All American Beef Taco

August 22, 2010


  • ¾ cup peanut oil
  • 2 yellow corn tortillas
  • kosher salt, for seasoning, plus 1 teaspoon for beef
  •  medium onion, chopped
  • 6 ounces ground sirloin
  •  cloves garlic, minced
  •  recipe Taco Potion #19, recipe follows
  •  cup low-sodium beef broth
  •  ounces panela cheese, crumbled
  • 2 pickled jalapeno slices
  •  cup shredded iceberg lettuce, optional
  •  large tomato, seeded and chopped, optional
  •  cup fresh cilantro leaves, optional
  • Taco Potion #19:
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    •  tablespoon ground cumin
    •  teaspoons cornstarch
    •  teaspoons kosher salt
    •  ½ teaspoons hot smoked paprika
    •  teaspoon ground coriander
    •  teaspoon cayenne pepper
Make a taco mold by folding a 5-foot long piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil into a block that is approximately 8 inches long, 4 inches high and 2 inches deep, forming a shape to mold the taco. Set aside.

Heat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Heat the peanut oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer, about 5 minutes. Adjust the heat to maintain the temperature.

Shape 1 tortilla around the aluminum foil mold, forming a taco shape. Use tongs to hold up the sides against the mold and put the bottom of the tortilla into the hot oil and fry for 20 seconds. Lay 1 side of the tortilla down in the hot oil and fry for 30 seconds. Flip the tortilla over and fry for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the taco shell to a cooling rack set over a newspaper lined half sheet pan and cool for 30 seconds before removing the mold. Sprinkle the hot tortillas with kosher salt, to taste. Repeat frying procedure with the remaining tortillas. Keep the taco shells warm in the heated oven while preparing the filling.

Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the peanut oil from the skillet and return to medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and cook until softened and lightly browned around the edges, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the ground meat, 1 teaspoon salt, and garlic. Cook until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, to break up the meat. Add Taco Potion and beef broth. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until sauce is slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Assemble each taco with meat mixture, panela, jalapeno slices, lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

(Serves 6)

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Posted by dlmtechnology at 1:06 PM

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing

December 18, 2007

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing


  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  •  tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • Coarse salt
  • ground pepper
  • 1 pound 4 to 6 Kirby cucumbers (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise

In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, lemon juice, and dill. Season with salt and pepper, and whisk well to combine.
Add cucumbers, and toss to coat. Garnish with more dill, if desired. Serve, or refrigerate, covered, up to 4 hours.

(Serves 4)

We've given this creamy recipe a healthy -- but barely detectable -- update. Reduced-fat sour cream (in place of full-fat) lowers the calorie count without losing taste.

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Hidden rooms on the rise

October 5, 2006

On a recent Saturday morning Cami Beghou, 13, pushed the right side of the tall, white bookcase that is built into one of the powder-pink walls in her bedroom. The bookcase, holding rows of books, a stuffed dachshund and a volleyball, silently swung outward, revealing a tiny, well-lighted room. Containing a desk, a chair and a laptop computer

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Supreme Court rejects Texas sex-toy case

October 3, 2006

The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether a Texas law making it a crime to promote sex toys shaped like sexual organs is unconstitutional. An adult bookstore employee sued the state after his arrest for showing two undercover officers a device shaped like a penis and telling the female officer the device would arouse and gratify her.

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Attention Women: Thou shall not teach a dog man new tricks.

August 22, 2006 - Sunday school teacher dumped for being female - Aug 21, 2006:

Apparently a church has fired a women after teaching for 54 years.  The church is using the excuse that they have adopted an interpretation that prohibits women from teaching men.  This interpretation came from “The letter quoted the first epistle to Timothy: [I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.]”

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Get out we need to fuck!

June 11, 2005

In the Riverwalk Hotel in Wisconsin Dells this short clip was taken, Jokingly I told my friend Dani to get out of the hotel room cause princess and I needed to fuck.

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17 Inches of PowerBook Bliss

May 10, 2005

Well after years of wishing and hoping I would have a laptop it finally came true today. After staying at home waiting for the UPS man to deliver. At 3:50pm the beloved Apple G4 17" Powerbook arrived in my hands.

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Six Flags Construction Photos

April 30, 2005

Went to Six Flags Great America today for opening day, construction of the new Hurricane Harbor Waterpark is going well, view the photos here.

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Wonderful World of Peeps!

March 15, 2005

So Peep season is upon us again, amoung the standard pink, yellow, and blue peeps, this year you'll find red peeps at your local Target store.

Find out whats new in the world of Peeps

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Customer Service takes a turn for the worst

March 13, 2005

Went to Sears Auto Center today, was told I was being ignorant by the customer service representative over not knowing state laws concerning my automobile. Needless to say they didn't get my business. But they did get a complaint letter.....Read it below :-)

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