Lets give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike Moutray

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Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the greatest mysteries of the universe is how they can make something so disgusting-looking as a Jack-in-the-Box taco so addictive. Soggy, chewy shell that sticks to the wrapper.... red grease oozing out of each end while you eat it..... limp, slimy lettuce.... and that semi-solid wad of yellow goo that they call cheese...... Oh man, I'm hungry!!! gotta go get a sack of them!

PS: NEVER, EVER open one up and look inside, you'll likely lose your appetite and what lunch you already consumed!
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

You poor soul,Jack in the Box has to have the worst tasting and worst looking Tacos in all of tha fast food dives,check out your local roach-coaches they usually have better tasting and looking food.
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

I heard good things of the burgers when i was down that way ...i was sorry to be so full of bbq not to get a JITB meal before i hit the I95..next time maybe..dunno , between fillin up on sausage gravy biscuit breakfasts and southern bbqs......just didnt have room for a JITB even though it was on my list of things to do.
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, I miss 'em, too. I grew up "down there" and am now displaced. So, I've found a recipe that I can use to make them at home, and eliminate the craving for a while.

Jack-in-the-Box Tacos

Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup refried beans
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 cup mild taco sauce ( Ortega or Pico Pica brand or any smooth taco sauce, no chunks of tomato and stuff)
12 soft corn tortillas ( try to use thin ones and warm them up before using so they don't crack when you fold them)
3 cups cooking oil, crisco oil will give the tacos a taste closest to the original
6 slices American cheese
1 head finely chopped lettuce

Directions
Slowly brown the ground beef over low heat, using a wooden spoon to chop and smoosh the meat, keep it very fine and smooth.
When the beef is brown, drain the fat.

Add the refried beans and use the wooden spoon to smash the whole beans into the mixture, creating a smooth texture. I use the food processor.

Add the salt, chili powder, and 2 tablespoons of the taco sauce to the mixture; remove from the heat.

In another skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until hot (test with a small piece of tortilla, it should bubble when dropped into the oil).

Heat a tortilla in a skillet to soften it, then spread 1/12 of the beef mixture on the center of each corn tortilla.

Fold the tortillas over and press so that the beef filling acts as an adhesive and holds the sides together.

Drop each taco into the pan of hot oil and fry on both sides until crispy.

When cooked, remove the tacos from the oil and place them on a rack or some paper towels until they are a little cooler.

Pry open each taco slightly; add 1/2 slice of American cheese (cut diagonally) and some lettuce; top with about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the remaining taco sauce.
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember those tacos from the 70s, I don't think they changed a thing :icon_thumleft:
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

Badger 5 said:
I remember those tacos from the 70s, I don't think they changed a thing :icon_thumleft:

You are correct :thumbsup: As a matter of fact, they are still using some of the ingredients from the 70's too :laughing9:
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't know they were still around. I haven't seen a Jack-in-the-Box since I left Maryland 30 years ago. You used to order right from the jack in the box at the drive thru, similar to the one on in this photo-

drivethroughJack.gif
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I've seen them once in NYC, but never ate there.. They had a very short life span in NY anyway, anywhere from 1-2 years before they packed up and left. I guess they are still big in Southwest regions :dontknow:
 

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Re: Let's give it up for Jack-in-the Box Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

Several just closed in Orange County....in fact, one directly across from the Duck pond / Angel stadium
 

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When I order the 2 for 99c tacos here in California, always without hot sauce, then you know they make them fresh, add the packets into them. They used to put tomatoes into them for free.
 

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haha.Those things are good, but tear my stomach up....But I used to Live off .99 cent Breakfast Jacks..all day long
 

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The only thing I've had from Jack In The Box was their tacos and they are good,I cheesy and greasy and make for fine road food because they don't fall apart because they're glued together with cheese!
 

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Wish we still had JitB here in Illinois. 😞 LOVED the tacos! Would buy sacks full...as addictive as Sliders from WC. 😁 A few of the BKs around here offer a kinda close version...but a little too crunchy.
 

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holy crap is this an old thread, i saw this and thought to myself its been 42 years plus since i ate one. and even when i ate them it was likely at 2am when i was inebriated and did'nt have much taste anyway let alone look inside (yikes)good enough to fill a hollow leg though. and at least i can eat a slider at 9am or 9pm and a large vanilla shake yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ! by the way it took guts, real guts to open one up and look inside man ! i commend you ! thats what this forum is all about ? the real tough guys ? not me though i'm a wimpy little snowflake.
 

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Several just closed in Orange County....in fact, one directly across from the Duck pond / Angel stadium

a road trip for jib tacos ? i dont think so ? if i got as drunk as i used to ? probably !
 

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When I order the 2 for 99c tacos here in California, always without hot sauce, then you know they make them fresh, add the packets into them. They used to put tomatoes into them for free.

they would put bomaters in there for free ? i was'nt to into bomaters then but i am now. man i missed out !
 

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I realize this thread is over 10-years old, but in 1972, my brother and I would steal our Mother's Buick Special at 3am, drive down to JITB, and get tacos and milk shakes at the drive through - YUMMY!:laughing7:
 

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I remember those tacos from the 70s, I don't think they changed a thing :icon_thumleft:

They look like they’re from the seventies but taste oh so good.
Next time try the Ultimate Cheeseburger. Yum! I can only eat two a year but I order two tacos with it.
 

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I realize this thread is over 10-years old, but in 1972, my brother and I would steal our Mother's Buick Special at 3am, drive down to JITB, and get tacos and milk shakes at the drive through - YUMMY!:laughing7:
i used to have a 65' wildcat with a 460 wish i still had it ? it was like riding on a cloud !
 

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