Cooking Is Dandy With SANDY

23 Sep

Another Friday means another recipe

This week’s recipe: TACOS


I made ground beef and potato tacos with all the toppings YUM 🙂

Servings 4-6


1-1.5 lb 80% or higher lean ground beef

4 med/large potatoes



garlic powder

onion powder

corn tortillas

vegetable oil

1/4 head of lettuce

8 oz cheddar cheese

3 roma tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes

2 fresh avacados or premade guacamole (I use wholly guacamole)

salsa (I use premade that I’ve frozen, will list recipe in another edition of Cooking Is Dandy with Sandy)



2 pans

cheese grater (if cheese isn’t pre-shredded)



potato peeler

cutting board

2 mixing bowls


paper towels




  1. Peel and wash potatoes
  2. Dice potatoes into small thin squares
  3. Place pan on stove, turn stove on to low-med heat and add 4 TBSP veg oil (allow to warm up)
  4. Add potatoes and season with salt (place lid on pan)
  5. Turn potatoes over frequently with spatula so they don’t burn and cook thoroughly (they will be soft when done) This will be in ~20 min.
  6. Place ground beef in bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder & onion powder to taste. Mix
  7. Just before potatoes are done cooking, add ground beef to the pan and cook until ground beef is cooked thoroughly (browned) ~10 min.
  8. Remove pan from heat and set aside
  9. Place other pan on stove on low heat and add 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  10. Layer 3 paper towels on top of each other and place on the plate and in the bowl
  11. Use tongs to grab a corn tortilla and deep fry it in the pan for ~2 seconds on each side of the tortilla then place the tortilla on the plate with the paper towels to absorb some of the oil
  12. Place 4 TBSP ground beef & potatoes in the tortilla and close it up like a taco. Place a toothpick through both sides of the taco in the center to keep the GB & potato from falling out
  13. With your tongs, place the taco back in the oil pan and deep fry each side for ~1 min or until golden brown and crisp
  14. Place the taco in the bowl with the paper towels to absorb excess oil
  15. Repeat steps 11-14 until you make the desired amount of tacos
  16. Turn off stove when finished
  17. Wash lettuce & tomatoes
  18. Cut lettuce into thin strips, dice tomatoes into small cubes, peel, core and dice avacados into small slices (if using fresh avacados)
  19. Shred cheese if not preshredded
  20. Remove toothpicks from tacos and serve (don’t want people choking on toothpicks lol)
  21. Guests/family can add the desired toppings to tacos (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa & guacamole/avacados)


Hubby doesn’t like his tacos deep fried so I just deep fry the tortilla a little bit and add the ground beef and toppings so if you’re like hubby, you can skip all that deep frying too 😉

I on the other hand don’t mind a good deep fried taco LOL

Disclaimer: Only adults should be making this recipe as it involves handling/using a knife, stove and hot food. I am NOT responsible for injury, illness or death as a result of consuming or preparing this recipe…Sorry, but I have to throw this in here since now a days everything seems to need a disclaimer.


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