Monday, November 22, 2010

Grandma Branham's Tacos

Grandma's tacos were so delicious.  Simple to make but unique in the fact that - she loved basil.  I think I have told y'all this before.  One time when we were all together after Grandma passed away, my mom tried to go back to her own way of making taco's.  It nearly caused total anarchy.  Dad and I had to do a little altering to bring back that flavor that reminds us of her.
These are easy to make and can be on the table in 15 minutes or so (depending on how many sides you plan to put with it.)  When I need a quick fix for supper, I usually have everything in the pantry to make these.  
One thing not pictured here on this taco that Grandma always had on hers - BANANA PEPPER RINGS!  YUMMY - they are so perfect on her taco - with sour cream, cheese!  Near perfection in my opinion. I substituted Joshua's Guacamole this time since I was out of the peppers. 
The process is simple, so here you go:

 Brown 2 pounds of Hamburger meat.
Salt and Pepper real good
Add 1 Tablespoon of Minced Onion

Continually chop your hamburger so that it is broken up very well.

 Drain in a colander.
 Add 18-20 shakes of Tabasco.
 2 teaspoons of Cumin Powder

2 teaspoons of dried Basil

2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
 1 (8 oz  can) tomato sauce. (You can do two cans - this makes the leftover meat better in my opinion).  We are a house divided on how much sauce should be on the taco meat - so I will let it be your call!

Stir well and cook on low until your shells are fried and sides are on the table!

Grandma always had flour shells and she always just gave them a very quick turn in hot oil. Layering them with paper towels in between.  This removes the excess oil as well as keeps them hot until you serve them. 
We usually do a little of both types of shells Flour and Corn.

(FOR DESSERT) Fry the corn ones very hard and crispy (nearly burnt) and serve them with honey and salt  - they are  amazingly yummy this way!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try these! Darla Norris


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