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Hoff's Hoff Sauce Hot Sauce

1980's Fast Food Tacos (Taco Tico Meat Recipe)

YIELD: Serves 4

TIME: 30 Minutes

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Back in 2020, when everyone learned to make bread at home, Hoff created his take on a legendary retro classic: Taco Tico Tacos! A throwback to his upbringing in Kansas in the ‘80s, this delicious recipe uses well-known techniques from the fast food industry to match the taste and texture of Taco Tico's famous taco meat. This recipe is so good you’ll feel like you’ve time-traveled back to the days of parachute pants, checkerboard Vans, & Pac-Man Fever!

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound ground beef

3/4 cup water

2 tbls butter

1/3 cup oatmeal, briefly pulsed in the coffee grinder

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tbls white vinegar

1/4 tsp MSG (optional but called Accent in the spice section)

DIRECTIONS:

1:
In a skillet over medium heat, add your ground beef, water, and butter. Give it a good stir until the beef is nice and broken up.

2:
Add the oatmeal, chili powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, vinegar, and MSG (if using).

3:
Simmer, uncovered, until the meat is cooked through and thickened. Note: the meat will seem a bit oily, but once it cools, it'll all come together.

4:
Serve on hard or soft taco shells with cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and of course, Hoff Sauce!