Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Tacos de Discada

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Hi everyone! Today I will be sharing with you, one  of my Hometown's favorite dishes! It's called Discada, and its a Meat Lover's dream! This dish is very popular in the North of Mexico specially in Monterrey and Coahuila, which is my hometown.

This comes in a second place, next to Carne Asada, it's usually made for a gathering with friends or family.  It's not only delicious but also very budget friendly! So it's the perfect dish for any celebration, and it is so easy to make, you will want to make it every other day! I hope you give this dish a try,  so you can have a little taste of my hometown!  You wont regret it!

Serves 6-8
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground meat (Discada is usually made with a combination of pork and beef)
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 2 cups chopped hotdog links
  • 5 ounces of Chorizo (Mexican Spicy Pork Sausage)
  • 1 onion, cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers (optional, any color)
  • 2 minced jalapeno peppers. (optional)
  • 1/2 cup tomato pure
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon seasoning
  • ½ or 1 tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste

To serve:
  • Corn Tortillas 3-4 per person
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • Your favorite Salsa

In a large Skillet, heat up ½ or 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, add the ground meat, break it down with the spoon to avoid any big chunks, and season with ½ tablespoon of chicken flavor bouillon, cook on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the meat is cooked.

When the meat is done, add in the Chorizo, and break it down with the spoon. Cook for about 3 minutes. Then add in the onions, bell peppers and jalapeno peppers, cook for 3 more minutes or until the onions become transparent.

After the onions are cooked add in the ham and hotdog links, cook for 3-4 more minutes or until the ham and links are heated through.

Add in the tomato puree, give it a stir, add ½ tablespoon of chicken flavor bouillon or any salt and ground black pepper if needed.  Give it a quick stir, cover with a lid and continue to cook on medium heat for 3-5 more minutes or until the puree is well heated through and well incorporated with the rest of the ingredients.

Warm up the tortillas, in the microwave or a griddle.

Serve the Discada in the middle of the tortilla, like a taco, and garnish with chopped onion and chopped cilantro.  And just before you eat, squeeze a little bit of lime juice over your tacos, the juice will bring all the flavors together, so don't skip the lime juice! Top with your favorite salsa and that's it!

Enjoy!

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