Malo's own Robert Luna divulged his secrets of the ground beef and pickle taco to KCET. Check out the recipe below:
1lb ground beef
2 boiled russet potatoes (cut into small dices)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dry oregano
2 tablespoons paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
8 oz cheddar cheese grated
Small jar pickle chips
Soft Corn tortillas
Sauté ground beef in olive oil (1/4 cup oil). Add all the dry spices and cook 5 minutes add cooked diced potatoes. Continue to cook 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat let cool on counter 30 minutes. Heat corn tortillas and fill them with the beef and potato mixture. Close both ends with a tooth pick. Fry them in canola oil about 2 minutes on each side. Once cooked, place them on a paper towel, remove toothpicks and open. Add cheddar cheese and kosher pickle chips. And enjoy!
Thanks to KCET and Robert Luna for the recipe and photo.
-- Chau Tu
Also, if you must indulge in the real thing check out my previous post on Malo's delicious brunch, and Leslie's on Taco Mondays.