Walking Tacos

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Author Notes: I have mentioned "the daughter" in my posts before. She is responsible for dragging us into the world of competitive equestriennes. Not a place for the weak of heart! But what friends we have made.

This is the walking taco for after a hot afternoon of riding horses and the good thing--you can share with friends. When her dad asked if she wanted him to make her one of her own--"No thanks, I'll just eat off yours!"

Summer food made to share. This is great because the only ingredient you need to keep warm is the beef. We use a crock pot and then everyone helps themselves to their condiment(s) of choice. This isn't "gourmet" or foodie...but somehow it is the 2nd most popular item on the menu at the horse show.

Serves 4 to a crowd

For the homemade salsa

  • 1 bunch best tomatoes available
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 roasted poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 ears fresh corn, roasted
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1-3 teaspoons ancho chili powder (to taste)

for the tacos

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying
  • seasoning mix of kosher salt, cumin, chili powder
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 12 ounces finely shredded cheese
  • fresh sour cream
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  1. cut each tortillas into 6 piece triangles...use your pizza cutter...and fry in hot oil. Drain on paper towels and immediately sprinkle seasoning mix on them.
  2. Brown ground beef, add seasoning mix to taste.
  3. In "boat" (we get our's from Sam's Club)...layer chips, beef, cheese and salsa. Top with squiggles of sour cream and guacamole.
  4. Get someone else to hold your horse while you enjoy!

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almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Kitty was a 3 day Eventer...Friday dressage...6 minutes, Saturday cross country... 8 minutes, Sunday stadium jumping...90 seconds of pure adrenaline, and a whole lot of standing, walking and waiting. If you still ride, maybe you can share this with your barn buddies.


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks B! I like that they add color and texture and the vegetarians in our group like that they add a complete protein!


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Thx B! They add color and texture but also a complete protein for the vegetarians in our group.


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

My southern chicken salad on a croissant. Trying to post that recipe but I can't get the server to come up yet.


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Yes, not exotic but tasty. When its hot outside, a cold salsa is so refreshing!


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

thank you--they make a complete protein for the vegetarians in the group! I just like the color and texture!


almost 4 years ago lapadia

I take one! We always get them in LA on Olivera St.


almost 4 years ago lapadia

...or maybe two or three :)


almost 4 years ago meganvt01

This is great - wish I had had this recipe to satisfy my parents during the drudgery of so many horse shows!


almost 4 years ago healthierkitchen

What is the (first) most popular menu item?


almost 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This taco has classic flavors and I love the corn and black beans, that will be amazingly delicious.


almost 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Love the corn and black beans in your salsa.


almost 4 years ago wssmom

Love the flavors (what's not to like, yum), one question: boat?


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Haha! funny we always call them "boats"! My husband will say, "hand me a boat" and i know what he wants...but it is the 3 # food containers that you buy at the wholesale clubs--very handy. They come in boxes of 500 but we use them for picnics and cookouts and when we run the hospitality center at the horse shows.