Hot Plate Madness Recipe of the Month: Dorrie’s Flamingo Tacos

Contributed by Roger Hamacher

Welcome to the Madness, this month we honor our departing staff member, Dorrie, by creating her easy-to-make and delicious tacos. 

You will need the following ingredients:
•    1 lb. hamburger
•    1 onion
•    1 tomato
•    1 head of lettuce
•    1 packet of shredded cheese
•    1 8oz. container of sour cream
•    1 packet of taco seasoning
•    1 pack of taco shells

Place hamburger in pan and begin browning, breaking up the meat into smaller pieces as it cooks. Meanwhile, dice the onion and add it to the cooking hamburger. As this continues to cook, dice up the tomato, shred the lettuce and set aside. When meat is done, drain off the grease into an appropriate container for disposal later. Once drained, return the meat to the pan, add the taco seasoning and the amount of water indicated on the seasoning instructions (usually ½ to ¾ cup. Continue to heat and stir this mixture until well blended. You can now spoon some of the meat into a taco shell and add cheese, tomato, lettuce and sour cream. You are ready to enjoy your taco! 

About Hot Plate Madness:
You can watch Hot Plate Madness prepare this meal on their YouTube channel. Hot Plate Madness is a weekly cooking show designed to provide young people budget-friendly meals that can be prepared with limited equipment. Hosted by MY House Case Manager Jenn Martin and Nine Star Education and Employment Services Youth Director Roger Hamacher, each episode includes the recipes and cost breakdown as well as an occasional bit of madness. Search Hot Plate Madness and subscribe for new weekly episodes.