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Malo’s Beef and Pickle Tacos

  • Author: Joy the Baker


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 34 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large boiled russet potatoes, peel left on, sliced
  • 1 heaping teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dry oregano
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (I used smoky paprika)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • Canola oil for frying tortillas
  • Kosher dill pickle slices
  • Finely grated cheddar cheese
  • Hot sauce


  1. In a medium saute pan over medium heat, sauté ground beef in olive oil until browned through. Use a spoon or spatula to break the ground beef up as it cooks.
  2. Add all the dry spices and cook for 3 minutes more making sure that the ground beef is cooked though completely.
  3. Add the sliced potatoes and toss to combine. Remove from heat and place in a bowl. Clean the saute pan.
  4. Add a few tablespoons of canola oil to the saute pan and place over medium heat until oil heats through. Fry tortillas until each side is crisp and lightly golden brown. Drain tortillas on a paper towel.
  5. To serve, spoon beef mixture into fried tortillas. Add a few slices of kosher pickles and grated cheese. Add hot sauce. Fold and enjoy!