Tic Taco - Tacos With Parmigiano Reggiano And Chili - Mexico

Main coursea few minutes12-18 months


For about 18 tacos:

300 g minced meat (veal and pork mix)

150 g freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano

160 g tomato puree

1 carrot

1 stalk of celery

1 white onion

1 clove

cinnamon to taste

chilli powder to taste

fresh coriander or fresh parsley to taste

red wine to taste

extra virgin olive oil to taste

salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste

a pinch of sugar


In a large pot, heat a little oil, sauté the diced onion taking care not to burn them. Lower the heat and simmer until soft and transparent. Add the diced carrot and celery (if the celery leaves are very fresh use these as well), increase the heat, season with salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes. On a high heat, add the minced meat and brown it, stirring frequently and breaking up any lumps with a fork. Braise with a little red wine. When the alcohol has evaporated, add chilli powder to taste, a pinch of cinnamon and the pulverized clove. Mix well. Add the tomato puree, a pinch of sugar and mix well. Lower the heat to the minimum, cover with a lid and simmer for an hour and a half, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary to prevent the chilli from sticking or burning. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200°C in grill mode. Cover the bottom of a baking tray with parchment paper. Place a 7 cm diameter cutter on the paper, pour in a tablespoon of grated Parmigiano Reggiano and spread it evenly inside the disc. Remove the cutter very carefully to avoid damaging the round-shape. Make two other discs and bake in grill mode for 3 minutes or until the Parmesan melts and begins to brown (don’t make too many wafers at once so they don't become hard as they wait to be shaped into tacos). Remove the discs from the oven and let them rest for a few seconds. Lift with a spatula and using a cannoli cylinder, wrap each wafer around the cylinder to create the typical Mexican taco shape. Allow it to harden around the cylinder. Repeat until the Parmigiano Reggiano is finished. After the chilli has cooled (if too hot it melts the wafer which then loses its crunchiness), fill each taco and garnish with some fresh coriander. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Paola Uberti - Slelly The dark side of kitchen

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