For the Taco Filling:

  • 450 grams ground beef (or substitute with ground turkey, chicken, or plant-based meat)
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or make your own with 15 g chili powder, 5 g cumin, 5 g paprika, 5 g garlic powder, 5 g onion powder, and salt to taste)
  • 120 ml water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Deconstructed Components:

  • 8-10 small corn tortillas, toasted or warmed
  • 200g lettuce, shredded
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 120g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 240ml sour cream
  • 240ml guacamole
  • 240ml salsa
  • 60g black olives, sliced (optional)
  • 60g red onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 60g cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Lime wedges for garnish

This deconstructed taco recipe offers a fun and interactive meal.
It includes all the delicious elements of a traditional taco presented uniquely. You can customise each component to suit your preferences, making it a versatile dining experience.

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Method:

Prepare the Taco Filling:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and garlic, sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the ground beef (or your preferred protein) and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  3. Drain any excess fat.
  4. Stir in the taco seasoning and water. Simmer for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Prepare the Deconstructed Components:

  1. Toast or warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for about 20 seconds on each side.
  2. Arrange the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, black olives, red onion, and cilantro in separate bowls or plates.
  3. Place the lime wedges on a small plate for garnish.
  4. Serve:
  5. Allow each person to assemble their own tacos using the components provided.
  6. Start with a warm tortilla, add some taco filling, and then layer on your choice of toppings and condiments.
  7. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top for an extra burst of flavor.
  8. Enjoy:
Dig in and enjoy the deconstructed taco experience! Feel free to mix and match toppings and customize your tacos to your liking.
This deconstructed taco recipe is perfect for a DIY taco night with friends and family, allowing everyone to create their ideal taco combinations. It's a fun and tasty way to enjoy this classic dish in a new way using metric measurements.

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