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Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I love that Cholula stuff. I know what you mean. Great stuff. I love Cholula and I am pretty sure it's not chipotle flavor.

1 day ago
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Me too, I'm not a fan of Chipotle peppers. I don't mind curry now and then but not too often.

1 day ago
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

I have a membership but I forgot how much per year it is. But I do know I love Costco and it's worth the fee for me but depends on how much you shop and if that pays off with the amount you save vs. spend.

2 days ago
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I think you might be right they might have gotten it from the American Indians but I heard another story that the Caribbean Indians invented smoking meat or at least they are the ones the Europeans learned it from. Barbecue comes from some name the Caribbean Indians had for it.

Mar 02, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I never had Spanish food, I don't think I have. I was talking to a girl on the phone who was Mexican-American from Texas but she was in Alaska because her husband was in the military so they went up there. I was doing help desk for a big hotel chain so I helped her with the computer. She said the Mexican food we call Mexican is really Mexican American or Tex Mex or Cal Tex but not real Mexican. She explained the differences to me, some differences. I think I prefer Mexican American food over real authentic Mexican food.

You are right cowboys invented a lot of good food. Also, things like smoked Brisket I think is a German/Chech-Texan invention. Germans and Chechs (spell?) were big on the Brisket piece of beef and they brought it into Texas culture and the Texans, maybe the cowboys brought in the smoking aspect of it.

I'm so-so on Indian food. Sometimes I like it but sometimes I don't. My fave is probably Mexican food and American food, or I should say Mexican-American food and American food. American food is a broad term though.

Mar 02, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

If you are back east or in the south you might have Kroger, the company that bought out Ralph's some years ago. I was working at the law firm at the time that handled the buy out. Wonder if Krogers has the carne asada there like my Ralph's? Then again it depends on the Mexican population in your area, if there is not much then you might not get it. Even the Ralph's on the West Side in LA that I went to recently didn't have carne asada since there is not a Mexican population there but you go to the one on my side of the town they have it.

Mar 02, 2015
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I never made them with olive oil. I see from what you say that coconut and peanut oil does react differently.

Mar 02, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

That's possible.

Mar 01, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I think so too.

Mar 01, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

True, Mexico is a big country so different regions have different style of food.

Feb 28, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I love Mexican food. I am not keen on say, Salvadoran food. Any of you have experience with that food. I love Tamales. I have tried the Salvadoran and Guatemalan type and I don't like them but love the Mexican type.

Feb 28, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I thought so because people outside of the Southwest refer to Mexicans as Spanish for some reason. Hence Spanish store, not Mexican store. Very different, not the same but I know what he was talking about.

Feb 28, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Thanks for the suggestion. That sounds great. I'll definitely give it a try.

Feb 26, 2015
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

I hope you like Tone's. I'd hate for you to get the bottle from the in-laws and you not like it. You and I seem to have similar taste since we dislike new Taco Bell and long for original Taco Bell but I'd hate for you not to like Tone's just in case we differ on that. I so hope you like it but we will tell when time comes you get it.

Kinda off topic, by the way they opened a Chik Fila near me and man I'm loving it. I'm addicted to the chicken biscuit sandwich. It's not that near me but near enough. About 7 miles away but it's worth it to me. The other is even farther in Hollywood about 14 miles so I might as well go 7 miles in Pasadena.

Feb 26, 2015
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

That's odd but I did get that sometimes but not when frying up chicken or fries. What happened was I thought the coconut oil was getting too dirty after frying up fries and chicken after some time, so I poured it out of the pan after it cooled and put it in a container so I could dispose of it. Well, I like popcorn made with coconut oil and instead of using new coco oil I used the coco oil I stopped using for frying and every time I used the coco oil in the popcorn it would foam up. When I used new coco oil, no foam ups. I can only imagine it foamed up because of flour in the oil that was residual from coming off the chicken I made. I think that yours might actually be foaming because of excess flour in the oil that came off your chicken. Why I didn't experience this when I made some chicken but when I later used it with popcorn I don't know.

Feb 26, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Yes and no. For some reason if I buy peanut oil from a Western company like Lou Anna or Planters or the like it doesn't really flavor it that much or smell the house up with that nice peanut oil fragrance but if I buy a Chinese brand peanut oil you get that real peanut oil flavor and to me that's good flavor.

I think most Mexican places use vegetable oil or somethings o it's more neutral flavoring than peanut oil. I love tacquitoes made in Chinese Peanut oil for the peanut oil flavor. Now I can say that I do use Western brands and they taste good but you don't get much of the taste though like Chinese brands so I usually tend to use Chinese brands I get at the Chinese store.

Feb 26, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

What part of the country do you live in HUNGRYMAN8? In my stores they have Farmer John, not Armour brand lard. But I can find lard made in Mexican stores that is more natural too. I can make my own by saving the bacon grease but that has nitrates in it though. I live in the greater Los Angeles area so we have no shortage of Mexican stores.

Feb 26, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Made some Tone's tonight. Made it as it is per the instructions. Didn't do the additions to it as you do it. I am sure those additions are great for Tone's but I was in a hurry and hungry so went standard. Man that stuff is heavenly and yes it does have a Taco Bell Original vibe but not quite. Man this is addicting to me.

Feb 25, 2015
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

That would be nice if there was a food truck with Glen Bell style of tacos!

Feb 25, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Thanks HUNGRYMAN8, I appreciate all the time and effort you put in this thread too to keep it going and for all your input and information on recipes and ideas. Also I appreciate Btaylor0314, whoeverdroid and the rest of you who make this thread so useful and informative.

Feb 25, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Peanut oil is my favorite frying oil. I like coconut oil too. Chicken and French fries taste the best with peanut oil in my opinion and popcorn is the best with coconut oil. Chicken and fries aren't bad with coconut oil but peanut is better. I've made tacquitos with peanut oil too and it was great. Fave oil for tacquitos.

Feb 25, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Excellent, when they get you the Tone's are you going to cook it as is or you gonna doctor it up or something? I'd love to hear your opinion of the stuff without any changes to it.

Thanks ...

Feb 24, 2015
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Thank you for the run down on how it was done back then, Btaylor. Yes the thread is very long so even if someone else mentioned something similar I am glad you posted your experience. Very interesting to know how it was really done.

Do you know if the meat was 73/27 or 80/20 ground beef or what it was? Also do you know the make up of the seasoning back, what seasonings were in it?

Feb 24, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Thanks!

Feb 24, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I'm not surprised that in Tampa Florida there is hardly any Mexican food. I've been to Miami, a beautiful city but a city without Mexican food. Wrong state that's why.

Since you lived in SD, did you get to Tijuana? I have not been there in ages but I did go to Puerto Vallarta and honestly the Mexican food here is better than the food in Mexico. Do you find that ture?

What's a DIL? Is that like a BFF (Best Friends Forever)?

Feb 23, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Get the free trial membership at Sam's. The one day pass for free then buy Tone's.

Feb 23, 2015
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

No I don't recall about the pink salt and to find the post probably would be trying to find a needle in the hay stack. But I have pink salt and like it because you get to grind it yourself. Got that at Costco.

Feb 23, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

True. I think I will go to that place in San Bernardino just to see if it taste like original Taco Bell. I mean if Glen Bell pestered them enough to have them show him how to make the stuff then Taco Bell must be based on that unless he changed the recipe some to suit his needs and/or taste.

Feb 23, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

No, I never tried the pre-made quac at Costco. Costco sells good stuff so it's probably good.

Feb 23, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

I don't think El Taco got taken up by Pepsi, they seem independent to me. Doesn't taste like original Taco Bell but they taste good anyway.

Feb 23, 2015
HoundDogz in Home Cooking