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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/14 09:31:35 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, yes. He's as serious as a heart attack.



good one.


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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/14 09:37:19 (permalink)

If "Taco Hell" ever starts making tacos like this I MIGHT actually eat there. Then again, probably not.




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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/14 10:00:58 (permalink)
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Cameron.. Like all FF joints in the past, Taco Bell was good at one point.. Nothing more to lure you in and hook ya into being a regular for their product. Gots to love their marketing techniques! Don't quote me on this, but from what I understand, today everything is rehydrated (meat, beans)... Nothing like it used to be when everything was prepped fresh (I know, I worked at the Ann Arbor location on E. University back in the early 80's - back when PepsiCo owned the chain). Give it another year or two, and the only warmers will be a device called the Microwave (no water required)...




There was a TB express in a quick chek (NJ convenience store) I worked at and it was all rehydrated as early as 96. I can't stop eating it though, it just tastes so good.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/14 10:20:21 (permalink)
Well, doggonit (?sp) it's also cheap as all get out. If you can find one that doesn't scare you to death health-wise, it can come in handy.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/14 14:24:09 (permalink)
Lordy, those pictures of the Yum-Yum Tacos are making me hungry! Time for lunch.

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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/15 05:09:50 (permalink)
Taco Bell is the best of the best. I always order four sides of shredded cheese and four sides of tomatoes. That way you can have plenty
of cheese w/ tomato on your tacos. Each side order costs 25 cents.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/15 10:16:00 (permalink)
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Taco Bell is the best of the best. I always order four sides of shredded cheese and four sides of tomatoes. That way you can have plenty
of cheese w/ tomato on your tacos. Each side order costs 25 cents.


so your .99 tacos cost $3.00?
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/15 10:23:34 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rainroosty

Taco Bell is the best of the best. I always order four sides of shredded cheese and four sides of tomatoes. That way you can have plenty
of cheese w/ tomato on your tacos. Each side order costs 25 cents.


so your .99 tacos cost $3.00?


If you are going to splurge might as well get a good taco and pass on taco bell. Let me ask. Even with the extras, is it enough to cover the taste of the poor quality meat goop they keep in buckets. I've know maybe a handful of people who did time working at taco bell. None of them will eat there. That means something!
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/15 16:36:37 (permalink)
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If you are going to splurge might as well get a good taco and pass on taco bell. Let me ask. Even with the extras, is it enough to cover the taste of the poor quality meat goop they keep in buckets. I've know maybe a handful of people who did time working at taco bell. None of them will eat there. That means something!


I don't know if it's the food or just the fact that they worked there. I worked at BK as my first job that wasn't under the table, and I can't eat there more than once a year, if that. The food wasn't bad, I'm just not sure what keeps me away at this point. Burgers were made fresh, which was nice. Bacon was gross, however.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2007/11/18 04:53:04 (permalink)
This subject is really polarizing. I've enjoyed my share of TB product, and Jack in the Box, too. But Del Taco's flavor is off to me (and their bean burritos are strangely dry, require a lot of salsa ((which is also off to me)). Anyway, I don't like anything but ground beef, and the best is at Ojeda's in Dallas. There appears to be a little finely chopped potato in there, which keeps the beef really wet, without a trace of grease. No cheese even needed, or sour cream. I like sour cream with refried beans, but not with beef. Oh, TB used to have a nice chili cheese burrito, anyone remember that? And the fried burritos at Jack in the Box and Carl's Junior?
But getting back to tacos, I remember that my Mom had one of those presses to make corn tortillas at home. And the results were interesting, but not my favorite. I really like a VERY thin, delicate hard shell, that's hard to do at home. If you try making your own shells, they are liable to be rather thick, and kind of chewy, which is sometimes OK, maybe it depends on the oil you use, I don't know. But here's an idea... I used to make really thin pasta with one of those manual machines. Anyone tried that for corn tortillas? Well, if you are buying factory made hard shells, I would point out that putting them in the oven for a few minutes is a really good idea. This works well for chips that are going stale, too. Revives them.
Now, on the filling, I know my Mom must have used the Lawry's, or some other packaged item, which was OK, but I agree with the idea of just adding your own chili powder (which is almost free here in LA), and I happen to be fond of cumin (which is a little expensive), and huge bags of these two items are available at restaurant supply houses, or any latino grocery. I have read a lot of recipes for chili that call for both onion powder and garlic powder. I guess this might be an OK idea, have not tried it. At least those are pretty cheap, and you can always have them in the pantry. Also, I would add black pepper. I think I would use red leaf lettuce rather than iceberg, just chop from the end near the stem for more crispness. I don't use tomato in tacos. As for cheese, plain old cheddar is fine with me. With regard to salsa, I like it thin, runny, red, and hot. Not chunky. In LA, at the latino groceries, there's an amazing variety to choose from, most of them are pretty cheap, so you can test them out and decide which ones you like. There are basically three hot sauces: Mexican (habanero is the most extreme version, it comes in different colors, all hot), Louisiana (Tabasco, and others), and some very popular Asian brand. Now, I like roasting my own serranos. I'll post a separate item about that.
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Re:Tacos!!!!!! 2010/02/19 23:22:12 (permalink)
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/02/20 03:06:00 (permalink)
divefl

Was this a serious question?


My thought as well.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/02/20 07:29:07 (permalink)
I also like Taco Bell's tacos, but to say that they skimp on the meat is an understatement! I ordered them a few months ago with "extra meat", and that made it a "real" taco, but unfortunately cost me about $2.00/per taco! Never again!! I swear they must use 1 teaspoon of meat on each one!!!
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/02/20 09:23:32 (permalink)
They changed the shells used at Taco Bell a few years ago and they never were the same. The refried beans are different also and I think they are made from a powder. Taco Bell cannot be eaten anymore. Do they even serve pinto beans anymore? The best places now are the real mexican stands that now reside in the out of business Taco Bell locations....Russ


post edited by Russ Jackson - 2010/02/20 09:47:23
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/02/21 21:23:15 (permalink)
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divefl

Was this a serious question?


My thought as well.




That was my first thought. Taco Bell is to Mexican food as McDonalds is to hamburgers. Quick, easy, but not really what you think you're eating.

I'd generalize as much as to say that ANY taco truck - and there CERTAINLY have to be lots of them in Miami - would be vastly superior to Taco Bell, even if you had to wait for thirty minutes to get your food.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/02/24 12:37:31 (permalink)
I hardly ever eat at Taco Bell.For one thing trying to save money by staying away from fast foods plus also trying to loose more weight.  I once in awhile get tacos from Jack in the Box.
However I have made my own, when the mood hits me.
If i do eat mexican food, I'll go to some local place here in town.That's the advantage of living in the San Antonio area, heck the southwest period. You always have a source for tacos, enchiladas,etc. I even make my own hamburgers rather than eat out,and i make oven fries too.
I haven't tried any taco trucks in SA, but I'm sure there are plenty.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/10/18 13:01:24 (permalink)
I'll never eat ground beef in a taco again. There are too many taquerias around Atlanta with too many choices that are so much better to go back to that.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/11/06 16:43:43 (permalink)
Make your own dang tacos from scratch, skip the season packs and the pre-fried tortilla shells too while you're at it. Chicken, pork, beef, steak, fish, whatever you like...Its incredibly easy and cheap to make a dozen crazy good tacos...Taco Chains...? Phooey! Who knows whats in those things?
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/11/06 17:07:48 (permalink)
My recommendation for a great beef for a Taco is the Flap Steak sold at Costco, season them however you want, but try this cut of beef, also good for your Steak and Cheese sammies!
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/11/06 17:30:48 (permalink)
Places like Taco Bell have to make the food prep a no brainier, great food doesn't happen with minimum wage people.......................
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/11/06 18:01:37 (permalink)
Chewer, Yes Flank steak is good for tacos, and I make all kinds of mexican stews, and other dishes w/ it. I often pan sear it and then slow cook it w/ fajata, chili, or taco seasonings, till it's real tender.
 
Pork sholder roast, and brisket, also makes good Mexican style tacos. My family insists on Mexican Green Gauce, and fresh Cilantro, with their Mexican tacos. Salsa Verde works just fine also.
 
Tex Mex Tacos are a whole different animal!
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/11/20 02:15:39 (permalink)
I prefer the real thing, but I'll occasionally eat Taco Bell. I had a Grilled Stuft Burrito the other night that my buddy at work gave me and it was horrendous. And has anyone tried the new "border" salsas? They have a green salsa verde which was OK but the "fire roasted" is awful. To me it tasted like Kodiak chewing tobacco.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/11/27 20:46:10 (permalink)
I kinda am a fan of the steak grilled stuft burrito.....sometimes too much beans...but good notheless!
post edited by Lindseyup67 - 2010/11/27 20:55:30
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/11/30 12:10:52 (permalink)
You need to get to a real taco place soon Roosty. A place that serves something like this. Pastor in a spicey red sauce (left) & carnitas in a spicey tomatilla sauce (right). Click on the image to zoom.


post edited by Bogeyman - 2010/11/30 12:12:52
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2010/12/01 14:05:48 (permalink)
I refuse to eat meat pumped through a hose. If I can get excellent tacos in GREENSBORO, NC (La Vaca Romano/ 3 Al Pastor for $5.50), they can be had virtually anywhere. Taco Hell now has a deal, a box of 12 "tacos" for $10! No thanks.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2011/01/11 06:26:20 (permalink)
I love Tacos.
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2011/02/21 23:13:45 (permalink)
Now, THOSE are some REAL TACOS!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvnhUm4hkWU&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/02/21 23:16:06
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2011/02/22 00:02:18 (permalink)
Are you talking about the actual tacos?
 
Packaged mixes?
 
She grinds the salt and shakes the pepper?
 
Extra points for using a scissors.
 
Love how she drags the bottom of her sleeve in the guacamole while holding up the top.
 
Finally.... Tapatio?
 
Pretty, but authentic?
 
 
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2011/02/22 00:25:02 (permalink)
mar52

Are you talking about the actual tacos?

Packaged mixes?

She grinds the salt and shakes the pepper?

Extra points for using a scissors.

Love how she drags the bottom of her sleeve in the guacamole while holding up the top.

Finally.... Tapatio?

Pretty, but authentic?



Here's another old phrase----"Tongue in Cheek!"
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RE: Tacos!!!!!! 2011/02/22 00:31:32 (permalink)
I know, I know.  
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