How to Make Tacos de Canasta: Recipe for Mexican Basket Tacos
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Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 2 min read
Tacos de canasta, or “basket tacos” (also known as tacos sudados, “sweaty tacos,” and tacos al vapor), are common in Mexico City. The name refers not to a specific filling but rather to the vessel the tacos sit in after having been steamed. Corn tortillas are filled with anything from tinga (stew) to potatoes, then the whole packet is fried and held in a basket, or canasta, until serving.