One of my favorites in college was the steak taco from Taco Bell. Actually Taco Bell was my first Tex Mex experience in the US and it was a lot different from when I got it served for the first time. I think it was 1986 or was it 87 and some friends of my parents served a meat sauce made with salsa in taco shells with lettuce, grated cheese and sour cream, it was not a hit.
30 years later there has been a lot of taco experiences since the taco Bolognese and Taco Bell is but a fond memory from the past. This recipe is my adaptation of the steak taco from Taco Bell.
Nice rib eye steaks rubbed with Fajita spice mix, use a ready made spice mix or make your own
Fajita spice mix
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sugar
3⁄4 tsp crushed chicken bouillon cube
1⁄2 tsp onion powder
1⁄4 tsp garlic powder
1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper
1⁄4 tsp cumin
Mix the spices, rub them on your steaks and grill them to your liking.
I served this with tortillas, lettuce, red onion, sour cream, avocado and pebre a chilean version of salsa.
As a student I found myself out of funds quite often and Taco Bell helped fill my tummy while I was waiting for my account to fill up again. If I remember correctly the cheapest on the menu was the refried bean burito til $ 0.59 elle 0.69. This was a simple meal consisting of a tortilla, refried beans and salsa.
Sometimes I get nostalgic and I get a hankering for something from my student days tortillas, refried beans and salsa, these days I add a little extra but not much.
I called these vegetarian, but i think these are vegan, since no animal products were used in the making of them.
For these simple tacos you will need
Refried beans, for recipe look HERE
Pico de gallo, for recipe look HERE
Guacamole, for recipe look HERE
Sliced red onions
Simple and clean flavors
If you want you can probably buy everything ready made to make it easier and less time consuming, but if you make it you know what is in it and fresh tasting.
There is no right or wrong to what you put in tortillas, eat them with what you want and enjoy.