|Finely chopped onion||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), minced|
|Lean ground beef||1 Pound|
|Chili powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cumin||1 Pinch|
|Tortillas||12 , dried at room temperature for about 2 hours (Canned Or Frozen)|
|Finely shredded lettuce||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Shredded cheddar cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Heat 3 tablespoons lard in a large heavy skillet.
Add onion and garlic and cook until tender.
Blend in ground beef and a mixture of salt, chili powder, and cumin; brown meat lightly.
Fry tortillas, one at a time, in1/2 inch of lard heated to 375Â°F in a heavy skillet.
When tortilla becomes limp, fold in half with tongs and hold edges apart while frying to allow for filling.
Fry 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
Drain on absorbent paper.