Soft tacos



I’ve made this soft-taco dinner a couple times and it’s gone over pretty well. It can be adapted depending on your tastes — perfect for a family of four who each have distinct and unyielding preferences. There’s no real recipe to it. Here’s what you need:

  • soft flour tortillas
  • Mexican cheese
  • package of ground turkey + cumin, cayenne, salt & pepper (or half a packet of taco seasoning)
  • a can of refried beans (either black or pinto)
  • a few avocados
  • hot sauce (Yabo’s Tacos sells a Serrano Lime hot sauce at their restaurants, so that’s what we’ve been using lately)
  • chopped cilantro
  • sour cream

I think you know what to do from here, no? Sauté the ground turkey and season it with Mexican spices. Heat the refried beans over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Think about tossing some cheese in with the beans. Chop the avocado into slices (or, if you have limes, mash the avocado with lime juice and coarse salt using the back of a fork for a rustic guacamole). Set everything out on the counter and call your family to the kitchen!

Here’s how we roll:

Magnus: a tortilla with cheese, rolled up and microwaved for 12 seconds. Magnus would probably eat some meat in his if I used ground chuck instead of ground turkey. Maybe I’ll try that next time.

Greta: a microwaved tortilla cut into soft floppy triangles

Barrak: several tacos stuffed with everything and drizzled with the hottest sauce we have, hold the sour cream

Me: one big fattie with everything


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