Bruce said...

Another one of life's mysteries solved....thanks Earl.

~E said...

I never really liked hard tacos. Precisely because of the whole coming apart in two thing the second you bite it. Funny you should have mentioned Tacos as I made some for a family dinner last night.

My secret is to sautee 1/4 ground pork with 3/4 ground beef and then to season the whole thing not with Taco seasoning, but with...wait for it...spanish menudo or afritada spices. Yummmmmyyy.

B.E. Earl said...

Jimmy - that does sound good.

Michelle - No. I dont do tofu. But thanks for offering.

Bruce - you are most welcome.

~E - Try my super-secret super-duper way of keeping the hard tacos from coming apart when you chomp into them. It really works!

Poppy said...

I looooooooooove tacos.... nummy.

B.E. Earl said...

Poppy - get any good ones in Sante Fe?

Poppy said...

Ironically, I chose NOT to get tacos because I always have tacos back home. Went for other dishes outside my comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed them.

I think you and Gia should visit...

Oh, and the 4 of us should go for tacos and beer some night. :D