In-A-Tub Tacos

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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/01/31 01:52:50 (permalink)
I went to the Smithville In-A-Tub tonight and they have a 69cent taco special Monday thru Friday from 5 till 9. Yum!
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/03/30 17:23:19 (permalink)
I see that you are all curious on how In A Tub Tacos are made. Well seeing as I work there I will share some insight. What they do is take a corn tortilla spoon a little meat in there, for Regs. Clip them closed. Drop them in the fryer until they are done. When they are done the use a knife to cut them open after they have removed the clips. Then from there they proceed to stuff them with lettuce, what ever degree of hot sauce you would like, and then top it off with a sprinkle of powdered cheese.

The same goes for Meat, Bean and Cheese tacos except they add beans and a slice of american cheese in with the meat before the fry it and same thing with the Meat and Cheese tacos...they just put a slice of american cheese minus the beans.

That is how it is done. Anymore questions just ask.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/03/30 18:05:28 (permalink)
What ever it is you guys are doing, just keep doing it. I used to eat at In-A-Tub years and years ago when it was on the other side of North Oak. They were alot greasier then. I really was impressed at how NOT greasy there are now.

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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/03/31 01:01:49 (permalink)
Thanks. :) We kinda let them sit a little before we cut them open now so they aren't AS greasy. We started serving ice cream again like they used to when it was on the other side of n. oak.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/04/26 09:23:41 (permalink)
I cant believe I ran into this thread about these tacos! I grew up in Liberty and spent alot of time running around in the Antioch/N Oak area so knew In A Tub well.
They actually even built an In a Tub IN Liberty for awhile but for some reason the tacos just werent as good there. We moved waay South of the river several years ago so trips to In a Tub are few and far between these days. Would LOVE to be able to make these at home.

Anyway...questions for you Nugget...

What was the meat seasoned with?
What kind of beans were in the meat/bean/cheese tacos?
What did you use to clamp them shut to fry them?
Do you have any idea how the sauce was made? The sauce really seemed to pull it all together.
Thanks in advance from one happy newbie to this site!
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/04/26 09:40:02 (permalink)
We have deep fried tacos out here too, but that powdered chees looks gross. At Taco Town they are large flour tortillas, no beans, lots of meat, fried then lettuce, tomato, & cheddar cheese are added. Served with homemade hot sauce. YUM YUM!

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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/04/26 11:58:19 (permalink)
Ms. Judge,
I'd call those Chimichangas.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/04/28 17:29:59 (permalink)
What was the meat seasoned with?

Well, I would tell you but then I'd probably have to kill you. :D Actually I don't even know if I'm allowed to say.

What kind of beans were in the meat/bean/cheese tacos?

As for the beans well, they are your everyday ranch style bean.

What did you use to clamp them shut to fry them?

The clips are actually metal clips used in hair salons and what not. You could probably go to a beauty supply store and pick some up.

Do you have any idea how the sauce was made? The sauce really seemed to pull it all together.

Well the sauce is pre-made in jugs. I can't remember the brand off the top of my head cause its spelled funny. However, the x-hot sauce is actually just the hot sauce with an added bonus of crushed jalapeno peppers. So, you have the choice of mild, hot or x-hot sauce.


On another note. I have to say that what "The Judge" posted would be chimichangas. We don't even have tomatoes so its not even the same.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/04/28 18:14:07 (permalink)
By " everyday ranch style bean" do you mean in the style of the Ranch Style beans brand or pintos?
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/04/30 14:34:09 (permalink)
Probably just the pinto beans. I'd have to actually look at the can that is used to tell you for sure. I don't spend much time in the back where everything is stored.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/05/01 15:12:53 (permalink)
Rick Walsh in his book Tex_Mex has about deep fried tacos.That the tortillas were originally stuffed with meat and then fried.After which they were pried open to add the cheese lettuce and tomatoes,etc.Very few places make tacos this way anymore.Many,not just Taco Bell use the pre-formed taco shells instead of doing it this way.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/05/03 23:30:23 (permalink)
Its not a widely practiced form of doing tacos anymore.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/05/15 10:14:38 (permalink)
I worked at In-A-Tub when I was 15 years old. I still eat at In-A-Tub and the only thing different is the price. When I worked there they sold them 2 for a quarter. I know, unbelievable! Actually when the owner, Marianne C, first owned the store the hot item was their 37 flavors of ice cream. We cooked the meat 25 pounds at a time and used the retro hair clips to hold the shell together while deep frying them. At that time the sauce they used was Spanish Gardens. Fun reading.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/05/15 10:57:05 (permalink)
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Originally posted by LibertyLady

I worked at In-A-Tub when I was 15 years old. I still eat at In-A-Tub and the only thing different is the price. When I worked there they sold them 2 for a quarter. I know, unbelievable! Actually when the owner, Marianne C, first owned the store the hot item was their 37 flavors of ice cream. We cooked the meat 25 pounds at a time and used the retro hair clips to hold the shell together while deep frying them. At that time the sauce they used was Spanish Gardens. Fun reading.



Welcome to Roadfood, Libertylady! Love to hear stories of KC. My "fondest memory of Liberty is being there back in 84-85 in the winter, standing on the grounds of the courthouse? in the snow, with the bank temperature showing -16 at 2:14 in the afternoon! (still have the pic somewhere!

My brother lived in Liberty for many years...


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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/05/19 02:29:38 (permalink)
In A Tub still uses the retro hair clips. :D The sauce we use now is Silas hot sauce and mild sauce. The ice cream is slowly being brought back, maybe eventually the 37 flavors will return who knows.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/07/31 22:26:46 (permalink)
If I remember correctly, and this is what the elderly lady that used to own/run the place back in the early 90's told me, I think they use masa flour in the meat. I am in the Air Force and was home on leave, and was talking to her while eating my 6 meat and cheese w/ hot sauce. I told her how much I missed them and she told me how they did it. I can't remember the measurement though...for some reason 1 cup of masa flour per pound of meat comes to mind...but I may be wrong. Hope this helps.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/08/02 12:55:54 (permalink)
Ahhh, masa in tha meat! And Silas hot sauce! Now to find those hair clips. Thanks yall!

Hmm, I bet Ranch Style brand beans smushed up and refried would be good in a taco???
Joe
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/08/02 13:03:42 (permalink)
pj8, you've been missed. Spanish Gardens was good too. Made for years right across from the steel plant in Argentine. We always had their taco seasoning around.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/08/02 13:32:07 (permalink)
Thanks Bill! Good to be back.

I have tried to make these type of tacos since this thread started. I had trouble geting the tortillas right. I'm going to try again if I can just find those hair clips. The temp of the greese is important I think.
Joe
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/08/02 13:45:02 (permalink)
It's a quick dip in very hot oil. Maybe someone can chip in with the time.
They ARE hard to make at home; maybe that's why they're such a great treat at a drive in.
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/08/02 19:05:35 (permalink)
Hey everyone, I found some of those retro hair clips on eBay. Not very expensive either and shipping was practically nothing since they are so light. Now all we need is the recipe for the spices. Good Eating everyone!
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RE: In-A-Tub Tacos 2007/08/17 19:07:41 (permalink)
We put Cumin, Black Pepper, flour(probably mesa flour which has been said already), soy, beef stock, and Worcestershire's sauce I believe don't hold me to it. As for how much per pound...i have no idea. The tacos sit in about 350 degrees of heated grease or so, I'm not entirely sure on that fact. It doesn't day but a couple of minutes or so for a taco to cook. Four at the most. There is a knack to actually making these tacos. You place the corn tortilla in your hand flat, place your slice of cheese first, then a teaspoon of meat, and then a teaspoon of beans, fold in half then slide the clips on the sides of the tacos, but be sure to make sure you leave the top open to cut them open. Repeat the process for Meat and Cheese, along with Meat(regular) tacos. Just minus a few steps.
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