8.08.2011

Amy's Tacos with homemade flour tortillas

My oldest child Amy is a fantastic cook.  Everything she cooks is really good.    She married into a family that goes to Lake Powell every summer.  They have a tribe of many mouths to feed.  This is a recipe that she makes ahead (cuts up the veggies, puts them into ziplock bags) so that al she has to do is heat it up!  She made this for our family because we have a tribe to feed as well (when we all get together there are 26 of us)!!  - Hawley

Amy's Tacos

1-1/2 lb ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Fry these ingredients together.  Drain fat.   To this mix add:


1 T chili powder or taco seasoning
1 t cumin
Mix well in the pan.  Then add to the mix: 


1 can tomato soup
1 can refried beans
ketchup to taste (abt 2T)
Worcestershire sauce to taste (abt 1T)
Basil (optional)
Simmer for one hour. 


Toppings:
Shredded cheese of your choosing
Shredded lettuce
Diced tomato 
Sliced avocado
Sour cream
Taco sauce (red or green) or salsa
Black Olives


When ready to assemble, have lettuce, tomato, sour cream, avocado and taco sauce ready to go.  
Cook tortilla (flour or corn).  Fold in half and put cheddar cheese in bottom of tortilla.  Place several spoonfuls of the meat mix on top and put in a pan.  Heat oven to 250 degrees and keep warm, letting the cheese melt.  Then call for dinner!



Homemade Tortillas


4 c flour
1/8 t baking powder
1/2  c shortening


Work this mix with your hands, until well mixed. 


1-1/2 t salt
1 cup water. 


Drizzle in slowly until soft dough is formed.  Form into ball.    Let rest 20 minutes.   Cut ball into 12 pieces.  Grease hands.  Roll pieces into balls (about the size of a large golf ball).  Either smash with hands or use a tortilla press to flatten into a very thin circle.  Fry (use flat-iron grill) until one side is browned.  Turn over and brown other side.  Serve warm.


Amy's Tacos PRINTABLE VERSION OF RECIPE