May 24, 2008

Recipe - Hard shell Taco


The origin of taco is Mexico. The ingredients used in taco are almost the same as in burritos. Tacos include bean, cheese, lettuce, tomato, olives, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Two different types of tacos are available, hard shell taco and soft shell taco at Mexican and American restaurants in the US. The stuffing ingredients are almost the same. I haven't been to Mexico and can't compare with the authentic dishes available in Mexico. My comparisons are with respect to what I have tasted in the US.

I regularly make tacos at home because I can control the quantity and quality of ingredients. Taco is very easy to make, if all the ingredients are available at home. I buy organic salsa, guacamole, beans and sour cream including taco shell, though most of the basic ingredients can be prepared at home (call me lazy).


  • Corn taco shell - 1
  • Pinto beans(cooked) - 1 tablespoon
  • Salsa - 1 tablespoon
  • Guacamole - 1 teaspoon
  • Sour cream - 1 teaspoon
  • Lettuce - 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato - 1 teaspoon
  • Olives - 1 teaspoon
  • Jalapenos - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Mexican cheese - 1 teaspoon


Warm taco shells, apply/add warm/hot pinto beans vertically in the center. Add cheese, lettuce, tomato, olives, jalapenos. Garnish with guacamole, salsa, sour cream and mexican cheese. Serve with chips and salsa in the side.

Preparation time: 5 minutes (if the ingredients are ready)
# Servings - 1

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