Mystery Science Kitchen 3000

Teen-Age Taco Strangler

Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: Like 2-3 couples
Difficulty: Hey, we’re not banging rocks together over here: we know how to make tacos.
Recommended Sides: Mexican rice, salad, or the Adventures of Pete & Pete.

2 LBS of meat
1 Can refried beans
4-8 Tortillas
Taco seasoning (1 packet per LB of meat)
1 TBS Chili powder
1 TSP Garlic powder
1 TSP Cayenne pepper
Some Cilantro
Some Pico De Gallo or Salsa
A Dash red pepper flakes
Taco Sauce (optional)

Welcome back! Due to sickness we’ve been gone for a week, but now we’re back for another spicy edition of Mystery Science Kitchen 3000! Enjoy the recipe!

Step 1: You Can’t Spell “Meat” Without “Eat”
Toss the meat on a pan and make it brownish. Drain the fat, then add in the taco seasoning, chili powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and garlic powder. Add 3/4 cups of water (per packet) to the meat as well and stir. Once it’s all mixed and cooked, turn the heat on low and add the cilantro. Taste while no one is looking.

Step 2: The Tortillas and Beans
Toss a little cheese on your tortillas and throw them in the oven for a few minutes. At the same time, nuke the refried beans. We bought the chipotle flavored ones, and OMG they are incredible. Nuke and stir until hot. Alternatively, you can put them on the stove for a few minutes, but it will cover your pan with bean-gunk.

Step 3: Gain A Southern Taste for Awesome
Take the tortillas out of the oven. Smear some beans on, add meat, cheese, taco sauce (if that’s your thing), pico de gallo, and anything else you may want. Delicious! If you want to be really fancy, you can wrap them up into burritos. I recommend beer over wine, tequila over rum, and bros before hoes. Just kidding Jen, please put down the knife.

Bonus Round: Surprise Breakfast Burritos
What, an extra recipe? For Free?! You betcha. Take all that stuff from the night before and heat it up. Scramble some eggs and make some bacon (the thick, delicious kind). Put it on a tortilla and you have breakfast tacos! If you want to take it a step further, add some spicy breakfast sausage and diced potatoes. Good luck!

This entry was written by rhetorock and published on February 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm. It’s filed under Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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