When it comes to tacos, Matt Damon does not mess around.
During a Reddit Ask Me Anything session for his latest film, Jason Bourne, one inquiring user asked the most important question of the day: What are the ingredients of your ideal taco? And Damon did not hold back when answering the “fantastic question,” as he put it.
“My ideal taco is actually the taco I’m not supposed to have which is the taco we have on taco night at my house,” he wrote. (Side note: Raise your hand if you’d do just about anything to get invited to taco night at the Damon residence.) “It’s the crunchy corn shell with the good meat, just ground beef in there.”
As for toppings, The Martian star says, “It’s all about the layering.”
“The meats gotta be hot, and the cheese goes on first so that it melts,” he said. “And then you’re gonna get in there with a little bit of tomato and lettuce but not too much cause it’s not a salad, it’s a taco.” Amen.
Damon then finishes it off with some avocado, sour cream and generous serving of his favorite hot sauce, Cholula.
“I don’t know if you know what cholula hot sauce is but it’s the best,” he raves. “Throw a bunch of cholula on there, maybe squeeze some lime on top, and go to town.”
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Reddit readers seemed pleased with his response. “Your comment on tacos not being salads has likely impacted me more than anything else in the past decade,” wrote one user.
Throughout the thread, Damon also revealed the one food he ate to lose over 60 pounds for a role (chicken breast) and weighed in on the great American debate: Is a hot dog a sandwich?
“I’ve never considered a hot dog a sandwich because a hot dog is a hot dog,” he says. “I mean technically it comes between 2 pieces of bread or one fold it into two, so I guess you can classify it as a sandwich. Then what would you call it, a hot dog sandwich? That’s like a hat on a hat so let’s just keep it as a hot dog.”
Well, that settles that.