The taco probably originated in the Los Angeles area in the 18th century and was introduced by Mexican immigrants.  The original probably featured chicken, beef or pork as a filling.  The seasoned ground meat taco came along later and that’s what’s on tonight’s menu.

The original version was also served with corn tortillas.  Using a flour tortilla makes it an “American” taco.  Regardless of how they’re served, tacos are a mainstream favorite food.

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