One of my best ideas ever. Crispy Cactus Tacos.
It’s Taco Tuesday and only two days away from Little Leopard Book’s 2nd Birthday Party where these delicious Mini Tacos will be served!
Fernanda Peimbert, the chef at Bailiwick where the party will be hosted, asked what kind of hors d’oeuvres I’d like served at the event. I told her light, fresh and gluten free!
This is the first of four recipes she created for the party that I’ll be sharing with all of you!
I shot the images above during a tasting last week at Bailwick, then I came home and re-created the dish for my upcoming web series, Cooking Secrets of a Single Girl, and to share here on Little Leopard Book.
Check out the video here on how to make these delicious mini tacos:
While Fernanda used pickled red onions, I used raw red onions and pickled jalapeños instead. To be completely honest, I liked her pickled red onions better than my raw red onions, but I did like the addition of pickled jalapeños on mine! For those of you making the dish at home, you can try either the raw or pickled red onions and decide for yourself which you like best!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped bacon (approximately 4 slices)
- 1 avocado
- 1 lemon (juiced)
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley (divided)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
- 1/4 cup diced red onion (raw or pickled)
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños (diced)
Begin by adding the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Depending how crispy you want the bacon cook for 2-5 minutes, then add the ground beef.
While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.
Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos!
Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.
Voila “Mini Taco Tuesday” is born!
There’s still time to get on the guest list for Little Leopard Book’s private 2 year birthday party this Thursday at Bailiwick, check out our Facebook page for more details!
And be sure to tune in to “Taco Tuesday” on Cooking Secrets of a Single Girl next month where I’ll be showing you how to make these mini tacos and so much more!
♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon and substitute veggie crumbles for the ground beef to make this recipe vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free.