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Gourmet taste without the gourmet name. My Lil' Bit named these tacos because they are... you guessed it... messy! 

There are several steps to this meal. You can of course eliminate or change any parts to suit you or your family's needs. My Em is a vegetarian so she eliminates the meat :) If you are Vegan, then just adjust the recipe to suit your needs! This serves about 6 people :)

Ingredients :
4 large pork chops (de-boned and fat removed) Chop into bite sized chunks
1 sm onion
1 cup cilantro
4 cloves garlic/ minced
1 lime
3 tbs of cumin
1- 28 ounce can Organic Chopped tomatoes
sea s
alt to taste


Organic lettuce

2 cups cooked brown or white rice (keep warm)

1 can of vegetarian black beans (warm)

Cheese (your choice... enough to serve as a topping)

Sour Cream (as topping)

extra lime slices for those who wish to squeeze onto taco



Tortillas (corn, wheat, or flour are fine. We use a corn, wheat combo) 


Home made Pico de Gallo( You can find link here)
Step One: Remove bone and fat from the pork. We used basic pork chops from pigs we raised ourselves. Chop the pork into bite size portions. 
Step Two: Lightly oil pan with olive oil. On medium heat, cook the pork until thoroughly done. Add garlic and cilantro.
Step Three: Add diced tomatoes and chopped onions. Cook on medium heat until the onions are done and the tomatoes have cooked down. It takes about 10 - 15 minutes. 
Step Four: Put it all together! We layer in this order: Tortilla,  rice, beans, meat mixture, lettuce, salsa, cheese, and sour cream. I like to add a squirt of lime over everything :) You can also add guacamole or avocado slices.
 
 
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This has been a family favorite for years. My mama served it as long as I can remember. I believe she learned the recipe when we lived in Arizona and had a Hispanic Nanny named Maria for us children. We loved this woman dearly, and learned a great many things from her. I often wonder where life led her and if she remember the four little children she cared for so lovingly and well. 



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What goes in there!
Ingredients:
Roma Tomatoes (About 6- 8) chopped
Green Onions 5-6 finely chopped ( You may substitute 1/2 small sweet yellow finely chopped as I have done)
Cilantro (about 1/2 cupped) finely chopped. 
2 TB ground cumin
1 small lime
4 cloves minced garlic
sea salt to taste
jalepeno (optional) I most often leave this out as my little gals do not care for hot!

Step One: Finely chopped tomatoes and place in bowl. 
Step 2: Add a half a cup of finely chopped cilantro
Step 3 & 4: Add minced garlic and minced onion (You can add minced jalapenos at this point)
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Ms Em helping with the Salsa!
Step 5: Squeeze one small lime into the mix!
Step 6: Add two tb of cumin. Blend the entire mix thoroughly! Best served slightly chilled. 
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Viola! Pico de Gallo
 
 
This section of Stilettos will feature my very favorite recipes which take just a little extra time to prepare. I am not a chef... just a southern girl who loves to cook! If you share my recipes, please include my website and copyright information :) Thanks! :)