Did you know that there are different ways to make tacos? If you know the basics, you can actually opt to create your own. You can mix and match the ingredients and experiment with different flavours and spices.
If you want to create your own taco, you should probably try different recipes first. That way, you can find the right taste that you prefer.
5 ways to make your tacos
Here are 5 different ways that you can make your tacos.
Authentic Mexican Taco
Obviously, we have to start with the authentic recipe first. Begin with the tortilla. You can buy the ready-made or you can create your own by using water and corn flour. You can fry this and make it crispy or you can leave it soft. Next thing to do is to create the onion relish by combining it with cilantro and lime juice. You should also create your salsa by mixing tomato, garlic, onion, lime, and also cilantro. Another salsa that you need to make is the tomatillo salsa that is a combination of tomatillos, garlic, onions, jalapeno peppers and lemon juice. You need to cook this over the stove or crockpot. You can create this ahead of time and just keep it in a bottle. Finally, you need to work on your meat. This can be beef, pork, fish, and even shrimp. This can be grilled, sauteed and seasoned simply with salt and pepper. After this, you can now assemble everything. You can also add the traditional toppings like beans, guacamole, cheese or even grilled corn.
This is the next in our list of the ways to make tacos. You will start by blending garlic cloves, jalapeno pepper, cumin, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, olive oil, white vinegar, and salt and pepper. This is the carne asada mix. You will use this to marinade skirt steak for an hour to a day. This meat will be grilled over charcoals. When the steak is almost done, you need to remove it from the grill so it can rest and continue cooking in its own heat. You can use the same tortilla, relish, salsa, and other garnishes used in the traditional Mexican tacos.
Start by toasting dried red chiles in a saucepan. After that, soak the chiles in boiling water for 30 minutes. The liquid should be kept. You will then blend various ingredients that include chiles, chile water, onion, garlic, oregano, and cumin. Then you have to brown some diced meat (can be pork, beef or chicken). When the meat is half cooked, add the adobo sauce and simmer until the meat is fully cooked. You can use this meat and assemble it on the tortillas with the salsa, relish, vegetables, and other garnishes.
This is the fourth of the different ways to make tacos. You need to slow-cook the carnitas in an oven to keep it juicy and tender so start by preheating the oven. You can use pork butt roast or shoulder that is cut into 2-inch chunks. These will be placed in a casserole dish with various ingredients including onions, garlic, lime juice, wine vinegar, cumin, oregano, bay leaves orange, salt, and pepper. Add enough water to cover everything. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place it in the oven and let it cook slowly for 3 hours at 208° F. After 3 hours, let the meat cool then break it apart by using a fork. Place the shredded meat on a baking tray and heat it under a broiler. Once crispy, you can start assembling it in a tortilla with the usual relish and salsa.
This is the last of the 5 ways to make tacos. You need to start by sweating a diced onion in an oiled skillet. Add ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon. Use taco seasoning for taste. This can be bought or blended by combining chili powder, cumin, corn starch, salt, paprika, or cayenne pepper. Add beef broth to the beef mixture until it thickens. To assemble, it is ideal to use soft tortillas. You can now layer the beef, cheese, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno slices, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, and lettuce.