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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

March 19, 2013

Today is a blend of tattoos and food.

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Here is a yummy looking BACO – a taco with a bacon shell – that is being featured at the  ball park of the minor league Western Michigan Whitecaps baseball team.  Here’s the story.

And here are some tattoos on folks who have immortalized their gustatory passion in ink:

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Last, here is my easy and delicious recipe for Taco Torte

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 large onion chopped
Taco seasoning – an envelope or your own blend
1 large can of diced tomatoes
corn or wheat tortillas
lots of shredded cheese

Sautee the meat and onion in a large skillet until the meat is cooked and the onion is translucent. Add the taco seasoning.
Add the can of tomatoes and juice and mix well.

When everything is incorporated and hot it is time to layer the torte in a baking pan. You will need one with high sides to retain the juices.

Start with a tortilla in the bottom of the baking pan
add a layer of the meat mixture
sprinkle with some shredded cheese
Repeat
Finish with a pretty thick layer of cheese.

You can stop here are refrigerate the torte until you are ready to bake it or go right ahead and pop it into a 350 degree oven.

The warm torte will take about half an hour – or until the cheese on top is the desired melty, crispy brownness that you prefer.

If chilled, allow more time – about an hour – until warmed through and melty, brown on top.

Cut in wedges like a pie.
Garnish with sour cream, salsa, anything else you like.
Serve with a green salad.

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3 comments

  1. I love tacos. YUM!
    No tomatoes please.


  2. Who would have thought folks are that dedicated to tacos? Did you see my taco truck pics last week?
    Bacon Taco oh no!


    • Carol, as is so often the case, you were my inspiration!
      I can’t wait for the food trucks to return to University Circle – along with the robins, etc.



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