Hi all. I have picked up cooking as a bit of a hobby and while I am by no means of Chef quality I do a pretty fair job of cooking a variety of food from entree's to deserts. Recently I came up with an idea about a simple recipe that I thought might be a good one. It is a type of taco. I checked the menus of several Mexican and Southwestern restaurants in my area to see if anyone offered a similar concoction and found none. So I thought I would share it here just for the fun of it. Here is how it came about.
One day I kind of felt like eating a taco. I had some generic taco shells on the shelf but I didn't have any ground beef thawed out and to be honest I really didn't feel like cooking and seasoning it so I decided to improvise. I quickly located some left over mesquite pork barbecue in my fridge along with some sour cream, lettuce, coleslaw, and guacamole I also had some sharp cheddar shredded cheese and some Mexican cheese that is normally used on Mexican dishes. I tried several different variations and found that they were all delicious while each one had its own uniqueness and delicious flavor. My favorite was the one with the coleslaw and it was also the easiest to prepare. Just the pulled pork and some coleslaw thrown into a taco shell. The others used combinations of the lettuce, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and the meat.
To be completely honest I was surprised that in Texas, the land of Tex Mex, even there I could not find any tacos that used mesquite flavored barbecued meat (beef or pork) and the results were really quite tasty for me. I am certain that some of the Tacqueria's in Texas have tried this combination but it just never has been advertised but it should be. If any of you try this I would like to see what you think of it. The mesquite flavored barbecue is offered already prepared in most major grocery chains along with the regular hickory variety but for the best results you should either smoke it yourself or buy it fresh from a local barbecue establishment if possible. A less expensive and easier way is to simply prepare your meat using a mesquite flavored barbecue sauce but that is the lazy way if you ask me. LOL
So if any of you try this please let me know what you think. I would appreciate it. Bon Appetite