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How to Make Authentic Street Tacos for Your Best Taco Tuesday




Traditional street tacos are simple, easy to make, and tasty. You can use any kind of meat or vegetable you want. This is a great recipe for beginners because there isn’t anything complicated about it.

Street tacos are very simple to make. You need a few basic ingredients such as ground meat, spices, onions, cilantro, lime juice, and corn tortillas. Tomatillos are in season now, so use those instead of fresh tomatoes. Canned tomatoes are okay too.

Authentic street tacos are delicious and easy to make. You can use your favorite taco toppings or create your own.

Brown the Chicken Slow Cook with Braising Liquid

Chicken is a healthy protein source. Roasted tomatillos make a great flavor base for chicken. Add some chicken stock and seasonings, and serve! Don’t forget to leave some for later.

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Top with Avocado and Cilantro

Top the chicken tinga taco off with some fresh avocado. Cilantro is an herb used to flavor dishes.

Make the Tortilla Shells

Tortillas are made out of masa flour, water and salt. There are no other ingredients. To make a tortilla, combine the ingredients, roll into golf ball-sized balls, and then press them flat. Then, cook them in a skillet over medium heat.

Mince the Meat and Sauté the Veggies

Beef tacos are made by mincing meat into tiny pieces. Then they’re cooked in oil with onion, cumin, chili powder and other spices. The result is a taco that tastes great and is easy to make.

Top with Minced Onion Cilantro

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For the Chicken Tacos: 2 cups of diced tomatoes. 4 cups of chopped tomatillos. 1 cup of chopped onions. 8 cloves of minced garlic. 1/2 jalapeno peppers cut up. 3 tablespoons of olive Oil. 1 chipotle pepper cut up. 1 teaspoon of cilantro. 1 teaspoon of dried oregano. 1 chicken breast.

Chicken Stock is used as a base for the tacos. Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper are added to the tacos. Avocado is diced and added to the tacos. Cotija Cheese is crumbled over the tacos. Flank Steak is finely minced and added to the tacos along with Cumin.

This recipe calls for ground beef, but you could use any type of meat. The spices used in this dish include chili powder, cilantro, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. You need to make tortillas before cooking the meat. The masa flour is made by grinding corn kernels into a fine meal. Warm water is added to the masa flour until it forms a dough. The dough should be kneaded until smooth. The dough should then be rolled out thin enough to cook over an open flame or grill.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roast the vegetables on a non-stick baking sheet tray. Toss them with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and seasonings. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Mash the roasted vegetables together with the chipotle pepper and spices.

Seasoning the chicken before cooking helps the meat retain more moisture. Searing the chicken over high heat makes sure the meat gets cooked evenly. Adding the tomatillos and stock gives this dish a nice flavor. Shredding the chicken after cooking also helps the meat retain more juice.

Beef is delicious when cooked properly. You should use a large saute pan and cook slowly over medium high heat. Add in 1 cup of diced onion, beef, cumin and chili powder and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and cooked thoroughly, about 5 to 6 minuets. Let the meat cool down before you combine it with tortilla mixture.

Tortillas are made by pressing dough into a flat shape. You cook them in a non-stick pan until they’re golden brown. You plate your tacos with shredded chicken, avocado, and cotija cheese, then you add beef, onions, and cilantro. Serve with fresh limes.


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