April 18, 2011
"No Fuzz" Tacos
There is this place called Fuzzy's Tacos. Oh. My. Goodness.
And when I say "goodness," I really mean goodness. The Fuzzy's taco is goodness. (For local readers, I have been served the best taco at the Rowlett location.)
This is the kind of thing that you eat for the first time and you are disturbed that you have been missing out your whole life. My husband and I both kind of died and went to heaven for a little bit when we had our first Fuzzy's a few months ago.
So the other day I was thinking...I ought to be able to re-create this taco. And I did.
No "Fuzz" Shredded Beef Tacos
2 lb. beef roast, any cut
2 package Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
2 cans fire roasted tomatoes, chopped
Dump everything in the crock pot for several hours (all day is best) on low. About an hour before serving, shred the meat using two forks. Let it cook like that until it's taco time!
The way Fuzzy's prepares the taco is with a yellow corn tortilla, a special garlic sauce (haven't figured it out yet but it's not that important), shredded lettuce, cheddar and feta cheese, and cilantro. At home, I left off the cheddar (feta is super low fat and cal and lots of flavor) and of course the cilantro. I bet some people would like to add lime. I would also add some salsa such as a fire-roasted tomato salsa or a Salsa Verde. Some guac would be nice if you want to get in your healthy oil for the day.
The "No Fuzz" Shredded Beef is very similar to this chicken version I came up with.
This is an excellent meal for a crowd! But, even if you don't have a crowd to feed you can use the left-over meat for quesadillas, on salads, in soups, casseroles, etc. for the rest of the week.
Posted by Keelie at 2:26 PM