Taco meat. What's your favorite recipe?

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  1. Batesmotel

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    Most basic. Ground beef with store bought seasoning packets and water.

    Step that up by adding onion, peppers, chilies, tomatoes.

    My dad's variation was to add shredded potatoes. Stretched things on a tight budget but also tasted good.

    My favorite is to make Cuban Ropa Vieja and use it as taco meat. Great way to use a real cheep roast.

    Close second is slow cooked pork with basic Mexican spices.

    Then there are all the seafood meats but that could be a second thread. Tempura fried shark meat makes awesome fish tacos.

    What ya got?
     
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    I like the Frontera stuff that comes in a little bag, but I'm a lazy millenial.

    Edit: This is the stuff I'm talking about...
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    That Ropa Vieja idea sounds good, I should try that sometime.
     
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    Y'all are so lazy.....
     
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    The more important question is Hard shell or soft tortillas?
    Hard shell tacos are evil!
     
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    I don't know that I would try fish heads but this has/had a wonderful fish taco

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    I have not seen them around lately either out and about or on the internet.
     
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    I just buy the pre-seasoned carne asada, pork, or chicken at the Mexican grocery store, cook it up in a skillet. Don't care for the ground beef based taco meat.

    Small tortilla and add some chopped up onions, cilantro, salsa, and sometimes roasted red peppers, and a wedge of avocado.
     
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    Canned fish slurry purchased with my ill-gotten gains.
     
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    For some they may say too much. I say lots of onions and peppers. Home ground venison to boot. My son and I have an old electric grinder passed down from my dad, it has a texture that by itself kicks it up a notch.
     
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    Cat or dog depending on where in Mexico I am
     
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    I just zip open a packet of McCormick and add some cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit.
     
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    Soft corn.
    There is no alternative.
     
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    Just say no to flour.
     
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    Ground beef, I don't buy that nasty lean stuff.

    Cook and drain the grease, Williams Tex Mex taco seasoning mixed in. Mix it all in then toss in a can of hot Rotel. Toss it on a soft shell then top off which cheese and your favorite taco sauce.
     
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    Marinate a skirt steak in margarita mix. Dust with a mix of Salt,Garlic Powder,Cumin and Chili Powder. Grill to medium rare and slice across the grain. Serve on soft corn tortilla with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Add a Dos Equis and you got yourself something