- Cotija Cheese
- Croix Valley Tequila Lime BBQ & Wing Sauce
- Smoked Verde Salsa
- Small Flour Tortillas
Smoked Salsa Verde
- 1 1/2 lb Tomatillos
- 1/2 cup chopped white onion
- 2 Tbsp Croix Valley Garlic Booster
- 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro
- 1 Tbsp fresh Lime Juice
- 2 Jalapeño Peppers
- Remove husk from tomatillos and place on the smoker and smoke at 225-250 degrees for 30 minutes until tender.
- Place all ingredients in the blender and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixed and to desired consistency.
- Place salsa in the refrigerator to chill.
Preparation of tacos:
- Chop or shred brisket
- Place tortillas directly on smoker grate for 1-2 minutes to warm tortilla
- Place tortillas on a plate and place brisket in line down the center of the tortilla.
- Top brisket with Smoked Verde Salsa
- Sprinkle Cotija cheese over Smoked Verde Salsa
- Top with Croix Valley Tequila Lime BBQ and Wing Sauce
Street tacos have a long and rich history that can be traced back to the pre-Columbian era in Mexico. The word "taco" itself comes from the Nahuatl word "tlahco," which means "half or in the middle." This refers to the way that the tortilla is folded in half to hold the filling.
Street tacos first became popular in Mexico in the early 20th century, when street vendors started selling them as a quick and convenient snack. They were typically made with small corn tortillas, filled with a variety of meats, vegetables, and spices. Street tacos were a cheap and easy way for people to grab a quick bite to eat, and they quickly gained in popularity.
In the United States, street tacos gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, as Mexican immigrants started bringing their culinary traditions with them. Today, street tacos can be found in cities all across the United States, and they have become a beloved part of the American food landscape.
There are many different variations of street tacos, each with its own unique flavor and style. Some popular types of street tacos include carne asada (grilled beef), pollo asado (grilled chicken), and al pastor (marinated pork). Other fillings that are commonly used in street tacos include chorizo (spicy sausage), barbacoa (slow-cooked meat), and lengua (beef tongue).
Street tacos are often served with a variety of toppings, such as diced onions, cilantro, salsa, and guacamole. Some people also like to add hot sauce or squeeze a lime over their tacos for an extra kick of flavor.
In recent years, street tacos have become more mainstream, and they can now be found at many restaurants and food trucks all around the country. However, for many people, there's nothing quite like the authentic taste and experience of eating street tacos from a street vendor in Mexico. No matter where you are, street tacos are a delicious and satisfying way to enjoy the flavors of Mexico.