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Romeena's Soft Tacos

Posted by: Romeena on 04/10/02 16:24:36 MD

This meal can be prepared in 10 minutes if you have a little help, in 20 minutes if you don't.

You'll need:

Diced fresh tomatoes (or well-drained canned ones)
Shredded lettuce
Chopped onion
Shredded cheese
Canned chili
Canned "Ranch Style" beans
Fresh corn tortillas
Salsa (Pace or any brand)

Use your own judgment on amounts, depending on how many people you plan to feed. Plan on 3-6 tortillas per person. 3 if they're little dainty eaters, 6 if they like to eat hearty!

Mix the chili and beans in a saucepan, and start heating on low to moderate heat, stirring often to keep from sticking. I usually rinse my cans out with about 1/4 cup water, and add to the mixture so it won't be too thick.

In a small saute pan, heat about 3/8" oil. Slide the tortillas, one at a time, into the oil, making sure the oil covers the top. Leave only about 3-4 seconds - no longer. Just until the oil sort of boils up around and over the tortilla, then gently retrieve it with tongs and place on paper towels on a plate. You can put about four in a layer, then put another towel down and continue quickly frying the tortillas.

When you have a few done, call the crowd. They can start making their "tacos". Everyone puts a little lettuce, a spoonful of tomato, some onion and some cheese in a little row down the middle of each of their tortillas. Spoon hot chili and bean mixture over the row, and roll the tortilla, enchilada style.

Spoon a little of your favorite salsa over the whole thing, find a place to sit down, and enjoy!

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