I was born and raised in the restaurant business, my brothers convinced my parents to open a little restaurant in 1989 and our family has been weird ever since. My brother Carlos has made a career breaking all the rules when it comes to a menu. He will pair ingredients that I swear I won't enjoy, and after I try it I beg him to put it on one of his restaurants menu's. I'm convinced when Carlos was in college he made up the game on Food Network where chef's are handed a basket with ingredients and make a delicious plate. He has always thought outside of the box when he steps into a kitchen, so I'll try and do the same with Kiss the Cook.

One of the most popular sausages here in the Ark-La-Tex is Down Home Meats, have you ever had Down Home Meat sausage in a taco? Well, now you can! Try it out and let me know what you think here.

First, you'll need a green sauce, here's a quick easy recipe for a Salsa Verde just in case you want to make one yourself!


You'll need:

1 pound tomatillos

1/2 of a large finely chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 serrano chile peppers (if you don't want a spicy sauce try jalapenos instead)

1 Cup of chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

2 cups water

  1. Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, and chile pepper into a saucepan with olive oil. Wait until the tomatillos are soft and the onions and peppers looked cooked. Normally it takes 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Take the peppers out cut the stems off. Put everything in the saucepan and put in the blender. Add the cilantro, oregano, cumin, garlic, and salt; pour in water.
  3. Using a blender, carefully puree the everything until smooth.
  4. Wait for the Salsa Verde to cool down and put it in a bowl to serve.

To make the meat for the Taco's al Pastor you'll need:

1 Pack of Down Home Meat Sausage (I used the Hot)

1 large onion

1 cup of crushed pineapple.

1 Tablespoon of Mexican Seasoning (Or Tony's Seasoning)

  1. Cut the sausage into small pieces, along with the onion.
  2. Put a saucepan over medium heat, add sausage let it cook for 3-5 minutes the longer the better!
  3. Add the chopped onions and mix it with the sausage
  4. After 3 minutes add the pineapple and Mexican seasoning and mix it all together for 3 minutes.

I prefer corn tortillas with my tacos, and Robin the Intern loved the flour.

Hope you love your next Taco Tuesday!

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