Course : Beef
Serves: 4
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1 pound ground beef
1 small onion -- chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon chile powder
2 cups masa harina
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water
2 slices bacon slices -- fried and crumbled
2 tablespoons longhorn cheese
1 medium lettuce -- shredded
1 medium tomatoes -- sliced or diced
1 package cheese -- shredded

Preparation / Directions:

Fry beef and onion together. Season with salt and pepper, garlic salt, and chile powder. While meat is cooking, mix with hands all ingredients for shells. Pinch off small portion of dough and roll into 2-inch ball. With quick patting motion, flatten out to 1/2-inch thickness and about 3 inches in diameter. Fry in hot grease until golden brown, turning once. Drain. Make a slit through the middle; open slightly like a taco shell and stuff with meat mixture, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Serve with favorite chile or taco sauce. "Gordita" means "little fat one." Beware these are very rich!!


Nutritional Information:

591 Calories (kcal); 34g Total Fat; (51% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 99mg Cholesterol; 2899mg Sodium

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