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Apr 9, 2012 04:15 PM

What are your favourite taco fillings?

I just spent the last 2 weeks making pizzas from the favorite pizza toppings thread:

-and want to move onto something smaller that fits more easily into my mouth..

Any favorite taco fillings?

Chris of Chow

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      1. re: magiesmom

        I'm with you on grilled fish, magiesmom. Any type really.
        I also love a well prepared guac between a warmed taco shell and just a bit of pico.

        1. re: HillJ

          Yes to the grilled fish. I made some fish tacos a few weeks ago, and made pickled onion slices to go on them, along with some shredded cabbage and cilantro. For fish tacos, I usually make a sauce of Greek yogurt, cilantro and a little jalepeno or chipotle, pureed.

          1. re: HillJ

            favorite guac recipe you're willing to share HillJ?
            Chris of Chow

            1. re: helmut fig newton

              For you Chris of Chow, my pleasure!

              4 ripe avocados
              1/2 red onion, small diced
              3 limes
              1/2 tsp salt
              ΒΌ tsp cumin powder
              1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
              Place avocados, onion and jalapeno pepper in a large bowl. Use a fork to mash avocado and mix everything together well. Fold in cumin powder, squeeze in lime juice and sprinkle with salt.

              1. re: HillJ

                Made it -it was great!, the cumin really pulls it all together! used 4 jalapenos though- because i have taste bud damage..

          2. Into the shell in this order:
            Ground beef browned till crispy
            Tabasco, generously sprinkled
            Grated cheddar
            On a crunchy corn shell

            That's it. No spices, no gimmicks.

            1. Wow, that's hard to say. There are so many things that I like equally well in a taco. Grilled fish, smoked and or grilled meats, braised beef cheeks, pull pork, carnitas... the list goes on.

              What I'm more particular with is the garnish. I like shredded cabbage and sliced or matchstick red radish along with some tomato and something hot like diced hot peppers and cilantro for an aromatic flavor.

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              1. re: scubadoo97

                No editing but forgot about pickled red onions as a topping on my taco

                1. re: scubadoo97

                  scubadoo97 -- thanks, i'm going to make something like this--pulled pork, pickled onions, matchstick radish, tomato, hot peppers, and cilantro...!

              2. Homemade Mexican Chorizo

                1 lb ground lean pork, ground turkey can be substituted
                1/4 cup cider vinegar
                2 tablespoons chili powder
                1 tablespoon sweet paprika
                1 teaspoon ground cumin
                1 teaspoon table salt
                1 teaspoon garlic powder
                1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
                1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
                1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
                1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
                1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

                Combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, garlic powder, coriander,
                oregano, red pepper flakes, ground cloves and black pepper in mixing bowl and stir until well combined.

                Add cider vinegar and stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
                Add ground meat and knead until spice mixture is well incorporated into the meat.

                You can use the chorizo immediately, but for best flavor development,
                place chorizo mixture in an airtight container and store overnight in fridge.

                Form chrizo meat into small patties or just scramble and fry the meat in a skillet until done.

                Use within 2 or 3 days. May be frozen.

                Serving Suggestion: I combine this with scrambled eggs and serve it in a flour tortilla. Makes a good breakfast on weekends.

                4 Replies
                1. re: Antilope

                  Potato (fried or mashed/refried) burrito with chili powder and cheese.

                      1. re: helmut fig newton

                        I combined ingredients from several other recipes and a few of my own to create this.