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
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.