I got this in my e mail the other day.
My husband recently lost his mother and I want to make him a special meal for Father's day (we have two little ones).
He said he wanted 'American tacos'. I am second generation from Mexico and so I asked him, like taco bell. No...not like taco bell.
He said they kind of have a sauce, but not like a big sauce.
I am lost.
I called his father who called them Mom tacos, the kind that all moms make.
I totally know what he is talking about. My mom made them too.
I add beans to mine to make them healthier, but if he does not want that smash the beans, cover with cheese and bake til bubbly.
1 lb of ground meat
3 fresh, ripe tomatoes
1 ripe avocado
Cabbage or lettuce for shredding
Can of pinto beans or re-fried beans
Greek Yogurt or sour cream for topping
Yellow cheddar cheese for grating (not in my recipe, but offer it as a toss on.
Then the seasoning. Begin with a tablespoon of the Chili powder and a teaspoon of everything else. You can taste and adjust later. Once it is seasoned add in 1/2 cup water, the tomatoes and the water make the 'sauce' but keep cooking you want most of it to evaporate so they are not dry, but not wet.
Prepare little containers of your add ons.
Warm your shells (I suggest Trader Joe's organic as they are made with non GMO corn) and put your filling in a warm bowl letting everyone stuff and dress as they prefer.
This is a Mom taco.
It is great dude food for Father's Day.