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12 corn tortillas
1cuptomato sauce
1mediumonion (minced)
1clovegarlic (minced)
1ouncewhite wine vinegar
3tablespoonolive oil
1 1⁄2teaspoonchili powder (or to taste – or 1 small hot chili pepper, minced)
1⁄2poundground beef or chorizo
3⁄4cupcooked potatoes (diced)
2tablespoonvegetable oil
1 very small onion (minced – omit if you use chorizo)
3⁄4cupmild cheese (grated)
1⁄4cupalmonds (blanched and chopped – optional)
  salt (to taste)
  shortening for deep frying


To make sauce: Combine tomato sauce, medium onion, garlic, oregano, white wine vinegar, olive oil, chili powder and salt to taste. Simmer for about 30 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Let cool.

To make filling: Brown the beef and potatoes in oil and add a small amount of the onion (if using), the grated cheese, almonds and salt to taste. Sauté the tortillas in deep fat or a few minutes; drain on absorbent paper. Fill each tortilla with meat and top with cheese. Pour some of the sauce over the meat.

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