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Birria de Res Tacos: La Tunita 512 ~ Austin TX

Austin, Tacos/ Mexican By June 23, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: La Tunita 512 2400 Burleson road Austin TX 78741
the eats: Birria de Res tacos
the bucks: $2 a taco, $3 for the consommé with meat, $3 for the queso taco. plan on $10 a person
the full nelson: a signature taco trend lands in Austin

With a belly full of braised short rib tacos I present to you perhaps the most important taco trend hitting the US: Birria de Res Tacos. If you caught my post last year about Birrieria Gonzalez in Los Angeles, you caught wind that the Tijuana method of cooking beef in an earthen oven, cooked till falling part, and served with an intense earthy chilé studded broth had been sweeping the city. Well now it’s here in Austin TX. And it’s done with . . . brisket.

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One Taco Taqueria ~ Austin TX

Austin, Tacos/ Mexican By June 10, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: One Taco Taqueria multiple locations in Austin TX
the eats: Al Pastor Gringa, Taquiza de Asada, you will want to work your way through the menu
the bucks: $3- $3.50 a taco. (plan on 3)
the full nelson: late night street tacos served in the middle of the day and “Karen” friendly ambiance

We live in a world of Karens. And even if we call them out, they aren’t going to go anywhere. We can help become better people and a good start is getting them to enjoy street tacos. And I have the perfect gateway taqueria for the Karen in your life: One Taco Taqueria in Austin TX.

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Breakfast Salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 21, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Ultimate Breakfast Salsa recipe

Breakfast salsa is my bold declaration that salsa just ain’t for tacos. The tastiest healthy sauce ever does wonders on eggs. It was a culinary epiphany I didn’t make until a trip to Mexico in my 20s and soon discovered that any request for hot sauce, even on a very gringo plate of bacon, eggs and toast, would be met with a bowl of salsa. And I have been reaching for salsa at breakfast ever since.

Up until now I have been content reaching for a jar of leftover homemade salsa for breakfast. But on this particular day I was all out and found myself forced to make a batch that morning. Lo and behold I would end up making the Ultimate Breakfast Salsa.

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Tomato Arbol Salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 20, 2020 Tags: , , No Comments

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Tomato Arbol Salsa recipe

Tomato Arbol salsa is that red salsa sitting at the far end of the salsa bar that screams spicy. A simple blend of tomato, onion and fiery Arbol chile peppers come together to give you the red kick that is so essential to a steak taco. It seems so simple but believe me it will give your taco night a swift kick of heat.

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Jalapeño Serrano salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 19, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Jalapeño Serrano salsa recipe

Jalapeño Serrano salsa found me a couple years ago when shooting the pilot for Cheap Eats. At a taqueria in Minneapolis, this creamy green salsa was served over Al Pastor tacos. It was powerfully spicy and instantly addicting; a salsa like no other I had never come across before.

Then I moved to Austin and the stuff was everywhere. Commonly referred to as Salsa Doña because it is a fixture at Austin’s Tacodeli, this green salsa is worth obsessing about. I know I have, which is why I started to make it at home. It’s fantastic on breakfast tacos, carnitas, al pastor and steak tacos.

You’re gonna want to make this salsa part of your taco night program. Trust me. This is what you will need.

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Ultimate Steak Taco Recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 12, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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Ultimate Steak Taco Recipe

If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to Variety.com and watch the Ultimate Steak Taco recipe video here. I was flattered and pumped when they asked me to participate in their Binging Bites series and I can’t think of a better go to recipe to share than this Ultimate Steak Taco recipe.

This should be the last Carne Asada, or should I say Khané Asada recipe you will ever need to search for.

Let’s hit it.

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