Tractor Disc Tacos

Tractor Disc Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Sirloin/Flatiron/Flank or other inexpensive steak, cut into bite-sized slices
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 16 oz. Hot Dogs, 3/4" slices
  • 2 large Onions, large dice
  • 4-6 Tomatoes, large dice
  • 2-3 Jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Seasoned Salt
  • Beer
  • Oil
  • Favorite Accompaniments: tortillas, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, jalapeno, cilantro, etc.

Instructions

  1. This is a real "by the seat of your pants" recipe. My husband, Matthew, learned this from some migrant workers many years ago. They had taken a tractor disc, filled in the hole in the center, and rigged it on top of a propane tank so they could cook outdoors wherever they happened to be. Matthew had to build his own similar apparatus, but if you have a large skillet or wok, you are in business. We've seen this cooked over open fires, fire pits, gas grills, and even in the kitchen on the rangetop.
  2. Put enough oil in pan and heat it till the oil glistens. Drop in the steak. Stir fry to get a good sear and sprinkle to taste with the seasoned salt.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until brown.
  4. Drop in the vegetables and cook till limp.
  5. Add the hot dogs, stir to distribute. Reduce heat and let the all ingredients get tender.
  6. Add beer as needed to keep the concoction moist. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  7. Have your guests load their plates with a tortilla and scoop the stew into their tortillas. Then dress to suit with your favorite accompaniments.