There’s a place in Los Angeles where you can drink feisty margaritas made by half-rude actor/bartenders, munch on half-bad chips and salsa, and watch awkward Tinder dates buzz around you. It’s happy hour, half-dark at your table, and there is tequila, so… most anything is tolerable.
The bright spot, the salvation from the meh bartenders and awkward dates around you, the comfort supreme: Beef and Pickle Tacos! Crunchy, salty, and cheesy. Simple flavors and textures combine to make everything right in the world. Well.. not everything, but most things. The wonders a pickle can provide.
Here’s what we’ll need for taco dinner, at home, where it’s cozy.
Ground beef: lean is cool.
A big ol’ boiled Russet Potato: help extend the meat with cheap potato starch.
Sharp cheddar cheese: finely shredded
Kosher dill pickles: sliced and snacked on.
Spices: cumin, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, and smokey paprika. It’s like making your own taco seasoning. Extra delicious.
Tequila: a sip for us and for good measure.
While you’re at it… maybe make a full jar of taco seasoning for future taco adventures? Yes: Taco Seasoning + Charred Corn Tacos.