L.A. Gas Station Tacos


Los Angeles's Kogi BBQ truck started the Korean-taco craze. Chef Roy Choi also loves the convenience-food ingredients (processed cheese! pork rinds!) sold at American gas stations. Slideshow:  More Tasty Tacos 

L.A. Gas Station Tacos
Photo: © Kamran Siddiqi
Total Time:
10 mins
4 tacos


  • 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


  1. 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.

Suggested Pairing

Crisp, refreshing pilsner: North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw.

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