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How to Make Mexican American Tacos- Ingredients

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Mexican American Tacos!

What happens when an American girl dates a Mexican Man? Mexican Tacos turn into Mexican-American Tacos! Hispanics make wonderful tacos. I on the other hand make quick and yummy tacos. I give credit to all Hispanics that make homemade tacos. Homemade tacos are the best. This article will provide a quick and easy Mexican recipe for tacos.

Ingredients for Mexican American Tacos:

  1. Tortillas- 1 pack of corn or yellow corn tortillas.
  2. Hamburger- 1 pound of hamburger meat
  3. Seasoning- 1 package of original Taco Seasoning
  4. Water- 1 cup of water
  5. Vegetable oil- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  6. Cilantro- 1 bunch of cilantro
  7. Tomatoes- 4 Roma tomatoes
  8. Cheese- 1 package of Mexican pre-shredded cheese
  9. Hot Sauce- Hot or mild Salsa
  10. Optional ingredients: Onions, guacamole, olives, sour cream, and lettuce.

Instructions to make Mexican American Tacos

Pre-heat two frying pans. One small frying pan will be used for cooking the tortillas and one frying pan will be used for the cooking of the main ingredients. The main ingredients to Mexican-American tacos is the hamburger meat and taco seasoning.

Place the 1 lb. of hamburger meat into the large skillet and cook the meat on medium. Cook the hamburger meat until it is fully cooked. When their is no more pink or redish color in the meat, the hamburger is done. When the hamburger meat is fully cooked, add the one cup of water and 1 package of original taco seasoning. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed. Reduce the heat of the stove to Medium-Low or to Low. Cover the ingredients with a lid and simmer. The water and seasoning should now be thickening. Stir occasionally.

In the smaller frying pan, pour in the vegetable oil. You are now going to be frying the tortillas for the tacos. Place a tortilla into the pan and within the minute, the tortilla will be sizziling and should be absorbing the vegatable oil. Once you see little bubbles appearing on the tortilla, it is time to flip the tortilla and cook the other side. Using a fork helps flip the tortilla without it tearing. Depending on how you like your tortillas, you can cook them longer to make them hard shelled. The longer you cook them, the harder they will be. Repeat the process for each tortilla. This recipe will make 10 tacos. Place the cooked tortillas on a plate with a napkin or paper towel. The paper towel will absorb the remaining oil and the taco will contain less fat.

Prepare the toppings for the tacos. You now want to dice up the four roma tomatoes and chop up a handful of fresh cilantro. The cilantro should be a subsitute for the lettuce. American tacos contain lettuce and Mexican tacos usually have cilantro. You can find fresh cilantro in the produce department at your local grocery store.

You can also add your additional toppings to the tacos. Many Americans have sour-cream, lettuce, and olives on their tacos. Mexicans also add diced up onions and don't use sour-cream as often.

I hope you enjoy your delicous Mexican-American Tacos!

Your cilantro should look like this at the store. Many people confuse fresh cilantro with dried seasoned cilantro


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© 2009 Tammy Winters


brandon39 on March 04, 2014:

these tacos are the best and nice pic Beth100

Tammy Winters (author) from Oregon on January 21, 2012:

I just cooked these tacos tonight. Yummy!

Whimsical Chair on January 21, 2012:

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I enjoy eating tacos especially with guacamole. I will never make them. I rather to just eat. Thank you for sharing.

sissy on October 25, 2011:

true hahahahahahah

Tammy Winters (author) from Oregon on August 26, 2010:

I just made these again tonight! Wonderful tacos!

Stuart from Santa Barbara, CA on April 09, 2010:

That picture makes those tacos look so good! Great hub

Arctic Llama from Denver, CO on February 13, 2010:

Nice. I too love a good taco. Unfortunately, good tacos often means "authentic" when what I really want is a good taco of the Americanized variety :)

sheryld30 from California on November 18, 2009:

Love it!!~ Gonna try it!! :)

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on September 17, 2009:

I never tried to eat this food. I living in far country. But I think this is delicious food. thanks for share the great recipes.

Beth100 from Canada on September 12, 2009:

Thanks for a trip down memory lane....I was first introduced to tacos when I lived in Texas. mmm, so good! I love 'em -- will try with the cilantro! Thanks for sharing!

Angel Of Love on September 11, 2009:

Tammy, I enjoy Mexican foods. How about a Mexican-American chili con carne recipe?

Tammy Winters (author) from Oregon on September 11, 2009:

Yep, you can use flour tortillas if you want...I forgot to add an additional ingredient..Refried beans yum,yum. Thanks for the Comments!

lynnechandler on September 11, 2009:

Great job! We do tacos quite a bit here so I may have to give this a try. Could you use flour tortilla's instead, don't much care for the corn ones?

earnestshub from Melbourne Australia on September 11, 2009:

The picture looks yummy too!

Tammy Winters (author) from Oregon on September 11, 2009:

Thanks...Guess what I had for dinner lol!

earnestshub from Melbourne Australia on September 11, 2009:

I love Tacos! Thanks for a great recipe.

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