I've been busy with a visiting friend all weekend, but I have a few free minutes now and thought I'd quickly share our fabulous dinner from last night.
Now, don't yell at me for not yet posting my taco spice recipe. I've been playing with it to get the right amount of flavor and heat, so as soon as I get the measurements down I'll share. In the meantime, here is the base recipe I've been playing with:
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Taco Hel...ahem, Bell. I've refused to eat there for several years, not only due to whatever they use that affects your digestion, but also due to a disgusting incident that I won't go into here. But since I was extremely fond of their Double Decker tacos, I've begun making them at home and they're far better than what you buy anyway.
All you need are whatever taco supplies you prefer, either refried beans or nacho cheese, and both hard and soft taco shells.
Put a good amount of refried beans (pictured; approx. 2-3 tbls) or nacho cheese (the dip kind, not shredded) on the soft shell, then wrap it around the hard shell. The filling you used will keep the two held together.
Next and final step, throw all your taco fillings in and chow down! Omnomnom!
These are quite filling, and tend to go well with margaritas. ;-) My friend was quite pleased and we both ate way too much. Although she was too shy to make a guest appearance here, she has promised to send me her amazing cookie recipes and has kindly given permission for me to blog about them when I make them. Which I will, me hearties, because they are fantabulous.
Today's recipe may not be the most original, but hey - it's tasty, quick, easy, and gives you a little twist on taco night. Stay tuned to see what I do with all my leftover taco meat!
The Jolly Cook