St Patties Day Green Tacos Texas Butter Recipe

Shenanigan Green Tex-Mex Crispy Tacos

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep: 15 minutes
Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Adjustable Servings: 2
Calories: 1693 kcal
Little late for for St Patrick's Day but they were marked to do soooow. My crispy taco shell (the ones packed in a box) merchants carry the small variations but not the large flat bottom ones. I dig the flat bottom tacos because I never have to buy or clean a taco stand. It was St. Patty’s day and I noticed a display of glorious green corn tortillas ripe for the pickin. The insides of these tacos aren’t all that pretty but pretty dang good especially with the weak queso drizzled over the meat.
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Meat Parts

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ cup Taco Dust
  • 1 cup water

Rest of The Parts

  • 25 oz corn tortillas Pack of green . You’ll probably not find green ones but any color or the regular old natural ones are mighty fine!
  • 4 ounce Velveeta
  • 4 oz avocado ='s 1 avo
  • 1 tsp garlic ='s 1 clove
  • 1 oz jalapenos pickled sliced
  • 1 tbs Smoked ou hot sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

The Build

Multitasking The Whole Build

  1. Start oven at 350
  2. In a medium heat pan brown meat and drain.
  3. Place meat back in pan on medium high, add water, Taco Dust, and stir in.
  4. Cook your TexMex meat for about 3-4 minutes and remove from heat.
  5. With a brush or a way to get a light coat of olive oil on both sides of each tortilla you plan on turning into a taco.
  6. Carefully slide oven rack out. Lay each tortilla over 2 grates so they hang down like an upside down “U”. Laying over 2 grates will create the flat bottom shell.
  7. Add a few extra for a throw away. Some tortillas will crack and you need a tester.
  8. Slide your rack back in and start the timer for 10 minutes.
  9. Your tortillas will have a different moisture content than ones you might buy tomorrow so checking in on these is best. If they are not totally crisp they will be chewy in spots. It’s better to make sure they are fully crisp. This is why I suggest an extra tortilla so you can pinch pieces off to test for crispy. Pull them when done. Frankly it’s easier to tell using normal non colored natural tortillas.
  10. The multitasking part may seem like a pain but it’s not because it’s just a bunch of words above…
  11. Mince up garlic and smash on cutting board with salt. Most use flat part of knife to do this but a spoon pushed on top of garlic and salt then drag across board until pasty.
  12. Cut meat out of avocado and put in bowl with garlic salt paste.
  13. Take fork and smash avocado mixture until chunky or smooth. Both are great.
  14. Cut you Velveeta cheese into smallest cubes you can.
  15. Place in bowl with about an ounce of milk or water.
  16. Heat Velveeta for 45 seconds on high in microwave.
  17. Check Velveeta, stir, and continue in 30 second intervals until smooth. This is what I consider “weak queso”. By all means if you want add some salsa, pico, or whatever tickles your fancy.
  18. From plate to top we go! Fill taco shells with meat and plate.
  19. Pour some cheese over meat, add some plops if smashed avocado, drip some Smoked, add a couple three jalapeno slices, and eat.


There is plenty of room in these puppies to add or subtract any ingredients you want.


➕ Nutrition - About

Hay yall! Don’t be afraid to adjust or substitute ingredients to your taste. None of these recipes came from a written measured recipe. They are made, noted, measured on the fly, then pumped up here when time permits. If you don’t have any Texas Butter I guess we’ll overlook it if you use what’s in your pantry. Be sure to ask how something turned out or you have questions. Expect grammar errors, these are not checked much. Well, in general I can’t spell worth a crap. Thanks – Shawn

Nutrition Facts
Shenanigan Green Tex-Mex Crispy Tacos
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 1693 Calories from Fat 702
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78g 120%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 2990mg 125%
Potassium 2137mg 61%
Total Carbohydrates 181g 60%
Dietary Fiber 29g 116%
Sugars 10g
Protein 74g 148%
Vitamin A 57.9%
Vitamin C 31.5%
Calcium 72.3%
Iron 70.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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