The celebrations of Cinco de Mayo in the United States began around the borders of Mexico and the US. Eventually, areas heavily populated of Mexican heritage began to celebrate as well through parades and Mexican foods.
In the past, I used to make tacos out of Taco mixes that come in a box. Lately, I have developed my own version which reminds me of trips to Mexico.
2TB oil (olive oil or canola oil)
1 lb ground beef or pork
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 onion minced
2 TB chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 cup broth
Salt and pepper to taste
GARNISHES and OTHER INGREDIENTS:
Fresh soft flour tortilla or crisp corn taco tortillas
bunch of cilantro
1-2 large tomatoes chopped or minced
2 Avocados chopped
1 TB lime
1/2 an onion minced
Cotija Cheese grated (preferably) or aged cheddar shredded or grated
1 cup sour cream
Sliced romaine lettuce
Meantime, prepare your garnishes:
Mix together the minced cilantro, onion and tomatoes. Chop the lettuce.
Chop the avocado and squeeze lime on it so it doesn't turn brown.
If using soft fresh tortilla, you can microwave covered with wax paper or another bowl or plate on top for 1 minute.
|Above, your taco is assembled over the warmed flour tortilla.|
You can now roll up your taco to eat. You may also add Tabasco Sauce or any hot sauce on top.
Es muy bueno!! Hasta la vista!!