Missy Tippens, here. I'm sorry to post late! Went to a movie tonight and remembered the post on the way home. :)
I wanted to share the tacos we made spur of the moment the other night. I'm crossing my fingers hoping that I haven't shared tacos before since it's something we have every so often! So, here goes...
I usually keep a taco kit in the pantry that has soft and hard shells. I love crunchy. My kids like both. And hubby likes soft. So that makes everyone happy! I also usually have a pack of ground beef in the freezer, but this night I didn't. Lo and behold, I did have a pound of ground pork! I also grabbed a package of taco seasoning since the kit didn't contain any.
I browned the pork using my Pampered Chef gadget for breaking it up nicely.
It's not as brown and crispy as beef, but it looked pretty good with the spices in there.
While the pork cooked, I baked the crunchy shells in the oven. And heated the soft ones in the microwave.
Then I pulled out all the extras: Lettuce, cheese, sour cream and salsa.
I usually use grated cheddar, but I was out. So I used the sliced cheddar and stuck a strip in each taco. :)
Then we doctored them with the salsa, etc.
I snapped a shot of my hubby's soft tacos as he was about to eat his first bite. His looked much healthier than mine did (all drowned in sour cream!)
Then I snapped a shot of mine (with the salsa and lettuce buried inside). It looks like all meat!
Then I halted my son's eating so you could get a closeup shot that'll make your mouth water. :)
The pork turned out really good. It was our version of carnitas! I think I liked them even better than I do when using ground beef. For our vegetarians, just use some soy crumbles! They turn out yummy, too.