Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tacos Perfecto

If there's anything we're good at in the Chil-longenecker household, it's taco making. Chicken, ground beef, fish, steak, you name it, we've conquered it. The secret? It's all in the Pico de gallo.

A lot of people just slap on some diced tomatoes and chopped lettuce and call it a day, but if you're looking for a taco with a little extra zest and flavor, then forget the lettuce and pile on some cilantro, onion, lime juice, jalapeno, and shout "Fiesta."

Or... you can skip the screaming in your kitchen part and just take a bite. Either one will work.

Another choice we make with our tacos is to serve them in corn tortillas rather than flour tortillas. They take some getting used to since they're a lot more flimsy than their flour counterparts, but I think they add more flavor and are a bit healthier too. Crisping them in the oven helps to make them more sturdy and doubling them up is always good for newbies.

Meat of choice
Flour Tortillas
Sour Cream
Cheese (Whatever floats your boat here, we usually do a Mexican mixture or Queso Fresco)
Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Ingredients
The ingredients below usually makes about four servings, which is around two of the small corn tortillas per person.
Two tomatoes diced
One bunch cilantro finely chopped
The juice of about three limes
One white onion diced
Half a jalapeno finely chopped
Salt and Pepper

Cook your meat however you please. Combine all the ingredients for the pico de gallo. Assemble tacos and cry "Fiesta!"


  1. Your photos make them look even better than they tasted. Didn't think that was possible. Great post.

  2. WOW,it looks delicious!!!Thanks for sharing I will try it soon!
    Happy weekend!

  3. As a taco expert I can tell that these ones look amazing. Loved the authentic pico de gallo recipe. Hopefully you paired it with some margaritas or tequila shots :)