It all starts with the secret home mixed taco seasoning. I think my Mum used to make double batches so that she didn't have to mix it up too often. I have to make octuple batches! We use it for fajitas and random other recipes too. If my I can get my Mum to agree I'll post the recipe in a separate post.
Here's the seasoning.
You cut up half and onion or so and fry it with some lean ground beef until cooked.
Then you add the seasoning and a bit of water, mix until it's all coated.
Simmer until some of the water evaporates and it's at the desired juicyness level.
I like to use hard shells for my tacos since I've found these extra wide
stand-and-stuff ones from old el paso that don't split across the bottom
on your first bite and make all your filling fall out.
Jerome prefers the tortilla approach, I think because that way he can
pour in more salsa and hot sauce without it leaking out!