Central American Tacos

Since I have never been to central America, I don’t know quite what makes them “Central American Tacos” but they are quite tasty.  If you are desiring to try a taco that differs from the meat’n’cheese variety, this is the recipe for you, adapted from allrecipes.com.  However, if you like spice [as I do!], be aware that this is not spicy at all.  Even so, I quite enjoyed it, especially the green sauce.  It was different than anything I’d tried before.

-3 or 4 potatoes, cubed [[I think you are supposed to use regular white potatoes, but I experimented with other kinds and it was great.]]
-1lb. lean ground beef [[personally, I always buy the leanest.]]
-1/2 onion, chopped
-salt and pepper, to taste

For the green sauce:
-4 tomatillos, husked and quartered
-1 clove garlic, peeled [[I have learned that you don’t actually have to buy a whole garlic in the store, you can take off a clove yourself]]
-1 jalapeno chile pepper, sliced
-1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
-3 avocados, halved with pits removed

-6″ corn tortillas [[trust me, don’t use flour ones for this recipe.]]

-Put potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water, boil and cook until tender, drain.
-While the potatoes are cooking, crumble the ground beef in a skillet on medium or medium-high heat. Stir in onion. Drain grease and once cooked through, stir in the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
-Put tomatillos, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro in a food processor or blender [[I used a processor since that’s all I have]]. Squeeze the avocados out of their shell and process into it is smooth.
-Heat tortillas in a skillet until warm and flexible [[DO NOT heat in a microwave, they will crumble and break]]. Spoon on meat and potato sauce, then top with green sauce.


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