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how about recipes for taco filling. We visit a mexican restaurant (on the point of an obsession for me, lol) and they have the best tacos. It has some heat but not spicey (in the flavor sense)
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Go to, click on Episodes, scroll down to Wed., 9/25 (the picture of the two brothers), and it'll bring up Mario Battalli's Build Your Own Tacos.

As for me, I just make a ground beef filling with those packages of taco mix, and put out diced tomatoes and onions, shredded lettuce, sliced avocados, cheddar cheese, salsa, and sour cream. I serve it with homemade pinto beans and Mexican rice. Almost as good as our local taqueria.
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We use the McCormick's Taco seasoning mix when we have tacos at home, too.

CA Lori, I'd be interested in your Mexican rice recipe, too, if you'll share.

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I like Penzey's Taco seasoning.
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You gals are making me s-o-o hungry. I like the soft tacos with pork and green chile filling, but wasn't sure how to make them.

So, in today's paper, I found this very timely and yummy article:

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I'm always on the lookout for a better Mex. Rice recipe. An easy one I use often is:

Brown 1 c white long grain rice in 2 Tb oil, with some diced onion and 2 cloves chopped garlic and 1/3 c finely diced carrots. Add 2 Tb tomato sauce (or fresh tomato or salsa) and 2 c chicken broth (or 1 c water and 1 c broth). I also like to add about 1/2 c or so of frozen peas. Bring to a boil and then cover. Cook covered on low heat for 35-40 minutes.

FYI: My Mex. friend adds finely diced uncooked potatoes when she makes her meat filling. I love it this way but the rest of the family does not.

As for the packaged taco mixes, I don't have any preference, although I've never tried Penzey's.
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And I always add canned peas to mine. First Mexican restaurant we ever ate at had peas in their tacos and that is just the best! Then I do lettuce, tomato, cheese and a sprinkle of Parm cheese (the one in the shaker seems to work fine for this).

Oh, and my taco seasoning is Spanish Gardens -- I think their fairly local.

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