|Onion||1 Medium, chopped|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), crushed|
|Vegetable oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground chuck/Ground round||1 Pound|
|Tomato||1 Large, peeled and chopped|
|Oregano leaf||1 Teaspoon, crumbled|
|Vegetable oil||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)|
|Frozen tortillas||9 Ounce, frozen (1 Package)|
|Head of lettuce||1 Small, shredded|
|Cheddar cheese||8 Ounce, shredded (2 Cup)|
|Tomatoes||3 Medium, peeled and chopped|
|Bottled hot pepper sauce||To Taste|
1. Make beef filling: Saute onion and garlic in the 2 tablespoons oil until soft in a large skillet, about 5 minutes; add ground beef; cook until brown. Add tomato, oregano, salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, 10 minutes, or until thick and heated thoroughly.
2. Make fried tacos: Heat about 1 inch of oil in a large skillet to 370° on a deep-fat thermometer. Drop tortillas into oil, 1 at a time. Using 2 forks, fold tortilla into a Ushape. Hold tortilla folded and fry it until it keeps its shape and is lightly browned and crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper toweling.
3. Stuff 3 tablespoons beef filling, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes into each taco. Garnish with onion rings, if you wish. Pass bottled hot pepper sauce.