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How to Make the Perfect Taco

Here at Sweet Kickin Salsa, we are huge taco fanatics. After some trial and error, we think we have come up with a process to create the perfect taco. Now, keep in mind that all tacos are perfect in their own way and there really is no wrong way to make one, but if you want to really up your taco making game, take a look at this guide.

Making the Perfect Taco with Sweet Kickin Salsa

First, make sure you gather all of your ingredients this will include:

  • Tortillas
  • Chicken or beef
  • Taco meat seasoning
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Other toppings of your choice

The Meat

We highly suggest slow cooking your taco meat in either the crock pot or the oven on a low setting for a few hours. This ensures that the meat will be tender and juicy, nobody wants a dry taco. Season the meat with your taco seasoning before cooking it; you can make your own or buy the packet at the store. If you are on a time crunch or are a fan of hamburger in your tacos, go ahead and cook the meat in a skillet with your seasoning.

Tortillas and Cheese

Here is where things get elevated. If you like soft tacos, cook your tortillas on med/low heat in a skillet for one minute on each side. This will make the tortillas more flexible, and the meat will stay warm in your taco. If you prefer hard shell tacos, we suggest frying your own tortillas. This device from Bed Bath and Beyond makes frying your own taco shells easy, and they come out perfect every time.

After you make your taco shells, put some cheese on the bottom. This seems counter-intuitive, but it helps keep juices from the meat from making the bottom of the tortilla soggy and adds melted cheesy goodness to your taco.


When it comes to toppings, we aren’t going to say what you should and shouldn’t put on your taco, but it is good to have a few cold ingredients on top to complement the warm meat and cheese. Here are some toppings you can to your taco:

  • Lettuce
  • Sweet Kickin Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapenos
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Onions
  • Extra cheese
  • Corn salsa
  • Avocado

If you really want to take your taco to the next level add cooked bell peppers and onions before your cold ingredients for extra texture and flavor.

As we said before, all tacos are perfect in their own way, but if you want to impress your friends and family with a different kind of delicious taco follow these guidelines.

We have the right salsa for your taco experience, choose from our Mild, Medium, or Hot Habanero varieties and get ready for a full on flavor explosion in your mouth. Click here to view our online store or find a location near you.

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