Monday, September 19, 2011

Lazy Tacos

This post started because I wanted to feature this:

This is my favorite salsa in the ENTIRE world. It's just tomatoes, peppers and some onion.  No parsely.  No cilantro.  Maybe a touch of salt, but that's it.  No pureeing in the blender.  No cooking.

Seriously?  This might be rated my favorite thing to make and eat of all time.  I'm sitting here thinking about how good it was as I'm typing this.  Thinking I might just go strap the bowl to my face and eat away because it's that stinking good.

I think what I love is the crunchiness of it all and how it's not cooked.  I didn't realize most salsas in jars are cooked.  I learned this when I was all set to can this goodness and then realized it wasn't going to stay crispy under pressure.

So.  Sad.

Since I made this to eat tonight, I figured I'd show you my version of tacos.

I get really tired of taco shells that you stuff and break in like one bite.

I am also not really a fan of the burrito wrap for "soft tacos".

Plus, I'm kind of cheap, so buying the famous yellow taco package just burns my butt when I can get tortilla chips for a lot less and I don't have to bake them first.

So, a long time ago, I gave up on the taco shape and just started putting the ingredients out and using tortilla chips to eat it.  Here it is. in all of its glory.

I use ground turkey because I like to live on the edge with all of the recalls lately I don't eat red meat.

I am also a nutjob when it comes to packaged flavorings, so this is what I do.  I buy a packet of taco seasonings and then I completely ignore what it says.  I don't like too much flavor and when I was younger I always remembered it being really salty.  So not a fan of salt.

So, I put a little bit, like maybe 1/4 of the packet into some quantity of water.  I don't really care how much because it will all cook off and absorb into the meat anyway.  One packet lasts me a long time because I don't use much.

Then I pile on the ground turkey, cheese (any kind will do) and salsa and top it off with...plain yogurt.  Don't you dare say EEWWWWW gross.  When it's mixed with all of this goodness, you have no idea if it's sour cream or yogurt and this is thick greek yogurt, so you really can't tell.  And you can forget about the lettuce.  That's just a dumb addition, as far as we are concerned.

And since it's a) salsa from my garden (except the onion) and b) ground turkey with nowhere near as much salt as one whole packet of stuff would be and c) it's plain, non fat yogurt, you can just go HOG WILD and enjoy yourself. Get a handful of chips and scoop it all up.

K-ster never complains, so it must be pretty darned good.

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  1. I have started exusively making taco rice. I just put all the toppings over some brown rice and it's delicious.

  2. This looks sooooo yummy and fresh!! :)


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