How to make dinner with ingredients from the gas station

What would one make with ingredients like these?


Yes, you are looking at the picture right and No, I did not go grocery at my local 7-11. Although, I probably could have.

Any guesses?

*readers guessing out loud*


*more guesses*

Sorry, wrong!

*more wrong guesses*

Try again!

*readers guess wrong again* (Just give up already, will ya?!?)

Give up yet?




*readers scratching their head in confusion*

 Yes-sir-ree Bob (or whatever your name is), I am making tacos that consist of Beef Jerkey, Pork Rinds, Apples, Ham and other assorted items you can pick up from the gas station.  (I literally bought the been dip from the Quik Stop down the street, because I forgot to buy it when I went grocery.)

Can you believe that I found this recipe in my Food and Wine magazine?!?  They are called LA Gas Station Tacos and Chef Roy Choi is the mastermind behind these tacos.

Keep in kind that I didn’t pick this recipe because It looked delicious.  I picked it because it looked interesting.  I also knew that making this would mean that my cholesterol and blood pressure would probably sky rocket with just one bite of this taco.



LA Gas Station Tacos

recipe adapted from: food and wine magazine


Four 5-inch flour tortillas
1/4 cup prepared bean dip
4 slices American cheese
4 thin slices of ham
1/4 cup jalapeño cheese dip
1/4 cup crumbled pork rinds
2 tablespoons shredded beef jerky
4 pickled jalapeños, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/2 Red Delicious apple, cut into matchsticks
Hot sauce


On a microwave-safe plate, arrange the tortillas in a single layer. Top with the bean dip, American cheese, ham and cheese dip and microwave until melted, about 1 minute. Top with the pork rinds, jerky, jalapeños, apple and a dash of hot sauce. Fold and eat.


I’m sure some of you are wondering how it tasted?  And I’m going to give you my honest opinion.

It wasn’t too bad.  Actually, it was pretty tasty.  I was a little weirded out at first with the random ingredients, but they worked well together.  The texture of the warm cheese and crunchy pork rinds and apples was perfect.

My husband ate 2 of them and my sister ate 1 as well.  But this is something I would not make or eat on a regular basis.  The stuff in it just can’t be good for you.

I say, if you are curious about it and want to try it, go ahead and make it.


One Response to “How to make dinner with ingredients from the gas station”

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    Lia Pennington — April 27, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    And the Oscar goes to Marisol!! Best achievement award for creativity and originality!!

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