Thursday, September 9, 2010

Taco Friday Night?

I'm contemplating on having a taco night again tomorrow night. Stephen and I really enjoyed our taco night a few weeks ago. Although our helpers and kids preferred just having the taco beef with their rice and tomatoes, Stephen and I love preparing our own tacos. The best part about homemade tacos is we get to customize based on what ingredient you like best. My taco is overflowing with cheese you'll never know if there are other ingredients there :0

All it takes are :

1 box taco shells (corn or wheat tortilla)
1/2 k. ground beef (choose ground round)
1 cup grated cheese (we always have more of this :) )
3 tomatoes
1 shallot
1/2 head cabbage
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1.5 tbsp. catsup or tomato sauce
1 tsp. hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
optional: sour cream and cooked red beans

Sauté beef until partially cooked and oil comes out of it. Add soy sauce, catsup and hot sauce and cook some more until done and beef is well coated with the wet ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste (careful on the salt, please, because there's already soy sauce). This is my version of taco beef without the taco sauce (not particularly fan of it). 

Now, all you have to do next is dice the tomatoes (take out the seeds if you still have time), slice the shallots and cabbage thinly. The slicing and cutting part should be done at the last part to ensure ingredients are still fresh when served. Place each ingredient in separate bowls/plates. prepare an assembly line of taco shell, beef, vegetables, cheese and enjoy! Make your taco and eat it too :) 

double Taco Photo (725530)
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On a different note, I have been searching for months for Lee Kum Kee's Lemon Chicken sauce. Been to Cherry, Puregold, Landmark and SM North but it's always out of stock. I really love this because it's so convenient to have in your kitchen cabinet especially on days when you're sick and tired of old recipes. I'm not really a big fan of mixes and sauces in sachets but LKK's lemon Chicken is an exception. All you need is a chicken breast fillet, some cornstarch, egg, a little oil and this packet and you have a yummy lemon chicken dish. Unlike other sauces in sachets, this doesn't taste artificial at all. I hope I can find one in the grocery soon or else I'll have to buy a lemon juice and make my own...

1 comment:

*MrsMartinez* said...

I have been buying Lee Kum Kee sauce also for some quick fix dishes!

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