Taco Bell Tuesday

May 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Posted in Main Dish, Mexican, Supper, Taco Shells, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Daniel wanted tacos this week, so we purchased a kit from the store to make both crunchy tacos and soft tacos.


Taco Bell Taco Kit*

One pound hamburger

3/4 cup water

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA*Kit includes:  taco seasoning, salsa, hard shell tacos, soft tortillas and ours had a bonus packet of Koolaid.

Start by frying the hamburger in a large skillet.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPut the taco shells on a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Wrap the tortillas in foil and set them on the cookie sheet; set aside.

Once hamburger is cooked and browned thoroughly, add the seasoning mix and water.  Put on low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.  During these 10 minutes, put the shells and tortillas into the hot oven.

I also prepared refried beans; these are easy-peasy to make.  All you need is some canola oil (maybe 3 tbsp.) and a drained can of Bush’s pinto beans.  Heat the oil on high, add the beans and mash them up.  Once they’re nice and mushy, lower the heat and just keep an eye on them until everything else is ready to eat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere they are, ready to go almost:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADaniel loves my refried beans; so do I.  But I think we like my mom’s better LOL

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI also made sopa de estrellas (stars).  Another easy-peasy dish that I learned by watching my mom.  All you need is a small package of sopa; I purchased mine at Walmart.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s how to make these…..ingredients:

1 package of La Moderna Estrellas (7 ounces)

2 tbsp. canola oil

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. salt

8 ounces tomato sauce

2 cups chicken broth – you could use more broth and make it more like soup but we like it drier

Pour the canola oil in the pot and set stove on high; once it’s shimmery hot, add the pasta and stir until it’s lightly browned.  Add the onion and garlic powders and salt.  Stir around and then slowly add the tomato sauce – be careful, it might steam up really hot!  Then, mix it up and add the broth.  Set stove to low and simmer for about 9 minutes.  The estrellas should be al dente, just like any other pasta you make.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe meat needs to be put into a serving bowl and you can take the taco shells and tortillas out of the oven, too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAServe with salsa, tortilla chips and guacamole, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThat one above was mine.  It was yummy and so was the sopa.




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