Swedish Taco’s

August 13th, 2009 No Comments »

I may be hunted down and shot for posting this. It’s a Swedish National secret that’s been guarded for years at an unknown location in Sweden. If I don’t post any more after this post, you’ll know what happened.

Here’s what you’ll need.

Ground Beef. Good quality. Not the 80/20 crap.
Tomatoes. Fresh.
Shredded Cheese.
Sliced Olives.
Taco Shells.
Taco Sauce.
Chili Seasoning Mix.
Taco Seasoning Mix.
Sour Cream
A Swedish Person
Optional: Lettuce
Optional: Diced Onions

Instructions: Brown ground beef. Add some water and the taco seasoning mix and chili seasoning mix to taste. Leave it on low to medium while you set up the rest of the ingredients and put them in nice little bowls with spoons. Heat up the Taco Shells in the microwave. Heating them in the oven takes too much time and makes them too crispy so they’ll break.

Secret Ingredient: Have a Swedish person do the above

Note: If you use anything stronger than Mild Taco / Chili Seasoning, the Swedish person might pass out

Edit: The importance of how you dice the tomatoes can not be understated. Use the sharpest knife you have.

Coming up next: Swedish Frozen Pizza

Farfar’s Spaghetti Sauce

August 9th, 2009 No Comments »

I just made a batch of this to put in the freezer, and it turned out great, so figured I’d post the “recipe” here. Recipe within quotes, because I never use the same amount of ingredients and often add or remove ingredients. Farfar = Grandpa in Swedish, hence the name of it, because Dad gave me his basic ingredients and I added to that.

What you need:

Yellow Onion
Ground Beef
Beef Bouillon
Heavy Cream
Soy Sauce
Garlic (Fresh)

Start by dicing the onion and throw it in a small pan. Saute meat in a large pan until fully cooked. Add diced onions and mix together. Add chopped garlic. Lower to medium to high heat and add the heavy cream. Then add beef bouillon, soy sauce and ketchup (more than you think, this is what gets the sauce a dark brown to red color) and stir. Let it cook for a bit, then add some flour to thicken the sauce. I have no idea how much, I just wing it. Once the sauce is somewhat thick, top it off with Oregano and let it sit on low heat for a while. It should look something like this when done:



Quick & easy, serve with spaghetti and a side salad.