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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Taco Stacks

I've been in an improvising kind of mood lately!  Wanting to try using the same types of ingredients I always use but in different ways!  So the other night I decided to make tacos a little different or perhaps more interesting than the norm!  Tacos will always be a family favorite at my house but it sure is fun to mix it up a bit!  Enjoy!

The how to of it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Take 24 corn tortillas and with a large drinking glass or round cookie cutter as your template, cut them into smaller circles!  I did this more to make them smaller and more fun for my kiddos!  But you can always keep the tortillas the size they come and just do two layers instead of three!

Brown 2-2 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (drain fat)
To the browned beef add:
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons dry minced onion (love the flavor)
Of course you can use a taco seasoning packet.  I just prefer the flavor of adding my own seasonings!

Next for spicy sour cream:
Mix 1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Grate 2 cups cheddar cheese and assemble taco stacks!  Repeat layers 3 times!

Cover your pan with foil and into the oven for 20 minutes!
This recipe will easily make 8 three layer stacks!

images by Kara



Anonymous said...

I want some of these right now!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Love the variation - these look so good.

mickisha said...

I'm gonna try these! So cute and tasty looking. I need to be a more fun mom and make these!

Muriel Miller said...

Oh my do these look yummy or what!!!! I am so gonna make these! Bookmarked!

Kar said...

Thanks everyone! They were super good!

Angela DiGiovanni | Living Out Loud said...

Yum, Kara! We just ate these for dinner tonight! I LOVE these simple, yummy recipes. Keep them coming!

I put the sour cream on the side for those who don't like it, and I smothered the tops with El Azteca's mild salsa after I took it out of the oven. Soooo good.

I also loved your seasoning mix/amounts :-)

This was another hit in my house.