Monday, September 23, 2013

Recipe :: Tomas' Ground Beef & Chorizo Soft Tacos

Mexican food ranks pretty high among my favorite food genres, along with Japanese and Middle Eastern food. Tomas and I pride ourselves in making Mexican food at the house because we know that it is better than what you will find at most Mexican restaurants in Buenos Aires (in our HUMBLE opinion).  Although, it is always a challenge to make Mexican food here because we lack many of the classic ingredients for Mexican meals.

While I am not the biggest fan of ground beef or tacos, Tomas' Ground Beef & Chorizo Soft Tacos are OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing. Whenever we make them, I usually end up eating about four or five tacos (Don't judge me. We only have Mexican about once a month). They are super easy to make and in the time it takes me to prepare the guacamole, Tomas has the meat ready.

Tomas' Ground Beef & Chorizo Soft Tacos
Serves 2-4 (depending on your level of self-control)
-.125kg dried chorizo(or dried sausage if you can't find chorizo)
-.500kg (1 package) ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil (for sautéing onions)
- For seasoning: salt, pepper, cayenne pepper powder or crushed red pepper, Long's Peak Pork Chop Spice
- 1 glass of dark beer
- pre-made flour tortillas

-Remove beef from package, transfer to bowl and add salt, pepper and Long's Peak Pork Chop Spice. The Long's Peak Pork chop spice was purchased at the Savory Spice Shop in Princeton, NJ, but you could also just use a combination of spices such as: garlic powder, onion powder, mustard seeds, ginger. Those are just a few of the spices in the Long's Peak Pork Chop Spice.
-Add olive oil to large pan and heat slightly (medium heat). Then, add onions and sauté until onions start to become translucent.
-Add ground beef and cook until browned(stirring occasionally) about 5-7 minutes. 
-Add chopped chorizo to pan and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
-Add glass of beer to pan with beef mixture, lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes (until most of the liquid is absorbed).
-Serve with tortillas,homemade guacamole & sour cream (and sliced jalapeños, if you are feeling daring)!

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