Mario Batali’s Sons Release “The Batali Brothers Cookbook”
“We’re not about luxury ingredients in this house,” Mario Batali said it’s all about good food and family time in his home. While he’s used to being the master chef at home and at work on The Chew, his sons Benno and Leo are getting into the family business. For Mario’s 50th birthday, the Batali Brothers put together a book of recipes they love to cook for their pop. Now, you can take home the Batali Brothers recipes in their first cookbook, The Batali Brothers Cookbook.
The Batali Brothers Beef Tacos Recipe
These easy beefy tacos are Mario Batali approved. Just looking at them makes your mouth water. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ red onion, peeled, cut in half, and sliced into thin half-moons
- 2 ¼ pounds ground chuck
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tube tomato paste (about 4 ½ ounces)
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled: 3 chopped, 1 left whole
- 14-16 corn tortillas
- 2 limes
- 1 bunch (about ½ cup) fresh cilantro, leaves picked
Good Morning America Beef Taco Recipe Directions
In a large frying pan, over medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil into the bottom of the pan. Add in the red onion and cook until they are slightly brown (3 to 4 minutes). Add the meat in thirds, 5 seconds between. Season with salt and chop the meat into several parts with the sharp edge of a wooden stirrer. Brown the meet throughly (6 to 8 minutes). Drain some of the grease, but leaving a little will add flavor.
When the meat is almost ready, add cumin and tomato paste (Tuscan Toothpaste, as Batali calls it) over the meat and stir well. This keeps your tacos from being dry. Add in the chopped garlic and the whole clove (but remove the whole clove before serving!). Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to add flavor to the meat and then remove from the heat.
To cook the tortillas, put the burner on medium low and put it right on the burner. You’ll need an electric stove for this one, folks. Flip the tortilla with tongs and then wrap them in a towel.
To serve this meal, put the meat in a bowl, tortillas on a plate or holder, cut limes into wedges and put cilantro in a cup. Take a tortilla, add meat, cilantro and squeeze the lime on the meat.