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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chalupas: The recipe

So, Butterfly Girl requested my recipe for chalupas. I think that picture in a previous post got her mouth watering a little bit for some. So, we decided to do a "recipe swap" post. I've put recipes she offered to post about in a little poll up at the top. I might add that she also offered a recipe for Bar-B-Que liver. I like bar-b-que but am quite "unfond" of liver. So, I didn't include that one on the poll. I make a pretty good meat loaf, but I'm still kinda' curious about how she makes hers. You can also vote for more than one item. So, on to "Chalupas -- Farmer*s Wife style: Ingredients: Chalupa Shells Refried Beans Cheese (American, Cheddar and/or Monterray Jack) Cooked and seasoned Ground Beef Personal Topping Preferences: lettuce, tomatoes, avacado, etc. Recipe: 1) Cook ground beef and season with chopped onions, comino seasoning to your likeing, salt, pepper, etc. Drain. 2) Place chalupa shells on cookie sheet or baking pan. 3) "Frost" chalupa shells with refried beans (I prefer to cook my own pinto beans, then smush them and use them in place of canned refried beans. But, canned work well if you are in a hurry or just don't feel like messing with pintos. Just be careful. Some brands of refried beans smell like dog food -- yuck!) 4) Cover beans with cooked ground beef. Add as much or as little as prefered. (If you don't want to add meat? You can leave it out. I believe the "original chalupa" was shells, beans and cheese). 5) Top with cheese. (I use the cheese last because it melts and holds the meat on the chalupa better. Some people might want to do it opposite). Some prefer American cheese only; I like to use cheddar and sometimes throw in some Monterray Jack. Just depends on your cheese liking. 6) Broil until melted and bubbly. If broiling cooks too fast for you then bake at about 400 degrees on the middle rack. 7) Top with additional items as you like. Lettuce, diced tomatoes, avacado, hot sauce, etc. Oh, and definately don't leave out the jalapenos! MMMM-mmmmm good. This was kind of a quick post. If I think about it and left anything out, I'll come back and edit. Chalupas are easy though and SO, SO YUMMY!! Happy Eating!


jezdez said...

Hey! Don't leave out us liver lovers! I would like that BBQ Liver recipe. I LOVE liver! Calf liver & onions, fried chicken liver.. yummy

Knight said...

Ewww.. liver... ewww!!! Your recipe sounds great. A lot like mine from last night actually. I decided to make tacos which is huge for me since I go to the grocery store maybe twice a year.

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to try this!!! I need a break from Turkey Nachos LOL!!

EWWWWWWWWWWW to liver on this part also!!! YUKity YUK!!! LOL

Thank for sharing

Tink said...

Mmmm. I love recipe swaps! I'm always looking for new things to make. I get bored with food easily. :)

captain corky said...

The only thing I would use liver for is fishing.

That recipe sounds delicious and not I'm very hungry for some Mexican food!

R.E.H. said...

I may have to try those chalupas... it's ok if I leave the beans out, is it? I can't stand beans - yikes!

Krishna said...

i actually add butter to my beans! and i can't believe some of your followers have never eaten this staple food.

Anonymous said...

I have never in my life seen a chalupa shell. Can you believe that?

I'll have to look harder....