Tacos and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Introduction

Hello Friends!

Announcement! Sunday Suppers don’t have to be made on Sunday. This week’s recipe is commonly made for Taco Tuesdays, but if we can be honest- we want you to gather with your family to make our meals when it’s convenient for you. We want your time together to be cherished, to be filled with conversation and for you to leave the dinner table feeling more connected
Hugs, 
Claire Richardson
Notes for the Recipe:
  • Having the tool (pictured below) to get the chips out of the hot oil has been amazing
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Sunday dinner should be a time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company without distractions. We know how hard that is, which is why we introduced three questions at dinner to engage the whole family. This exercise will reveal stories and details about your loved ones that you never knew – stories you will cherish.
Try it yourself! Use the questions below at your next Sunday Supper!
1) What words of wisdom would you pass on to your childhood self?
2) As a child, what was a difficult moment you had to overcome?
3) What characteristics were passed down to you from your parents?

TACOS, HOMEMADE GUAC AND TORTILLA CHIPS

Ingredients: Tacos
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning (your choice)
  • 1 bag shredded lettuce
  • 1 package  La Tiera Taco Shells (or shells of your choice)
  • 1 block of Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 block of Monterey jack cheese
  • Salsa
Ingredients: Homemade Tortilla chips
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher salt
Ingredients: Guacamole
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp pepper (to taste)
Instructions: For the Tacos
  • Brown the meat in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Prepare taco seasoning according to package and add to meat.
  • Shred both cheese blocks and place in a bowl together.
  • Place lettuce in a bowl.
  • Place salsa in a bowl.
  • *(So this right before eating) Prepare taco shells according to box (or heat oven to 200 degrees and bake shells on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes)
Instructions: For the Homemade Tortilla Chips
  • Place oil in a large cast iron pan or dutch oven (enough to fill about ¼”- 1/2” high).
  • Heat the canola oil on high heat (use caution with this).
  • Cut corn tortillas into strips
  • Set out a plate with a paper towel on it to place the removed tortilla strips to drain.
  • Place a layer of corn tortillas strips into the hot oil.
  • Watch closely as they can burn.
  • Allow them to cook for approx. 1-2 minutes.
  • Place on paper towel and sprinkle “wet” chips with a pinch of salt.
  • Devour chips alone or with guac.
Instructions: For the Guacamole
  • Slice avocados in half and remove insides into a bowl.
  • Mash avocados and mix in remaining ingredients except for the tomato.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, perhaps more salt.
  • Add in tomato and gently mix into guacamole.
  • Enjoy with your homemade chips!