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My Favorite Taco

This has to be my all time favorite taco! I had bought a box of taco shells in the grocery store last week and thought to myself “I haven’t had tacos in months! I haven’t had homemade tacos in I don’t remember when.” Well I suppose technically I’ve never had a homemade taco but I am far to lazy to actually use masa flour to made my own corn tortillas and then fry them. I bought everything I needed that day to make tacos at home, ground beef, taco shells, jalape├▒os, onions, I even bought a small jar of hot salsa. Then I went home, cleaned, did laundry, and was so tired at the end of the day that I just made a sandwich. A week passed and I forgot all about tacos. Then one day I was looking around the kitchen trying to get inspired to make something when I noticed the box of taco shells.

I was also feeling very lazy and I didn’t want to get to involved in some big project. Then I had the idea of putting a vinegar based carrot slaw on the tacos to give them a bit of an acidic bite and even more crunch, feel free to read the Carrot Salad recipe to see how that turned out. I also didn’t want to make some involved taco seasoning recipe either, I was feeling very lazy and just wanted to eat dinner soon. I looked around the spice cabinet and found some leftover homemade Chili Powder, I had just about a Tablespoon and decided that it would do. So I ended up making the Carrot Salad as the taco shells were baking and the meat was browning, all and all it didn’t take very long.

That first bite of the taco was amazing! It was everything I had hoped for. Crispy, crunchy, acidic, and taco-y if there is such a word.

Now I know that after looking at the nutrition that the Potassium in this recipe can be a little high depending on how many tacos you eat which is why I have provided the nutritional information for a taco without the Carrot Salad.

Don’t forget to look at our Chili Powder recipe for an easy salt-free Chili Powder!

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