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Doritos® Locos Tacos are the perfect combination of Doritos and Taco Bell. I'd say the perfect combination of tacos instead of "Taco Bell", but American tacos are completely different from actual tacos, but lets save that for another time. Currently there are two Doritos Locos Tacos available across the US, the Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese. Some parts of the US have a third flavor called "Flamas", these I have not seen yet in my area. I did however get one Cool Ranch and a Nacho Cheese. Its noticeable that these taco shells are large versions of Doritos. I like getting these as Supreme tacos, loaded with cheese and sour cream. The Doritos flavor really adds to these tacos. The key word is flavor, these are not full large versions of Doritos, but actually Doritos flavoring imparted upon taco shells. While Doritos are a very hard and crunchy chip, they did not do a full conversion, these are still taco shells. This makes sense because you are eating tacos. If these were full large scale chips, they wouldn't taste right because everyone is used to the taco shell taste when eating Taco Bell. You'll notice that the tacos come with thin cardboard sleeves, thats because these chips will impart their flavor all over your fingers and hands if you are not careful, especially the nacho cheese flavor. Even if you try to keep the tacos in their sleeves, you will still get seasoning all over your fingers. I recommend the Cool Ranch over the Nacho Cheese.. the nacho cheese flavor seems to blend in with the cheese of the taco and it doesn't seem to add much to the overall flavor. But the Cool Ranch tacos noticeably and completely change the flavor profile of the taco creating a completely unique taste experience. Should you eat these? Yes! Especially if you are a fan of Cool Ranch Doritos.
Instructions to make: A bunch of Tacos for serving 4-6 people. Ingredients: - Ortega taco mix - 2x - Ground beef - 2 to 2 1/2 pounds - Tomatoes - 3x - Lettuce - 1 package - Sour Cream 1x - Taco cheese (preshredded) - 1 package - Taco shells, Tortellias - 1 combo box (8 or more of each) - Ortega Taco sauce - 1 bottle Instructions: 1) Cook meat as per instructions on taco mix packages. 2) Prepare toppings while meat is cooking. Dice tomatoes, shred lettuce or cheese if not already packaged that way. 3) Bake or microwave taco shells and/or soft tacos as per package. Assemble tacos. One or two tablespoons of meat per shell, add toppings to taste, use a little dash of the taco sauce for extra flavor or heat. I prefer the soft tacos. You can also pick up large tortellias for burritos and make large soft tacos out of them instead.. so good.