Crispy Flour Tacos


Ok, people. Have I got a deal for you! You know the good ol’ standby fried corn tortilla tacos that are just irresistible?? Well, what if you fried “flour” tortillas until they were perfectly golden and crisp instead? I know. It is hard to imagine cheating on corn tortillas when you’ve got such a long history together and feel such a commitment but, it’s not like you’d be breaking up. You’d just be playing the field. Seeing what else is out there. You can still “go out” with corn tortillas some more. You’ve just got to try the crispy fried flour tortillas. Give them a chance. See if there is room in your life for them. They are phenomenal!! I have one word for you: wow!


12 mini flour tortillas (fajita size)

3/4 c vegetable oil

1 lb. ground beef

salt and pepper

1 pkg. McCormick taco seasoning

1 c cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 sweet onion, chopped

sliced olives

sour cream or ranch dressing


Brown beef. Salt and pepper to taste. Add taco seasoning and 3/4 c water. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, fold tortilla into taco shape with tongs, holding upper half with tongs while lower half cooks in oil until golden. Flip and cook the other side until golden. Drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining tortilla shells. Fill with your choice of meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, olives, and sour cream or ranch. Serve immediately.

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4 Responses to Crispy Flour Tacos

  1. heather says:

    wait – do you add water to your taco meat – like instead of tomato sauce… to make it moist. Does it boil off?

    I really want to try these flour tacos… we love the flour tortillas more than corn.

    Remember how awesome dad was at homemade tortillas. I’ve never dared try to make those.

    Anyhoo… fun!

    • Carol says:

      I add the water to the browned beef along with the taco seasoning and simmer it over medium/low for 15 minutes or so. The sauce thickens as well as some of the water “boiling off”. Another of my favorite ways to make taco meat: add an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce to the browned beef along with the taco seasoning and maybe 1/2 cup water and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. It’s more moist and seems a little less spicy or “toned down” if you know what I mean. Dad was so great at tortillas. It was a fun Sunday tradition! Oh, also, I love the new “Mild” McCormick Taco Seasoning. It’s good!!

  2. heather says:

    fabulous. i’ll have to try this way with the meat. thanks for the tips!

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