One of my primary goals as a parent is keeping my kids interested in food in as many ways as possible, be it trying new foods, new restaurants, helping me cook, or helping me plan our meals. Though some of this is conscious effort, I think the majority of it is simply my own overabundance of enthusiasm rubbing off on them. I talk about food in different cities and countries, chefs I admire, and so forth. One chef I talk about a lot is Rick Bayless. While menu planning last week, Andrew decided he wanted to choose a meal from one of my cookbooks. He went straight for the Rick Bayless books and it came as no surprise when, just minutes later, he had selected these tacos as his choice. What can I say? The kid has good taste.
Given the carnivorous nature of these tacos, this recipe is likely one I never would have chosen on my own, but I am so glad we tried them! They are quite simple to prepare, even with making the salsa. As always, tortillas from scratch are worth the effort and are absolutely necessary for truly excellent tacos. We all enjoyed these and will definitely make them again when we are craving a meal on the meatier side of things.