Mom’s Idaho Tacos

It’s  something you’ve never had, potatoes in your taco meat, but Mom’s Idaho Tacos will totally win you over with how extra hearty and wonderful they are!
It's something you've never had, potatoes in your taco meat, but Mom's Idaho Tacos will totally win you over with how extra hearty and wonderful they are! ohsweetbasil.com

Let’s take a little walk back in time. So, my mom is from Idaho. I like to believe that is why her tacos are weird. Not that Idaho is weird, but maybe that’s where the random potatoes came from. You see, my mom shreds potatoes into her taco meat. Why? I don’t know. I should ask her. In fact, I think I will. I personally HATED ground beef growing up.  Ok, so my mom would make her potato taco meat and I would choose to have a quesadilla. What a stinkin’ pill. Yes, I know this now. I’ve apologized on many occasions. Let’s move on.

Well, since I have been crazy busy lately I’ve really been struggling to make meals. We’ve had a lot of quick meals. Whenever times get crazy I tend to go back to the recipes of my childhood and I’m kind of glad I did because it was so yummy to have these again.

It's something you've never had, potatoes in your taco meat, but Mom's Idaho Tacos will totally win you over with how extra hearty and wonderful they are! ohsweetbasil.com

The potatoes add a good hearty quality to the meat so it wasn’t just lame ground beef. The spices added a great rounded out flavor and gave the dish a little more depth. Worried about the potatoes? Don’t be. You really don’t realize that they are there. They cook down and get all soft and really do just make it more filling. Maybe that’s why they were added. So that poor farmers could use it as a filler. Anyway, I think you should try it and even play with it to make it your own.

If I could I would add some guac, cheese and a little salsa with cilantro, but we grew up with just lettuce, cheese and tomatoes.

Mom's Idaho Tacos

It’s  something you’ve never had, potatoes in your taco meat, but Mom’s Idaho Tacos will totally win you over with how extra hearty and wonderful they are!

Ingredients:

1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Medium Potato, shredded
2 1/2 Teaspoons Thyme
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
Pinch of Salt to taste
Tortillas
Cheese, shredded
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Any other toppings

Directions:

Place the ground beef and potato in a pan and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with tortillas, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and any other toppings.

All of this is to our tastes and remember I have to take it easy for baby so you may want to up the spiciness.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4-6, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 221 Calories
  • Total Fat: 15.2g
  • Cholesterol: 53.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Sugar: 0.3g
  • Protein: 13.8g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.