Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Soft and Crunchy Tacos

My kids love crunchy tacos.  My problem with crunchy hard tacos is that they fall apart after one enthusiastic bite.  Then I have kids with broken tacos, filling falling out and a big mess on everyone's hands.  I solved this by doubling up on my taco by adding a soft tortilla on the outside.  I also gave a little bit more nutrition by "gluing" the soft and hard taco with some fiber-rich refried beans.   These tacos were perfect because they satisfied both of us.  I had mess free hands and the kids had their crunch.    So go ahead and crunch, "overfill" and bite your taco as enthusiastically as you like.  I've got you covered... with a soft taco. : )

1 box of hard corn tacos
1 package of soft flour tortillas
1 cup of your favorite salsa
1 can of fat free re-fried beans
1lb of lean ground meat
1 packet of McCormick Taco seasoning
1 tsp of red chili flakes (to taste)
1/4 tsp of granulated garlic
1/4 cup of chicken broth or water/chicken bullion equivalent
sour cream to garnish
lettuce to garnish
Mexican shredded cheese to garnish


Brown your lean ground meat.  Then add your taco seasoning, salsa and red chili flakes.  Cook for 7-9 minutes. 

Heat your refried beans with a 1/4 cup of chicken broth or water, some chili flakes and the granulated garlic. 

To assemble your soft and crunchy tacos:
First warm the flour tortilla.  Then apply a layer of refried beans to coat the flour tortilla. 

Next place your hard taco shell inside the flour tortilla.

Then fill your tortilla with the taco meat, lettuce, sour cream and shredded cheese.   Bite away... and Enjoy.

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