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Shredded Beef Tacos

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  Lard/Vegetable oil 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoons)
  Boneless beef chuck 1 Pound, cut into 1 inch / 2.5 centimeter cubes (450 Gram)
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon (10 Milliliter, Pure)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (2 Milliliter)
  Ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon (2 Milliliter)
  Canned whole peeled tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce, undrained, chopped (1 Can / 410 Gram)
  Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  6 inch corn tortillas 12 (15 Centimeter)
  Shredded mild cheddar cheese 250 Milliliter (1 Cup)
  Shredded iceberg lettuce 750 Milliliter (3 Cups)
  Fresh tomato 1 Large, seeded, chopped
  Fresh coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon

1. Heat lard in 10-inch (25-cm) skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef; cook, turning frequently, until brown on all sides, 10 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add chili powder, garlic, salt and cumin; cook and stir 30 seconds.
2. Add undrained canned tomatoes to skillet. Heat over high heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until beef is very tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
3. Using 2 forks, pull beef into coarse shreds in skillet. Cook beef mixture, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid has evaporated and beef is moistly coated with sauce, 10 to 15 minutes. Keep warm.
4. Pour oil into deep, heavy skillet to depth of 1 inch (2.5 cm). Heat oil to 375°F (190CC); adjust heat to maintain temperature.
5. Fry tortillas in oil, 1 at a time, as follows: Fry tortilla a few seconds to soften. Using tongs, fold in half, holding slightly open to leave space for filling; fry, turning occasionally, until crisp and golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper toweling.
6. Fill each taco shell with 1/12 of the beef, cheese, lettuce and fresh tomato, in that order. Garnish with coriander; serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4162 Calories from Fat 2373

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 264 g406.9%

Saturated Fat 107.1 g535.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 592.4 mg197.5%

Sodium 4418 mg184.1%

Total Carbohydrates 273 g91.1%

Dietary Fiber 29.3 g117.3%

Sugars 21.7 g

Protein 186 g372.3%

Vitamin A 1324.4% Vitamin C 334.5%

Calcium 272.7% Iron 149.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe