I grew up on burritos and tacos. We used to go to this place called Pancho Villa's in Astoria NY.
They're long gone but I still need my fix.....
We'll start with a couple of different fillings..
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Step 1: Chicken W/ Pepper and Onion
This is easy.
strips of chicken breast, bell pepper, and onions.
Sprinkle some Teriyaki sauce on it and your good.
I also add Lime Ponzu.
Stir fry in Olive oil and you're done....
Step 2: Steak and Onions
I love caramelized onions and steak. A great marinade can be made from my Kalbi instructable here https://www.instructables.com/id/Kalbi-BBQ-Beef/
or the sambal recipe here https://www.instructables.com/id/Spicy-Sambal-Sira...
But if I'm in a hurry I just sprinkle a little Mirin and Lemon Ponzu on the meat as its cooking.
Add a few sauted mushrooms for good measure... Works great as a Philly cheese steak too.
Step 3: Over the Top Lamb
Lamb shanks. Great in a stew and leftovers are better in a taco...
Simple to make too just brown a couple of shanks in a dutch oven and then remove them from the pot.
Add the classic French Mirepoix, onions-celery-carrots, or the Italian soffritto, or Spanish sofrito, if you prefer.
Add a small pat of butter to help it along. After a couple of minutes add a cup of red wine and 2 cups of tomato sauce.
Return the shanks to the pot and add enough water to cover them. Sometimes I add more wine to cover them....
In 2-3 hours you should be able to pull the meat away from the bones easily.
Step 4: The Payoff
Now that you have your fillings get some taco shells, taco bowls, flour or corn tortillas or just a soup bowl....
Make some pickled red onions. Just put some sliced red onions in a jar with half water and half apple cider vinegar. In a day it will turn the onions bright red. In a week they're even better.
I make Pickled Jalapenos too but lately I have just been buying them in the store since I go through 6-8 jars a year....
Another great addition is roasted broccoli. Just wash your broccoli then sprinkle on some lemon juice and parmesan cheese then you roast in on a sheet tray for 10 minutes at 450.
Sautéed Spinach in garlic and Olive oil is nice and easy too.
Check out my corn salsa ible too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Spicy-Corn-Salsa/
Add a little lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa verde, sour cream, raw onions, or whatever you like....
Served best with milk or alcohol to cut the heat....
I prefer a hard raspberry / apple cider. Sour Cherry cider should be in season soon too. but then again just a Corona will make me happy......
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