Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cuban Beef Waffle Taco


I'm on a quest to cook just about anything in my waffle iron. The waffle is made entirely of eggs and nothing else, okay, and a little salt and pepper. But that's it! The beef filling was some leftovers from the papas rellenas I made last week (on my instagram, also no recipe for the papas rellenas yet, I have to figure out a better method of making them). This literally took about 5 minutes to make, so if you're in a hurry and want a quick and filling meal, this is it.

Cuban Beef Waffle Taco
What you'll need:

  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup green and/or red pepper, finely minced
  • 3 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 TBSP tomato sauce
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar or lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 TBSP raisins (optional)
  • 2 TBSP green olives, chopped (optional)
What to do:
  1. Use a food processor to finely mince the onions and peppers. But do them separately. Drain the peppers, squeezing out as much water as you can. Set aside. 
  2. Heat about 1 TBSP oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onions and garlic. Cook until they are fragrant. Add the minced peppers, stir to combine.
  3. Add the spices, tomato sauce, salt and pepper to the beef mixture. Cook until all the beef is no longer pink. Add the apple cider vinegar or lime juice and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to cook for about 1-2 minutes. 
  4. Turn off the heat and add the raisins and olives if using, toss to combine. Set aside. 
  5. Preheat your waffle iron to a low setting. Make sure your waffle iron is seasoned otherwise the eggs will stick. Once your iron is ready, pour enough egg mixture to just barely come up to the edge of the bottom. If you pour exactly to the edge, it will expand and spill out as you close it. Close the lid and turn, or cook as per manufacturer's instructions.
  6. The eggs will cook quick, mine took about 1 minute. Once they're ready, use a spatula and carefully remove the egg waffle (they're delicate, so move it slowly).
  7. Fill your egg waffle with your filling. 

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